Category Archives: RUSSIA

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

Deciphering the March 5 agreement in 10 articles

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By Sedat Ergin One more time, there was no break with tradition. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin took the tension under control with the agreement they reached and lowered the pressure of the crisis which was

The online bomb hoaxes against Russia are clear cases of cyber terrorism


By Andrew Korybko A new form of terrorism has been waged against Russia over the past several months through online bomb hoaxes spread across the country by anonymous email services based abroad. This cyber terrorism saw hundreds of public facilities

Putin’s hour is at hand


By Paul Craig Roberts Vladimir Putin is the most impressive leader on the world stage.  He survived and arose from a Russia corrupted by Washington and Israel during the Yeltsin years and reestablished Russia as a world power.  He dealt

The Indo-‘Israeli’ trans-Arabian corridor will push Russia closer to Pakistan


India slaps Iran yet again Sputnik reported earlier this month that “Israel” and India shared documents pertaining to the former’s Trans-Arabian Corridor for connecting the Eastern Mediterranean and Afro-Asian (“Indian”) Ocean during the meeting between the former’s Minister of Foreign

Russia dials back peace talks with Japan


The Russia-Japan territorial disputes surged at a meeting of the foreign ministers of the two countries, Toshimitsu Motegi and Sergey Lavrov, at Nagoya, Japan, on November 22 on the sidelines of a G20 foreign ministers’ gathering. Lavrov publicly threw cold