Russia

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Taliban Risks Losing International Legitimacy

A high-level delegation led by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the senior leader of the Taliban and its chief negotiator at the Doha talks, held consultations in Tehran and Moscow this week through January 26-29 amidst growing uncertainty over the Afghan peace process. A commentary by the US government-funded RFERL said […]

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President Putin’s Davos Speech Defined The World War C Era

The Russian leader’s speech at this year’s virtual Davos Summit thoroughly articulated the challenges and opportunities of the World War C era, the author’s term for referring to the full-spectrum paradigm-changing processes catalyzed by the international community’s uncoordinated efforts to contain COVID-19. A Speech For The Ages President Putin gave […]

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Biden And Putin Break The Ice

Six days into the Joe Biden presidency, the first telephone conversation between POTUS and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin took place on Tuesday. Who took the initiative remains a tantalising detail, given the tense Russian-American relationship and the poor personal chemistry between the two leaders who are known to each […]

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India’s Arctic Strategy

The Indian government has unveiled its own Arctic strategy. A special government website says that “the importance of the Arctic for India is constantly growing, primarily due to the problems associated with climate change and global warming. India was granted observer status in the Arctic Council in 2013, becoming one […]