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Does U.S. Developmental Aid to Nepal Come with Political Strings?

... comprehensive strategic partnership. Despite being purely apolitical and economically driven, antagonistic media and official sources from abroad maliciously misportrayed Beijing’s intentions as purportedly being aimed against third parties like the U.S. and India. Even though Indian-Nepali relations became complicated in recent years owing to some unexpected bilateral disputes, they still remain strong and time-tested. This makes the likelihood of Kathmandu doing anything to harm New Delhi’s interests ...

Korybko Andrew
14.03.2022 16:34:38

The New Cold War’s Evolving Strategic Dynamics in South Asia

... need to be prepared for. This analysis will briefly cover the top strategic dynamics at play. The most critical challenges affecting peace and stability in South Asia are the spread of the US-Chinese New Cold War’s competitive dynamics to the region, India’s attempt to multi-align between its traditional Russian partner and its new American one, and Afghanistan’s impending humanitarian crisis following the US’ withdrawal from the country a few months ago. China’s CPEC in Pakistan is an apolitical ...

Korybko Andrew
08.02.2022 15:45:02

The Twists & Turns Of Russian-Indian Ties Over The Past Few Years

President Putin’s visit to India in early December was a global geostrategic game-changer that unlocked the exciting potential for both Great Powers to align their respective Eurasian “balancing” strategies with a view towards eventually assembling a new Non-Aligned Movement ...

Korybko Andrew
01.02.2022 16:23:02

What’s Expected from This Year’s Russia-India Summit?

This year’s annual Russia-India Summit is scheduled for 6 December, during which President Putin, Defense Minister Shoigu and Foreign Minister Lavrov will all travel to the South Asian nation to participate in this major event. The latter two officials will hold the inaugural ...

Korybko Andrew
29.11.2021 21:10:51

Will the U.S. Sanction India for S-400s or Grant it Waiver?

The clock is ticking to find out whether the U.S. will sanction India upon receiving Russia’s S-400s sometime in November as planned—like it threatened to do per the “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act” (CAATSA)—or if it will grant its new military and strategic partner a waiver like ...

Korybko Andrew
29.10.2021 16:47:41

Post COVID-19 Strategic South Asia

COVID-19 pandemic continues to have an impact on the entire spectrum of life. India and Pakistan are both affected by the coronavirus but will recover eventually. When the pandemic subdues, the strategic issues of contention between India and Pakistan are unlikely to be altered. The contemporary strategic environment in South Asia ...

Hassan Imran
15.09.2021 17:05:25

What’s on the Agenda for Prime Minister Modi’s Trip to America?

Indian Prime Minister Modi will soon be traveling to the United States where he’ll meet with U.S. President Joe Biden as well as his fellow Quad leaders from Australia and Japan during their first-ever in-person summit. He will then address the United ...

Korybko Andrew
15.09.2021 13:05:37

Russia & India Have Promising Potential to Cooperate on Maritime Security

Two reasons make this week an historic one for international diplomacy: it was the first time that an Indian Prime Minister chaired a UNSC meeting that in turn resulted in this global body issuing its first joint statement on maritime security. India prioritizes maritime security because of the interests that it has in its eponymous ocean. The Indo-Pacific ...

Korybko Andrew
12.08.2021 14:09:24

The U.S. Intensifies its Asia Diplomacy

... Minister Xie Feng who told the U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman that the two countries’ relationship “is now in a stalemate and faces serious difficulties.”Source: Reuters On July 27 and 28, Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited India for the first time since President Biden’s inauguration. Washington Post described the visit, noting that “on July 27, the State Department reaffirmed U.S. support for ‘India’s emergence as a leading global power and vital partner’ in ...

Awan Zamir Ahmed
05.08.2021 17:45:07

Dynamics of Vaccine Diplomacy

... vaccine became the light at the end of the tunnel. However, vaccine distribution is not as random and widespread as the infection itself. As a result, vaccine production has given some countries a lot of diplomatic power to leverage to achieve their ends. India grabbed the world’s attention by giving vaccines to almost all South Asian countries. At the beginning of 2021, India produced enough vaccines to send millions of doses to other countries, making it the biggest vaccine manufacturing country. The ...

