Russia’s gas union eyes Pakistan, India

The Uzbek grid prepares to receive gas supplies from Russia Pakistan’s acute energy crisis is the immediate backdrop against which Foreign Minister Bilawal Zardari’s forthcoming talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow today need to be understood. But then, Lavrov is a ‘Renaissance man’ in the world of international diplomacy and is sure …

Russia open to discuss arms control with US but seeks ‘understanding about the parameters and principles of coexistence’

Russian soldier keeping vigil to prevent attempts by Ukrainian military to cross Dnieper River in Kherson area Bang in the middle of the brouhaha over the decision by the US and its European allies to supply Abram and Leopard battle tanks to Ukraine, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov messaged to Washington on Thursday that …

Ukraine war’s first anniversary and beyond

Russian T-90M Proryv (Breakthrough) main battle tank in action on the Donbass front lines recently  The first anniversary of Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine falls on February 24. The Russian strategy of attrition war has not yet produced the desired political outcome but has been a success nonetheless.   The delusional “westernist” notions of …

Biden stoops to conquer Brazil’s Lula

Brazil’s president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva returns to power as left-leaning leaders are in control of six of the region’s seven largest economies  The tragicomic “insurrection” in Brasilia on Sunday was destined to meet a sudden death. The universal condemnation and, in particular,  the brusqueness with which the Biden Administration distanced itself from the protestors, …

Sweden hustled into military pact with US

Remote land and people of the Russian Arctic The Biden Administration’s efforts to put on fast track Sweden’s accession as a NATO member petered out as Turkiye balked, exercising its prerogative to withhold approval unless its conditions regarding Stockholm’s past dalliance with Kurdish separatist elements is fully addressed.  President Biden was bullish and insisted publicly …