Intel: Why Russia went on counteroffensive against US criticism over Idlib

Russia seems determined to finish the Idlib issue once and for all — preferrably through a new deal with Turkey, or reluctantly through continued support for military assaults by the Syrian army. It sees the arguments on the humanitarian crisis as fairly hypocritical and thus is in no way is willing to cave under US pressure. The Foreign Ministry [...]

Among the Syrian Militiamen of Turkey’s Intervention in Libya | by Frederic Wehrey | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

Among the Syrian Militiamen of Turkey’s Intervention in Libya | by Frederic Wehrey | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books — Read on http://www.nybooks.com/daily/2020/01/23/among-the-syrian-militiamen-of-turkeys-intervention-in-libya/

India, Russia launch Track 1.5 dialogue to push greater Eurasian partnership – The Economic Times

The Russian Ambassador to India Nikolay Kudashev credited India’s Prime Minister with the idea of the Dialogue, which was meant to foster cooperation in a period of worsening and confrontational international relations. For Russia, the Dialogue provided an opportunity to engage India in the development of the idea of “Greater Eurasia”, which provided the pivot [...]

Belt and Road Initiative: Geopolitical Analysis

http://www.youtube.com/watch The Belt and Road initiative is a convergence of China's New Silk Road project to create land routes through Central Asia, linking Eurasia and Europe, with the New Maritime Silk Road initiative to build a network of ports and logistics in the Indian Ocean region. This presentation analyses the geopolitics of the Belt and [...]

The Great Game: Afghanistan, British India and the Hundred Year War for India’s Northern Frontier

The Great Game refers to the hundred year geostrategic contest between Britain and Russia for control of Eurasia in the 19th century.  The arena for the Great Game was all the lands, kingdoms and nations between the two Empires. At the beginning of the Great Game the territories of British India and Tsarist Russia were [...]

Shangri-La Dialogue: America seeks networked Indo-Pacific as response to China, Singapore News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

The United States has said the region is increasingly confronted by a more confident and assertive China that is willing to accept friction in the pursuit of a more expansive set of political, economic and security interests.. Read more at straitstimes.com. — Read on http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/america-seeks-networked-indo-pacific-as-response-to-china