Nina Lebedeva

How and Why is Japan Expanding its Influence in the Indian Ocean?


Many political scientists could not but notice and weigh in on a trend on the global arena – Japan is not particularly quickly yet steadfastly gaining a foothold in the Indian Ocean (and not only in the regions of the Middle East and North Africa). This process appears to be shaping, in a gradual manner, the nation’s comprehensive…

COVID-2019 and Its Effect on the Indo-Pacific Region


For now, many countries worldwide are still under siege from the Coronavirus, threatening millions of lives. However, it is leaving a much different mark, for instance, in the Indo-Pacific Region. Even before the pandemic hit, it had been far from smooth sailing in the area due to a number of disputes and conflicting interests between regional players, for whom…

What does the Future Hold for China’s Belt and Road Initiative?


The world has become all jumbled under the eruption of the coronavirus pandemic. Borders are being closed. National currencies are crashing. Airline flights are being cancelled between countries and regions, as well as domestic auto and rail connections. By and large, people have “fled” to quarantine and self-isolation. It’s too early to speak…

India in the Race for Military Bases


In late January 2018, the media reported that India is finalizing a document with France (apparently it would become official in early March during a visit by French President E. Macron to Delhi) on military logistics similar to the USA of August 2016, according to which the Indian…

Why Iran’s Maritime Ambitions Growing?


Many leading politicians, experts, and the media could no doubt not fail to notice that, almost from the first days of his stay at the White House, US President Donald Trump has methodically darkened the clouds over the skies of Iran. On 29 January…

“One Belt, One Rode” (OBOR) – How is the Chinese Project Perceived in India?


At the ” One Belt, One Road” forum held in Beijing in May 2017 – with much pomp – the absence of the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was associated by almost all world mass media with…

India Makes Raisina Dialogue Geopolitical Forum a Tradition


On January 17-19, 2017, New Delhi once again hosted Raisina Dialogue, a large-scale international conference. Over a relatively short period, the conference has not only clearly become a tradition, but has also become one of…

American Military Base on Diego Garcia: What’s Next?


The 50 years term of the agreement between Great Britain and the USA regarding the Pentagon’s lease of Diego Garcia atoll, which is located in the heart of the Indian Ocean, for…

Narendra Modi and Oceania


Why did N. Modi invite the leaders of the Pacific island countries to the “pink” city of Jaipur? The answer is both simple and complicated. At first glance it may seem that the Indian Prime Minister, who met with the participants of the second Summit of the Forum…

Second Wind for China’s String of Pearls Strategy. Part 2

Foreign scholars could not help but notice that by the implementation of a special policy of conducting anti-piracy campaigns around…

Second Wind for China’s String of Pearls Strategy. Part 1

The naval maneuvers conducted from January 29 to February 14, 2014 by a small squadron of the PCR's navy in…

India in the South China Sea: Interests, Targets and Prospects. Part 1

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In recent years India has shown rapid growth and under current conditions of competition exacerbation in the military, political and…

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