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Asian Fault Lines Of Biden’s War On Russia

The tremors of the United States’ tensions with Russia playing out in Europe are being felt in different ways already in Asia. The hypothesis of Ukraine being in Europe and the conflict being all about European security is delusional. From Kazakhstan to Myanmar, from Solomon Islands to the Kuril Islands, […]

Bucha

India’s Dilemma Over West vs. Russia

There is a notion among some mainstream Indian strategic analysts, including some who held top positions in the security establishment in past regimes that what is unfolding in Ukraine is quintessentially “a war between Europeans over the European security order.” No matter the basis of this notion, such contrived naïveté […]

US Hypersonic Missile

AUKUS In The Hypersonic Missile Wonderland

If further clues were needed as to why AUKUS, the security pact comprising the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, was created, the latest announcement on weapons would have given the game away. Australia, just as it became real estate to park British nuclear weapons experiments, is now looking […]

Wang Yi with Lavrov

What Will The Multipolar World Order Look Like?

Everyone acknowledges that the global systemic transition has been accelerated in light of recent events, particularly the US-led Western reaction to Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine, but few know what the end result will look like. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov just visited China for multilateral talks on Afghanistan, […]

Biden talks with Xi Jinping

China Sees Parallel Between Ukraine, Taiwan

The Chinese stance on developments around Ukraine was initially one-dimensional, namely, there is no conceivable comparison between Ukraine and Taiwan issues, as they are fundamentally different, because Taiwan is a part of China, whereas Ukraine is an independent country. Factually, that was a correct stance. However, there has been a […]

Wang Yi

India, China In Europe’s Crisis

The remarks by China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday constitute the first full statement on Beijing’s stance regarding Russia’s current tensions with the West and its sub-plot surrounding Ukraine. The key elements conform to a principled stance — and a balanced […]

Iran’s negotiator

Iran Unbound. What It Means

The negotiations in Vienna over the revival of the Iran nuclear deal, known as JCPOA, are almost certainly close to an agreement. The surest sign is that crude oil futures were sharply lower in mid-morning Asian trade Feb. 17 despite bearish developments due to the rising tensions on the Ukraine-Russia […]