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Narendra Modi’s Nuclear Triumph and the “Semi-Decay” of the Nonproliferation Regime

... The Jimmy Carter administration in the U.S. (1977-1981) imposed a ban on the supply of nuclear materials and equipment to India. Later the ban was joined by leading exporting countries, which formed the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), including Canada, Australia, France and China. Narendra Modi’s government had to unfreeze the contracts concluded with foreign companies in the US and France before the passing of the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act and to come to an agreement with other countries ...


The Third Crusade

... 15 . This is a totally unique case, especially considering the fact that America’s Western allies have always promptly named their own contributions to the intervention (Shader in Great Britain, Chammal in France, Impact in Canada, and Okra in Australia). In the overall context, the name “Inherent Resolve” smacks of the defence department taking a swipe at the political leadership. On the whole, for the U.S. global war machine this is a regional war in the full sense of the word....


G20 Brisbane 2014: Global Pragmatism or Regional Tantrums?

We asked three experts to comment on the situation: Ivan Timofeev, Mark Rakhmangulov and Victoria Panova. The Group of Twenty summit will take place on 15-16 November 2014 in Brisbane, Australia. So far 2014 could not be called the most successful or easiest in terms of international relations. The Ukraine crisis, the marked reduction in economic activity and the geopolitical disagreements between the main players in global politics ...


Australia as a Middle Range Power: the Military-Political Dimension

Middle Range Power – Liberalism or Realism? Australia badly requires unlimited access to the World Ocean and its resources, its national security fundamentally hinging on maritime trading. Canberra's interests stretch far beyond the South Pacific. Moreover, the regional balance of forces is changing,...


We really need to know the truth, no matter what the truth is

Andrey Kortunov, the Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council discusses criticism of President Vladimir Putin's support for pro-Russian militants in Ukraine who are accused of shooting down Malaysia flight MH 17 , and Putin's failure to insist that the crash area be secured and international investigators be given unfettered access. EMMA ALBERICI, PRESENTER: Back to our top story now: the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 which has so enraged the international community...


The Green Continent’s Air Shield: Per Ardua Ad Astra

Along with the Navy, the Air Force is a key Australian Defense Force (ADF) service. Both are tasked with defending the Green Continent from sea and air attack, guard sea lanes, project force in the South Pacific, and participate in global stability and security operations. To this end, the Royal ...


The Koala with Maritime Ambitions

The Present and the Future of the Royal Australian Navy With naval power as a key tool of its foreign and security policies, Australia is striving to strengthen its leadership in the South Pacific, which is making the modernization of the Royal Australian Navy a matter of particular attention....


MIKTA – Is It a New Element of the Global Governance Structure?

Grouping of “Middle Powers” Late September 2013 on the sidelines of 68th session of the UN General Assembly the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey and Australia held a meeting during which they reached an understanding to form a new informal negotiating network of “middle powers” – MIKTA. The five states considered that under the current architecture of global governance they do not ...


The Koala between the Dragon and the Eagle

Australia’s Military-Political Strategy: Preparing for War and Peace Against the backdrop of the United States preserving its status of the established superpower, and China, which is fast gaining military and political clout, the role of medium-sized ...


Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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