India’s Gaffe at Samarkand

India’s Gaffe at Samarkand

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at Samarkand on September 16 after the SCO Summit turned into a media scandal. The Western media zeroed in on six words culled out of context in the PM’s opening remarks — “today’s era is not of war” —  to triumphantly proclaim that India is…

Pakistan’s Successful SCO Summit Shouldn’t Be Spun As aSuccess for Shehbaz Sharif Personally

Pakistan’s Successful SCO Summit Shouldn’t Be Spun As aSuccess for Shehbaz Sharif Personally

What will always remain most important to President Putin and his government as a whole are inter-state relations between Russia and its partners irrespective of whoever leads the latter, whether it’s a multipolar-oriented visionary like former Prime Minister Khan or a US-installed placeholder like incumbent Prime Minister Sharif. Two notable Pakistani journalists have interpreted their…

Even John Kirby Sometimes Gets It Right About Russia, But for the Wrong Reasons

Even John Kirby Sometimes Gets It Right About Russia, But for the Wrong Reasons

Kirby inadvertently spilled the beans about the fact that the SCO isn’t an “alliance” unlike what the Golden Billion’s perception managers have falsely claimed because he expected that it would advance his follow-up point twisting the Chinese and Indian leaders’ words in an anti-Russian way. National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby surprisingly…

Why Did President Putin Downplay the Importance of His Meeting with President Xi?

Why Did President Putin Downplay the Importance of His Meeting with President Xi?

Their meeting was actually pretty important, just not in the way that many in the Alt-Media Community expected nor the reporter who phrased his question to the Russian leader in the particular way that he did by focusing on the geostrategic aspect of their ties. Many in the Alt-Media Community (AMC) expected that President Putin’s…

‘Samarkand Spirit’ to be Driven by ‘Responsible Powers’ Russia and China

‘Samarkand Spirit’ to be Driven by ‘Responsible Powers’ Russia and China

Amidst serious tremors in the world of geopolitics, it is so fitting that this year’s Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) heads of state summit should have taken place in Samarkand – the ultimate Silk Road crossroads for 2,500 years. When in 329 BC Alexander the Great reached the then Sogdian city of Marakanda, part of the…