Zaka Wafa
13.07.2021 12:55:50

U.S. Seeking Military Bases in Neighborhood or Close Vicinity of Afghanistan

... becoming a friend and achieving its strategic goals, they turned a cold shoulder and imposed sanctions on Pakistan, such as the Pressler Amendment, Karry Logar Bill, etc. However, since 2005, the U.S. took policy decisions and shifted its focus toward India, a traditional rival of Pakistan. Pakistan has no objection if the U.S.-India relations grow healthy. But the problem starts when American support is used against Pakistan by India. Although the U.S. extends military and economic assistance to India ...

Awan Zamir Ahmed
17.05.2021 12:05:59

The Russian-Indian 2+2 Format Will Synchronize Their Grand Strategies

The recent announcement by Indian Prime Minister Modi that he and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to establish the 2+2 format of talks between their Defense and Foreign Ministers will synchronize the grand strategies of the two great powers. There have been noticeable concerns ...

Korybko Andrew
12.05.2021 16:35:23

Securely knotting Indo-Russian ties

The 2021 Indo-Russian Annual Summit could be a memorable occasion for cementing this partnership The year 1971 marked a cornerstone in the relations between India and the Soviet Union. The Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs, Andrey A. Gromyko, and his Indian counterpart, Sardar Swaran Singh, had just signed the Indo-Soviet Treaty of Peace, Friendship and Cooperation. This treaty reflected the geopolitical ...

Gironi Camilla
23.04.2021 13:40:11

Rise of Hindu Nationalism

Author: Rajib Neupane, Research Trainee at AIDIA Hinduism is native to Indian subcontinent. However, due to centuries long Muslim rule and British colonization, today’s India is the product of Hindu, Muslim and British cultural diffusion. The constitution of modern India ratified during 1976 declares India as a secular ...

20.04.2021 18:54:45

Russia-India Gape May Be Widened Further

For the first time in the last two decades, India and Russia have not held their annual summit. Moscow communicated severe concerns on New Delhi joining the Indo-Pacific initiative and Quad, thereby leaning more towards the US. India and Russia have been holding the annual summit, which is the ...

Awan Zamir Ahmed
30.12.2020 18:56:39

Mega Regions

... but more independent, rich and educated than today · North America (centered on an at least relatively weakened USA) · South America (centered on a once-again growing Mercosur) · China - a strong center in all-growing North and South East Asia · India – growing Add to this: · A hypothetic Mega-Eurasian Region including the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) with Russia. Enlarged with Turkey, Iran and even Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, and Iraq, this would fit nicely into the above possible future ...

Риис Карстен
25.11.2020 14:46:37

RECP, START and Germany´s Indo-Pacific Strategy

... these dimensions. „Asia-Pacific countries including Japan, China and the 10 members of ASEAN signed a regional trade deal on Sunday covering nearly a third of the global economy, wrapping up eight years of negotiations following the withdrawal of India.The 15 signatories to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership reached the agreement, aimed at cutting tariffs and establishing common rules in areas such as e-commerce and intellectual property, during a virtual leaders’ summit.RCEP — ...

Ostner Ralf
18.11.2020 11:21:47

Indo-Chinese Conflict and the Eurasian Heartland

In Russia, be it Russian President Putin, be it former Soviet Prime minister Primakov and his advisor Dr. Kulikov (Russia-India-China model/RIC), be it Karaganov, be it even Dr. Kortunov (RIAC), or the Russian Orientalists, Eurasianism is quite en vogue and not only by its former avangardist Alexander Dugin. Especially Dr. Kortunov in his article "Heartland Reunion: ...

Ostner Ralf
16.07.2020 21:05:10

Citizenship Amendment Bill-2019-How Good,How Bad

CAB-2019 or Citizenship Amendment Bill is one of those historic bills which will not only change British Colonial History from India like Removal of Article 370 and 35 A, Ram Lala Virajman Vs Sunni Waqf Board and few. It can easily be pointed out that Modi-Shah duo is all set to make history. As a Journalist and Journalism Academic I studied CAB and the debate took place in Lower ...

Dwivedi Ratnesh
19.12.2019 13:31:23

INDIA. The New Pivotal Role in Asia and Europe

... for New Delhi: by introducing integrated battle groups (IBGs), energy weapons, artificial intelligence, robotics and micro-satellite technologies to secure its borders, and allow transfer of encrypted communication security equipment from the US to India and the Canada partnering with India in maintenance aspects of the nuclear sector. To include: the Indian Army, Navy and Government, OGES, and cooperation with the USA, Canada, The Russian Federation, Israel and Romania etc. Soldiers in the Indian ...

Dobircianu Sorin
25.11.2019 16:50:55


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