Category Archives: RUSSIA

From Russia, with (Taliban) love

From Russia, with 1

Asia’s power brokers dropped an Afghan bombshell in Moscow: ‘the country’s reconstruction must be paid for by its military occupiers of 20 years’ By Pepe Escobar Facing high expectations, a five-man band Taliban finally played in Moscow. Yet the star

Russia active in the great game

By interaction desk Gloves are off, finally, and Russian fist is roughly pushing back US from the region. No more niceties, please. Only Lavrov can pull it off with such aplomb & poker face! Central Asian states are wary of

Russia and India’s divergence

By Alexei Zakharov In this era of new bipolarity in international relations, both India and Russia are being forced to gravitate toward one of the poles: the United States and China. It looks like the paths of these two once-close

Putin doesn’t trust Biden, futile for Washington to alienate China and Russia

By Yang Sheng China and Russia are maintaining frequent communication and friendly interactions despite the US trying to ease its tensions with Russia and concentrating on the competition with China. Some strategists in Washington still want to follow their Cold

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

Russia-Ukraine rift a potential 1

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