Russian Mercenaries Disrupt Operations at Libya’s Largest Oil Field

This week, Libyan diplomats called for sanctions on the Kremlin and on Russian mercenary forces working under the company, Wagner Group, who, on June 26, forcibly entered and disrupted operations at the El-Sharara oilfield (Libya’s largest oilfield accounting for one-third of the country’s oil output). El-Sharara is controlled by Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC), which is operated by Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord ...

China Releases List of Chinese Names for Sea Beds in the East China Sea, Conducts Dual-Use Survey Activity in South China Sea

Amidst rising tensions in the East and South China Seas, on June 23, China’s Ministry of Natural Resources released a list of Chinese names for 50 underwater seabeds and geographic entities in the East China Sea, near Japan’s Senkaku Islands – an apparent bid to further exert Beijing’s claims over the maritime exclusive economic zones of other countries in the region.

China to Build Bridge, Conduct River Management on River in Bangladesh that Has Been Source of Water Rights Dispute with India

On June 22, state-owned firms, China Construction 7th Engineering Bureau and China Construction International, were awarded a $44 million contract (in an all cash exchange) for construction of a bridge project across the Teesta River in Bangladesh (including unspecified river management projects), situated in the northwestern part of the country.