Southern Asia

Strengthening “Traditionalism” – a Sour...

IN834234234In the second half of March this year one of India’s leading newspapers, the Indian Express launched a debate on a very pressing issue for today’s India: the strengthening of “traditional” (or “communalist”, “obscurantist” and “dogmatic”) tendencies. India, with a current…

India in Search for an Optimal Foreign Policy

NAR5242342As the NVO, a Russian weekly newspaper supplement to Nezavi- simaya Gazeta dedicated to military posture noted more than once, India is already one of the key global players and the question of its foreign policy vector becomes increasingly important…

Russia and India on the Brink of a Major Trad...

871Russia and India are long-standing partners with a rich history of mutually beneficial cooperation. The two countries have great trading potential. However, Russian-Indian trade and economic cooperation cannot yet be called very active. This situation is not acceptable to either…

The Iranian President’s Visit to India

562343242342The Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, visited India on February 15-17, and talked with the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. The visit is noteworthy for a number of reasons, the most important of which is the fact that it took place at all. For it was a significant foreign policy…

Political Сrisis in the Maldives

M653432422It seems as if the political temperature in the Indian Ocean region is not going to ‘settle down’, as we predicted a week ago, but has already started to rise. That is demonstrated by the worsening situation in the Maldives, which is taking on the character of an internal political crisis, although in this case there has been an external element in this crisis right from the beginning…

India in the Race for Military Bases

I46534324232In 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…

Developments in India’s Foreign Policy in Jan...

6112There have been two standout events in India’s foreign policy in the first month of 2018: the 3rd ‘Raisina Dialogue’, held in New Delhi from 6-18 January, and the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit, held on 28 January, also in the Indian capital. Both events were dominated by an unmentioned…

Can India Offer its Neighbors an Alternative ...

I645242342As China continues to develop its ‘One Belt, One Road’ Initiative (OBOR), its main competitor in the region, India, is working on its own international infrastructure projects. These are aimed at strengthening India’s influence in the region and providing…

The Indian Ocean Region is Going to Heat Up

CR34234123123In the complex political picture that looms in the Indian and Pacific region, the various processes that are taking place in all of its geographical elements deserve attention. At the same time, it makes sense once again to designate the special significance of the sea band between…

With Pakistan Ending Up on the List of US Ene...

P86345234The state of bilateral relations between the US and Pakistan which used to be one of the most faithful allies of Washington, remains in a rather sorry state after US President Donald Trump’s insulting New Year’s tweet which left Islamabad thoroughly…

Russia Strengthens its Position in Bangladesh...

1508493087As it is well known, the economy of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (PRB) is one of the least developed, but one of the fastest growing economies of Asia demonstrating steady growth in the last few years. Today many countries seek to cooperate with PBR, in the hope of…

What do Donald Trump’s Attacks on Pakistan Me...

490947_1459926942Posted on January 1, 2018, the President of the USA Donald Trump’s tweet about the mistake of providing Pakistan with American financial aid (more than 33 billion dollars over the last 15 years), which was rewarded with “nothing but lies & deceit,” was a significant news…


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