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Russia and Turkey Embroiled in Libya

For over a decade the biggest problem and misfortune of the Libyans has been the competition among the rival powers. This included the regional and non-regional interventionists who continue to support their favourite militias or quasi governments wh....

Constitutional Changes in Russia

In his annual Presidential address to the Federal Assembly last month1, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a series of amendments “to improve social policy and public administration” in the country. His speech addressed constit....

Constitutional Changes in Russia! What is Cooking?

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and his entire government resigned on January 15th after a televised speech by President Putin to the federal assembly wherein he proposed sweeping changes to the constitution. These changes will modify the equation of ....

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov explains Russia’s World View

Like other great powers, Russia is keenly watching the global developments and how they impact it. It is seeking a place for itself in the rapidly changing world order. The Americans are talking about a rule-based order. The Chinese are expanding the....

Visit of Indian Prime Minister to Vladivostok

Indian Prime Minister, Sri Narendra Modi, visited Vladivostok in Far East of Russia for two days; 04-05 Sep 2019. The PM had two main agenda points: First, to attend 20th Summit Level talk with the Russian President, Mr. Vladimir Putin; and second, ....

India and Russia – Two decades of Strategic Dialogue and Partnership

In the middle of 1999, Vladimir Putin, the then Director of the Federal Security Service (FSB) was appointed the Prime Minister by the ailing and drinking Boris Yeltsin- maverick of the Russian history. Within six months, before the year ended, Putin....

भारत के लिए रूस अब भी इतना अहम क्यों है?

भारत एक स्वतंत्र विदेश नीति का अनुसरण करता है। किंतु भू-राजनीतिक वास्तविकताओं के खिंचाव और दबा....

Assessing US Recognition of Golan Heights

On 21 March 2019, the US President Donald Trump announced his decision in a tweet stating that the US after 52 years have recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights. The reason according to President Trump is that the region ho....

Post-Balakot, Terrorism on Front Burner in Russia's South Asia Discourse

In the wake of daring strike by the Indian Air Force (IAF) jets on the terrorist training facility of Jaish-e-Mohammad in Pakistan's Balakot, the Russian discourse has radically shifted from an ‘imminent’ nuclear stand-off between the two South A....

Putin-Trump Summit: Untangling the Knots

Ensuring Peace is a global good and a responsibility of all countries and stake holders. But it is more so of the Hyper and Super powers, who always indulge in the political chess games and move their rooks adroitly and sometimes bluntly, to ensure t....

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