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Space. NASA Sets Coverage For Two Russian Spacewalks Outside Space Station (Eurasia Review)

Two Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station Friday, Sept. 3, and Thursday, Sept. 9, to conduct the first pair of up to 11 spacewalks to prepare the new Nauka multipurpose laboratory module for operations in space. NASA will provide live coverage for both spacewalks, or extravehicular activities (EVA), on NASA Television, the NASA app, and […]

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Afghanistan. The Plot Thickens (Nilesh Kunwar, Eurasia Review)

When something completely unexpected happens, we ascribe it to providence. But when there are a series of such occurrences revolving around a single event, it’s but natural to suspect that something’s amiss and in absence of any rational explanation, conspiracy and coverup theories abound. The latest such issue that’s caught the world’s attention is the […]

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Afghanistan. The Roots Of US Failure In Afghanistan (Ivan Eland, Eurasia Review)

The rapid collapse of Afghanistan has led to predictable finger-pointing about who is to blame for “losing Afghanistan.” Both President Joe Biden and his predecessor, Donald Trump, laudably wanted to end the quagmire. Both made blunders. The Roots Of US Failure In Afghanistan – OpEd – Eurasia Review

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Germany. Is German Industry At Risk Of Falling Behind In Digitalization? (Oliver Noyan, EurActiv, Eurasia Review)

The German economy is in danger of falling behind in Industry 4.0, digital association Bitkom warned in one of its position papers published on Thursday (26 August). The paper warns that failing to digitalise the industry could have a serious impact on both growth and employment. Is German Industry At Risk Of Falling Behind In Digitalization? – […]

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Iran. Raisi Says Economy Should Not Be Tied To Nuclear Talks (Tasnim News Agency, Eurasia Review)

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi urged that the settlement of the country’s economic problems should not be connected to the outcome of the nuclear negotiations at all. Addressing a Sunday session of the Administration’s Economic Coordination Headquarters, Raisi stressed the need for utmost attention to ten main guidelines that Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed […]

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Belarus/Latvia. Belarus: Afghan, Iraqi Migrants Stuck In Limbo (Anton Trafimovich, IWPR, Eurasia Review)

Rawa Yasen, from the northern Iraq city of Ebril, has been living in a forest on the border between Belarus and Latvia for more than a week now. The 19-year-old and his parents are among dozens of people, including babies and children, forced to sleep rough and light fires to try and keep warm. “We […]

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Iran. Iran Continues Religious Persecution, Two Bahais Sentenced To Prison In Tehran (Iran News Wire, Eurasia Review)

Two Iranian Bahais were sentenced to a total of two years of prison by Tehran’s Appeals Court. According to the Human Rights News Agency, the two Bahais were identified as Abbas Taef and Attoallah Zafar. Iran Continues Religious Persecution, Two Bahais Sentenced To Prison In Tehran – Eurasia Review

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Human-Robot Collaboration. Expanding Human-Robot Collaboration In Manufacturing: PhD Student Trains AI To Detect Human Intention (Eurasia Review)

Machines and robots undoubtedly make life easier. They carry out jobs with precision and speed, and, unlike humans, they do not require breaks as they are never tired. As a result, companies are looking to use them more and more in their manufacturing processes to improve productivity and remove dirty, dangerous, and dull tasks. Expanding […]

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Armenia/Azerbaijan. Armament, Militarization Of Society And Consistent Provocations: Is Another Tumultuous Autumn On Horizon For Armenia And Azerbaijan? (Vasif Useynov, Eurasia Review)

Against the backdrop of increasingly more tense situation along the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Ministry of Defense of the former is planning to hold training camps with the participation of more than 2,000 reservists from August 25 to November 25. The three-month trainings are planned to include exercises with motorized rifle, artillery, communications, reconnaissance, engineering, air […]