S-400s Don’t Solve India’s Geostrategic Dilemma
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S-400s Don’t Solve India’s Geostrategic Dilemma

The 2018 India-Russia summit may have turned out to be one for the ages. The stakes superficially centered on whether India would seal the acquisition of five S-400 missile defense systems from Russia for $5.43 billion. The deal was clinched immediately after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin finalized their get-together in…

Greater Eurasia Coming Together in the Russian Far East
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Greater Eurasia Coming Together in the Russian Far East

Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin were involved in a joint cooking venture. Pancakes with caviar (blin, in Russian), chased down with a shot of vodka. It just happened at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok. Talk about a graphic (and edible) metaphor sealing the ever-evolving ‘Russia-China comprehensive strategic partnership’. For a few years now the Vladivostok…

Putin’s Wedding Trip Seals Marriage of Convenience with Merkel
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Putin’s Wedding Trip Seals Marriage of Convenience with Merkel

It was supposed to be a low-key, traditional Austrian wedding until Vladimir Putin pulled up in a black limo. The bride was Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl, a top energy analyst and former professor at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna and the European Business School in Frankfurt. She knows all there is to know about…

July was Mark by a Number of Important Events in World Politics
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July was Mark by a Number of Important Events in World Politics

We have already commented on the large number of significant events in the first half of July – events which clearly demonstrated the special nature of the radical changes that the post-Cold War world order has undergone in the last few months. The end of July has brought several equally important events, including the BRICS and…