South Asia and Beyond

Vladivostok And China’s Pacific Moves

NEW DELHI: The latest agreement between Russia and China gives the latter an opportunity to access the Russian Far East which has huge reserves of oil, natural gas, and mineral resources. From a security perspective, the port provides China a potential naval base in the Pacific. In 2019, India & Russia had agreed to open […]Read More

Understanding The World’s Second-Largest Continent

US Sanctions Wagner Commander in Mali The US government slapped new sanctions on Russia’s Wagner Group on 25 May, putting African nations on notice that working with the Kremlin-linked mercenary group carries high risks. The Treasury Department is imposing sanctions on Ivan Aleksandrovich Maslov, which the US has identified as the leader of the Wagner […]Read More

Indian Ocean Region Needs Collaboration, Not Confrontation

NEW DELHI: The overarching emphasis of the recently held sixth Indian Ocean Conference organized in Dhaka by India Foundation, a Delhi-based think tank, and co-hosted by the Bangladeshi foreign ministry was on peace, prosperity and partnership. It saw ministerial representations from 25 countries besides the participation of some heads of government. Also in attendance were […]Read More