Is the Patriot system good enough for missile defense?

A recent failure in Saudi Arabia has led to questions over the reliability of the US-made system with some countries opting for a Russian alternative By Stephen Bryen The Patriot missile system seems to have failed to do its job in Saudi Arabia. Instead of knocking out seven Houthi-fired ballistic missiles, reports from many sources cast doubt … Continue reading Is the Patriot system good enough for missile defense?

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Hun Sen willing to risk losing his oldest ally

Cambodian premier's deep embrace of China has come to the detriment of his long-time benefactor Vietnam By Alan Parkhouse As global pressure steadily mounts on Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen over his crackdown on the opposition, independent media, nongovernmental organizations and other critics, he is also in danger of losing one of his few close … Continue reading Hun Sen willing to risk losing his oldest ally

Russia’s Far East accounts for a quarter of national FDI

Long overlooked, the vast region is starting to draw overseas investor interest, although analysts say a recent government report is over-optimistic Russia’s resource-rich and sparsely populated Far Eastern region is – perhaps surprisingly – gaining in popularity with foreign investors. The region accounted for about a quarter of all foreign investment into sanctions-hit Russia in … Continue reading Russia’s Far East accounts for a quarter of national FDI

Dialogue futile if Pakistan views India as a ‘perpetual threat’

By Vivek Katju In an interview to a prominent English-language newspaper in the United Arab Emirates published last Sunday, the director general of the Pakistan Army’s Inter Services Public Relations Directorate (ISPR), Major-General Asif Ghafoor, remarked that the “threat from India is perpetual.” This is not the first time that the Pakistan Army has so … Continue reading Dialogue futile if Pakistan views India as a ‘perpetual threat’

From Arctic to Indian Ocean: First shipment of Russian liquefied natural gas arrives in India

A tanker with liquefied natural gas (LNG) produced in Russia's Yamal region in northwest Siberia has been delivered to India. According to first deputy chairman of Novatek’s management board, Lev Feodosyev, the shipment is in line with the company’s goal to expand its supply geography and increase the presence in key Asian markets. “The first … Continue reading From Arctic to Indian Ocean: First shipment of Russian liquefied natural gas arrives in India