|  5-minute read
Hydrogen bomb, North Korea, China, Russia

Why Russia stands to gain the most in the North Korea crisis

Russia's support for sanctions against Pyongyang may give it diplomatic leverage against the sanctions Moscow faces.


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Russia, Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, G20 summit

G20: When Trump met Putin

Despite their alleged mutual association and barrage of allegations, the leaders of USA and Russia hadn’t met before Hamburg.


 |  Musings from afar  |  5-minute read
Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, Russia, Central Asia, China

India can't allow Chinese to overshadow its influence in Central Asia

It is time New Delhi gives the region the attention it deserves.


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Vladimir Putin, Russia, Pakistan, OBOR

When Modi meets Putin, fixing India-Russia ties must be top priority

Following Russia’s growing closeness to Pakistan and China, India needs to reboot its decades-old relationship with Moscow.


 |  6-minute read
Russia, Missile technology, India, BrahMos

What the bold new BrahMos can do for India in its latest avatar

From its earliest avatar as a supersonic anti-ship missile, BrahMos has come a long way.


 |  4-minute read
Russia, Donald Trump, FBI, James Comey

Why firing FBI chief will spell disaster for President Trump

Even if he comes up with an impeccable replacement, the downhill appears to have begun too fast.


 |  Angiography  |   Long-form
Russia, Donald Trump, Assad, Syria Crisis

Trump’s airstrike against Syria can lead to a total meltdown of US-Russian ties

His response to the chemical weapon attack is all sound and fury, with little actual deterrence to Assad regime.


 |  7-minute read
Syrian Crisis, Bashar al Assad, Russia, Syria

Heartbreaking, no one deserves to suffer like the children of Syria

Chemical attack in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhun of the war-torn country has killed 58 civilians, leaving the rest unable to breathe.


 |  3-minute read
Stalin, Russia, Timur

The curse of Taimur that gave Joseph Stalin grief

Was it for real? Or was it, like the curse of the Pyramids, merely a set of eerie coincidences?


 |  3-minute read
Russia, Syrian Crisis, Turkey

Assassination of Russian ambassador shows depth of Turkish political crisis

It's too early to name anyone for the crime, but Andrei Karlov was no victim of the Gulen movement.