Putin’s three days in Singapore mark Russia’s major geopolitical changes since 2000

Vladimir Putin has been trying to strengthen Russia's ties with Southeast Asia lately. This is beneficial to all parties, Nikkei Asian Review wrote. After the meeting with the leadership of Singapore, Putin attended the East Asian Summit (EAC) and the Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The EAC includes ASEAN countries plus … Continue reading Putin’s three days in Singapore mark Russia’s major geopolitical changes since 2000

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It is India vs China amid upheaval in Sri Lankan politics

By Gunjan Singh The recent political turmoil in Sri Lanka brings to the surface the debate on domestic issues vis-à-vis South Asian geopolitics. The turmoil has roots in a suspected plot to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena by some cabinet ministers. Because of this, Sirisena fired his prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, and appointed former president Mahinda Rajapaksa … Continue reading It is India vs China amid upheaval in Sri Lankan politics

Russia – China – Cooperation & Trade News

Russia to replace US soybean exports to China amid escalating trade war The ongoing trade conflict with Washington is forcing China to look for new suppliers of day-to-day produce to the domestic market. Russia is expected to be the answer when it comes to soybeans and other goods. According to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, … Continue reading Russia – China – Cooperation & Trade News

India making inroads in Central Asia

By Abhishek Mohanty The year 2018 is ending on a high note for India. With the recent visits of Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to India and Indian President Ram Nath Kovind’s to Tajikistan, India is clearly showing its keenness to engage with Central Asian countries. Early next year, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev will be visiting … Continue reading India making inroads in Central Asia

Economics, not ‘security,’ likely fueling nuclear arms race

By Ken Moak The US starting an arms race with China and Russia might be motivated by economics, in that defense industries are a major part of the US economy. According to the US Department of Commerce, defense industries account for nearly 15% the economy, employ millions of people and are a major revenue generator. … Continue reading Economics, not ‘security,’ likely fueling nuclear arms race