India’s Geopolitical Pivot Is Complete After Trump’s Successful Visit

India’s Geopolitical Pivot Is Complete After Trump’s Successful Visit

India’s gradual geopolitical pivot towards the US — hitherto deceptively disguised as “multi-aligning” between Great Powers — is complete after Trump’s successful visit, during which time the two countries agreed to a $3 billion arms deal and a memorandum of understanding on boosting energy ties, prompting Prime Minister Modi to proudly declare that they had…

The Russian-Indian Oil Deal Is An ‘Unpleasant Surprise’ for Iran, Not the US

The Russian-Indian Oil Deal Is An ‘Unpleasant Surprise’ for Iran, Not the US

Shishir Upadhyaya, a former Indian naval intelligence officer and one of RT’s newest columnists, is incorrect in recently writing that the latest Russian-Indian oil deal is an “unpleasant surprise for Washington” since it’s actually an “unpleasant surprise” for Tehran because the Islamic Republic is powerless to stop two of its closest economic partners from taking…

Neocolonialism and Geopolitical Rivalry in Sri Lanka

Neocolonialism and Geopolitical Rivalry in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s historical narrative has been defined by geopolitical rivalry, external aggression and internal resistance to that aggression. The early historical era experienced successive waves of invasion from South Indian kingdoms. These were followed by European conquest and consecutive rule of the coastal lowlands by the Portuguese (1505-1666), the Dutch (1666-1796) and the British (1796-1815)….

Afro-Eurasia Would Be a Timely Alternative to the Indo-Pacific

Afro-Eurasia Would Be a Timely Alternative to the Indo-Pacific

Russia’s repeated rejection of the US’ ‘Indo-Pacific’ concept that Foreign Minister Lavrov claims is a ruse for “containing China” highlights just how urgently it is that a more inclusive and non-hostile trans-regional integration alternative emerges, which can be embodied by the Afro-Eurasia proposal that brings together the Belt & Road Initiative, CPEC+, and the Greater…

USA Bolsters Anti-Chinese Efforts in the Indo-Pacific

USA Bolsters Anti-Chinese Efforts in the Indo-Pacific

In response to China’s increasing political and economic clout in the region of South Asia, Washington has intensified its efforts to promote its concept of the free and open Indo Pacific. Donald Trump’s administration has borrowed this expression from Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe, who described his vision for the Indo Pacific region in…