Tag: Vladimir Putin

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Turning To The East

Russia is the land of the rising sun, said Russian President Vladimir Putin on September 5 during a meeting with activists of the environmental forum in Kamchatka. On the same day, the Russian government decided to withdraw from agreements with Japan on the procedure of mutual visits and facilitated visits […]

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Where JCPOA, Oil Conjoin Stands OPEC+

The news that made the headline today is that the Biden Administration may have inched closer to restarting the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. Meanwhile, it escaped attention that Iran’s oil minister Javad Owji said just a day earlier in Tehran following a meeting with Igor Levitin, Russian President Vladimir […]

Putin met Erdogan

Russia-Turkey Reset Eases Regional Tensions

The 4-hour meeting on Friday at Sochi between President Vladimir Putin and President Recep Erdogan promises to be a defining moment in regional politics. The single biggest takeaway from the Sochi meet is, of course, the “win-win” economic partnership between Russia and Turkey that helps Russia, on the one hand, to […]

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Russia’s Vostok 2022 Has Big Messages

The announcement by Russian Defence Ministry on Tuesday on Vostok-22 strategic command post exercises during August 30-September 5 gives a big message to the West in political and military terms. The announcement said, “In addition to the troops (forces) of the Eastern Military District, units of the Airborne Troops, Long […]

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India, BRICS In Cold War Conditions

The phone conversation on Friday between Prime Minister Modi and Russian President Putin conveyed a big signal, coming on the morrow of the release of the new Strategic Concept by NATO which called Russia the alliance’s “most significant and direct threat.” The readouts from Moscow and New Delhi both highlighted […]

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Why Ukraine War Has No Winners

The war in Ukraine is quintessentially Clausewitzean. And to understand it, we need to return to Carl von Clausewitz, the doyen of modern war, who recognised that war is practically limitless in variety, “complex and changeable,” and noting that every age has its particular kind of war with “its own […]