Lavrov Outlined the Priorities for Russian Regions’ International Economic Outreaches

Lavrov Outlined the Priorities for Russian Regions’ International Economic Outreaches

The contours of Russia’s geo-economic grand strategy in the present decade’s “Age of Complexity” are now apparent. Beyond the former Soviet core of the Union State, EAEU, and the CIS (all three of which are envisaged as the basis upon which the aforesaid strategy will be built), the Kremlin considers China, India, and the majority-Muslim…

Goodbye G20, Hello BRICS+

Goodbye G20, Hello BRICS+

The redeeming quality of a tense G20 held in Bali – otherwise managed by laudable Indonesian graciousness – was to sharply define which way the geopolitical winds are blowing. That was encapsulated in the Summit’s two highlights: the much anticipated China-US presidential meeting – representing the most important bilateral relationship of the 21st century –…

Putin: ‘The Situation Is, to a Certain Extent, Revolutionary’

Putin: ‘The Situation Is, to a Certain Extent, Revolutionary’

In an all-encompassing address to the plenary session of the 19th annual meeting of the Valdai Club, President Putin delivered no less than a devastating, multi-layered critique of unipolarity. From Shakespeare to the assassination of Gen Soleimani; from musings on spirituality to the structure of the UN; from Eurasia as the cradle of human civilization…