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Part 2. A Longstanding Friendship under Threat

On the potential impact of American sanctions on the Russia – India Arms Trade The first part of this article has demonstrated that India and Russian enjoy a close military relationship. India makes use of Russian material in all the branches of its armed forces. The material used ranges from munition to vehicles ...

10.08.2018

Part 1. A Longstanding Friendship under Threat

On the potential impact of American sanctions on the Russia – India Arms Trade The Russian Federation is the second largest supplier of weapons globally. In 2016, 21% of global arms sales were Russian. Between 2000 and 2016 Russia accounted for on average 25% of global exports . During that period 30% of exports ...

09.08.2018

BRICS Summit: A Blessing in Disguise

... be able to “sit it out.” Yes, the meeting between the leaders of the United States and China was a success, but this did not prevent Washington from then starting a trade war with its principal rival. No matter how much Washington may be courting India seen as a main counterbalance to China in the new political and geographical setup in the Indo-Pacific, the stance of the President of the United States on protecting U.S. manufacturers while essentially ignoring WTO rules, coupled with the fact ...

07.08.2018

South Asian Gas Market: It’s Time to Mount an Offensive

... resources to South Asia. African, Southeast Asian and Australian suppliers also have a minor presence in the region. Until recently, the regional gas market was considered to be fairly stable and predictable; in some segments, such as LNG supplies to India, the marketplace was effectively monopolized by Qatar. Qatar RIAC and Gateway House Report “Russia – India Energy Cooperation: Trade, Joint Projects, and New Areas” Qatar is the unconditional leader in gas supplies to South Asia. In 2004,...

17.07.2018

Bonus for the “Big Eight” in Qingdao: Some Thoughts on the SCO Summit

... the summit, a matter of momentous importance for both the SCO itself and for its positioning on the world stage in its new and expanded composition. This was due to significant deepening of the SCO’s geopolitical dimension following the accession of India and Pakistan last year, whose leaders first took part in the organization’s activities at the Qingdao summit. As a result of the expansion, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation has become the world’s largest association, the global nature of ...

15.06.2018

Trump — Kim Summit: A Gamble beyond Optics

... fruits, and there is a move forward. They would genuinely look for peace, as Seoul is within reach of conventional weapons of North Korea. — Russian may have to wait for clarifications on THAAD deployment, a concern they have been airing earlier. — India will welcome a peaceful Korean Peninsula, but would be keen on some control on North Korea on alleged proliferation of missile technology to Pakistan. It remains to be seen as to what the future has for Korean Peninsula, but it was interesting to ...

14.06.2018

China and the US in Asia: Four Scenarios for the Future

Washington consensus 2.0 / China–India Axis / Multipolar balance of power / New bipolarity A few months ago, the author wrote an article for the RIAC website on possible variants of the new international architecture on the European continent that might take shape over the next few ...

08.06.2018

Blow to International Humanitarian Law

International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is applicable on both international and non-international armed conflicts. Given the Kashmir issue, this law, being the major component of international law, has a wider scope and germane applicability on India despite well-staged encounters and operations by its armed forces. The status of Kashmir and associated controversies cannot be amalgamated with power abuse and unabated human right violations of Kashmiri people. Abuse of power by Indian forces ...

04.06.2018

Indo-Pacific or Community of Common Destiny?

... and from the Hawaiian Islands in the east to the Red Sea in the west has many shared features and is in essence a single ecosystem. Approximately a decade ago, geostrategists borrowed the biological term and gave it a different spin. It was originally Indian and Japanese strategists that discovered, so to speak, the geopolitical Indo-Pacific, justifying the strengthening of bilateral Indian-Japanese cooperation. At the present time, however, and especially following the arrival of the administration ...

28.05.2018
 

Poll conducted

  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
 
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