India is now the world’s 5th largest economy

Data from the IMF shows India has risen to become the world’s fifth largest economy, when ranked by nominal GDP.India, in this ranking, has leapfrogged France and the UK.Despite its growth, challenges remain, from sustainability to infrastructure. India became the world’s fifth largest economy last year, according to data from the IMF’s October World Economic … Continue reading India is now the world’s 5th largest economy

US firms power rise in global arms sales

New data from SIPRI showed that sales of arms and military services by the top 100 firms went up by 47% since 2002 ByDave Makichuk Sales of arms and military services witnessed an increase of nearly five percent worldwide in 2018, mainly led by a strong showing by US firms, according to Stockholm International Peace … Continue reading US firms power rise in global arms sales

How the New Silk Roads are merging into Greater Eurasia

That’s irreversible. The dogs of demonization, containment, sanctions and even war may bark all they want, but the Eurasia integration caravan keeps moving along.

Russia is keen to push economic integration with parts of Asia and this fits in with China's Belt and Road Initiative By PEPE ESCOBAR The concept of Greater Eurasia has been discussed at the highest levels of Russian academia and policy-making for some time. This week the policy was presented at the Council of Ministers and … Continue reading How the New Silk Roads are merging into Greater Eurasia

India making inroads in Central Asia

Central Asia is India’s natural companion in every respect

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

‘America First’ rhetoric brings India, Russia closer

By Abhishek Mohanty Since the end of the Cold War, the US has been the dominant player in international politics. America claimed to be committed to a rules-based international order. But that time has passed. From abandoning international treaties to belittling allies to initiating trade wars and unreasonable sanctions, the insensitive measures of US President Donald … Continue reading ‘America First’ rhetoric brings India, Russia closer