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, […]
Very strategic shifts have recently taken place in Eurasia. Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov revealed in mid-December after the video meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin that “The topic of cooperation in the Russia-India-China format was addressed.” According to him, the two world leaders “agreed […]
The Indo-Pacific is rapidly becoming the convergence point of many of the world’s geostrategic processes, but Russia has yet to formulate an official policy towards this vast space, which places it at a disadvantage vis-a-vis its Great Power peers. The Indo-Pacific is among the top buzzwords in the foreign policy […]
Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has hit the political turf running. He was catapulted back on to the frontline of Brazilian politics only on Monday by the surprise decision of the country’s Supreme Court to declare that the anti-corruption operation that scuppered Lula’s bid to reclaim presidency […]
There was a curious hype among Indian analysts over the Russia-India-China videoconference of foreign ministers that took place yesterday. Even the compulsive detractors of processes such as RCI, BRICS and SCO that excluded the US were taking interest. The RIC process as such is not the focal point here but […]
The recent developments in geopolitics are a clear indication of conflicts. The US was a unique superpower for a couple of decades and unwilling to share or pass on the status of superpower to any other country. While it is a natural cycle and in the past, many superpowers enjoyed […]
Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland has become a bit of a living parody of everything wrong with the detached technocratic neo-liberal order which has driven the world through 50 years of post-industrial decay. Now, two years into the Trump presidency, and five years into the growth of a new system […]
After the end of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia was becoming a less popular area of studying and dealing with in comparison before the end of the Cold War. In the West, it was believed that after 1991 Russia was simply “finished” as Moscow was not anymore the capital […]
The point is, US patience with Turkey seems to be wearing thin. Turkey is no longer a ‘swing’ state in the US’ Middle East strategies, given the poor state of Turkish-Israeli relations, Erdogan’s ‘pivot to Russia’ and the overall trust deficit in Turkish-American relationship.
The most probable outcome of next week’s Putin-Modi Summit is that the two Great Powers will successfully redefine their historic relationship in the present New Cold War context clarifying their positions & intentions on working with the other’s rival but ultimately agreeing to disagree on this.
The “Cold Peace” should be seen as a short-term tactical measure to help each of these Great Powers gain the perception (key word) of greater leverage over the US during the onset of Trump’s protectionist “trade war” than as a long-term strategic understanding paving the way for a “New Détente”.
There is no state besides Russia that’s capable of managing the growing competition between these two Asian Great Powers.