Putin Still Hopes That Pakistan Will Continue Playing Its Role As the Zipper of Eurasia

Putin Still Hopes That Pakistan Will Continue Playing Its Role As the Zipper of Eurasia

While Russia has reasons to wonder whether Pakistan is beginning to become an obstacle to Eurasia’s multipolar integration due to the influence exerted upon its newly installed leaders by the US, it’s still holding out hope that this isn’t the case and that any prior moves in this direction can still be reversed in pursuit…

Asia’s Future Takes Shape in Vladivostok, The Russian Pacific

Asia’s Future Takes Shape in Vladivostok, The Russian Pacific

The Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok is one of the indispensable annual milestones for keeping up not only with the complex development process of the Russian Far East but major plays for Eurasia integration. Mirroring an immensely turbulent 2022, the current theme in Vladivostok is ‘On the Path to a Multipolar World.’ Russian President…

Erdogan Repairs Syria Ties with Eye on Eurasianism

Erdogan Repairs Syria Ties with Eye on Eurasianism

Yesterday, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev regarding the forthcoming Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Samarkand on September 15-16. This must be the fourth or fifth time the two leaders confabulated over the upcoming event. One lost count!  Putin and Mirziyoyev conceivably exchanged notes on a major event likely on the sidelines of…

Geopolitical Tectonic Plates Shifting, Six Months On

Geopolitical Tectonic Plates Shifting, Six Months On

Six months after the start of the Special Military Operation (SMO) by Russia in Ukraine, the geopolitical tectonic plates of the 21st century have been dislocated at astonishing speed and depth – with immense historical repercussions already at hand. To paraphrase T.S. Eliot, this is the way the (new) world begins, not with a whimper…

All the Way to Odessa

All the Way to Odessa

Dmitry Medvedev, relishing his unplugged self, has laid down the law on the Special Military Operation (SMO). Bluntly, he affirmed there is a “one and a half” scenario: either to go all the way, or a military coup d’etat in Ukraine followed by admitting the inevitable. No tertium applies. That’s as stark as it gets:…

A Eurasian Jigsaw: BRI and INSTC Interconnectivity will Complete the Puzzle

A Eurasian Jigsaw: BRI and INSTC Interconnectivity will Complete the Puzzle

Interconnecting Inner Eurasia is an exercise in Taoist equilibrium: adding piece by piece, patiently, to a gigantic jigsaw puzzle. It takes time, skill, vision, and of course major breakthroughs. A key piece was added to the puzzle recently in Uzbekistan, bolstering the links between the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the International North South…