Southern Asia

Power Industry in India: Consequences of the Pandemic and Russian Involvement

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The COVID-19 pandemic, which began in late 2019 and continues through 2021, has led to an economic downturn worldwide caused by reduced movement of people and goods due to quarantine measures, which has inevitably resulted in a drop in trade, production and business shutdowns. This has affected virtually…

China–Pakistan Economic Corridor Holds the Keys to Successful Development of the Entire Region

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On May 23, 2021, Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Imran Khan stated that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPECDahJTkfw will have a positive impact not only on Pakistan’s economic growth, but also on how the entire South Asian region develops. Imran Khan praised the speed of the work…

Interests of Leading Players Align in Bangladesh

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In May of this year, a certain event in Bangladesh resulted in yet another mini-crisis in the relationship between a number of leading nations. In fact, Bangladesh is among the majority of countries within the international community that are rarely mentioned in reports dedicated to the Global Chess Game. The state of this game is influenced by several leading…

Rebirth of a Strategic Partnership between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan

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During a three-day visit to Riyadh in early May, the prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan together with his top military official Qamar Javed Bajwa confirmed Islamabad’s decision to revive the strategic alliance between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. Khan’s meeting with Saudi crown prince Muhammad bin Salman Al Saud resulted…

On the Modi-Johnson Video Summit Amid Domestic Problems in Both Countries

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On May 4 this year, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a video summit with his counterpart of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson. This is no ordinary event both in the bilateral relations between the world’s fifth and sixth economies and in the game that is unfolding in the Indo-Pacific region. But before briefly discussing the key results…

US Maritime Bullying Targets “Ally” India

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Tensions temporarily spiked between Washington and New Delhi when US warships conducted a “freedom of navigation operation” (FONOPDahJTkfw inside India’s exclusive economic zone (EEZDahJTkfw in early April. The US’ own 7th Fleet website in an announcement would claim: On April 7, 2021 (local timeDahJTkfw USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53DahJTkfw asserted navigational rights…

India and Pakistan Take Steps Towards Improving Relations

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First of all, let us emphasize once again that the process of defusing tensions between India and Pakistan, crucial to the situation in the Indo-Pacific region, has been “on its way” since February of this year, and it is at its very beginning. Let us also recall the de facto nuclear status of both countries, which since their independence (in the late 1940sDahJTkfw have been positioned…

Anti-French Protests in Pakistan: the Causes and Consequences

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In Pakistan, on April 11, 2021, massive anti-French protests erupted. The call for citizens to take to the streets came from the head of the Islamist party Tehreek-e-Labbaik – a group banned in the Russian Federation – Muslim cleric Allama Saad Rizvi. Subsequently, people went on strike over the fact that Rizvi was arrested on…

India’s Catastrophic COVID-19 Second Wave: Causes, Consequences and Outlook

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Recently, India has been recording the highest number of novel coronavirus cases per day in the world. The crisis in the country with a population of approximately 1.36 billion people has reached catastrophic heights – from 250,000 to 270,000 COVID-19 infections a day. This article will focus on the second wave of the pandemic…

On the Indian Trip of the US Secretary of Defense

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Beginning on March 19 of this year, the three-day visit to India by US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin was the final act of his first foreign tour after being appointed to this post in the administration of President Biden. Previously, along with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, he visited Japan and the Republic of Korea, that is, two countries that are allies with the United States…

The Indian Factor in Central Asia

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India’s regional strategy aims to strengthen its status not only as a regional leader in South Asia, but also as an important pan-Asian player. However, despite its leading position in the region, India, for a number of objective reasons, faces difficulties in promoting South Asian regional cooperation projects. These reasons include, in particular, Indo-Pakistani and Indo…

On the Current Situation in Sino-Indian Relations

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The list of several major plot arcs of the current stage of the “Great World Game” includes the Sino-Indian one. For fairly obvious reasons, its importance will only increase over time. Therefore, the transformation of relations between the two Asian giants deserves special attention in the context of other similarly important subjects, one of the main actors of which remains…


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