Category Archives: RUSSIA

How Russia successfully restored balance to its South Asian strategy


Russia is more aware and worried about India’s new de facto military alliance with America By Andrew Korybko The historic, special, and privileged Russian-Indian Strategic Partnership (as it’s officially referred to by both Moscow and New Delhi) has been a

India embraces the US at cost of Russia ties

India embraces the US

By Qian Feng For the first time since 2000, the annual Russia-India summit was called off. It is a sign of clear cracks between Moscow and New Delhi. Some analysts believe that Russia and India are not allies, but they

Russia-Ukraine rift a potential problem for Indian military

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By Ajai Shukla India, the largest operator of Soviet / Russian defence equipment outside the Russian Federation, has reason to worry after a Russian press release on Tuesday formally objected to the overhaul in Ukraine of military equipment built and

A new path forward for NATO and Russia Relations between NATO member states and Russia are complex and troubled

A soldier carries the NATO flag during German Minister of Defence Ursula von der Leyen's visit to German troops deployed as part of NATO enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) battle group in Rukla military base

It will take concerted efforts by both sides to move their interaction to a more positive plane By Sergey Rogov Adam Thomson Alexander Vershbow The security situation in Europe has deteriorated to its lowest point in the past three decades.

NEW START: Putin’s “win-win” with Trump


By M. K. Bhadrakumar The Russian proposal of October 20 for a simple one-year extension beyond February when the NEW START treaty expires, has received a curt reply from Washington within hours. Something is still better than nothing, as the

Arc of instability on Russia’s periphery

Search and rescue teams work on a blast site hit by a rocket in the city of Ganja

By M. K. Bhadrakumar An arc of instability has appeared on Russia’s peripheral regions to the west and southwest Belarus, Nagorno-Karabakh and Kyrgyzstan. These regions are vital to Russia’s national security and weakens its capacity to be a resurgent power

Russia blasts US’ Indo-Pacific strategy

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By M. K. Bhadrakumar The meeting between the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Moscow on September 11 took place at a particularly delicate juncture in regional politics. Russia is carefully ploughing a neutral

How Russia built a channel to the Taliban, once an enemy

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The recent assessment that Russia paid bounties to the insurgents to attack US troops stunned many, but officials said the Kremlin’s outreach began almost a decade ago By Mujib Mashal and Michael Schwirtz During one of the most violent stretches

Improved Russian-Pakistani relations will help Moscow balance the new bipolarity

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By Andrew Korybko There’s a growing consensus among Russia’s leading experts that International Relations are increasingly characterized by what they’ve termed the “new bipolarity” that’s emerging out of World War C, and it’s within this global context that the continued

Two major Russian arms deals likely next week, weaponry worth $15 bn in Moscow pipeline

Two major Russian arms deals likely next week,

By Ajai Shukla On Wednesday, the ministry of defence (MoD) will clear the purchase of one, and possibly two, Russian weapons systems, taking orders in the Moscow pipeline to above $15 billion and underlining Russia’s status as India’s premier arms