Geopolitics and Strategy

India and US to begin bilateral trade dialogue to discuss export controls

A notable step was taken reportedly on Thursday when India and the US resolved to commence a strategic trade discussion to address export restrictions, investigate measures to boost high-technology exports, and facilitate knowledge transfers. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the decision to implement the new framework of communication was made during a meeting …

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India is an international strategic partner of US: Biden administration

As the US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken is slated to arrive in New Delhi to attend a battery of key conferences including the G20 meet, the Biden administration on Monday termed India as a global strategic partner and characterized the relationship as wide, broad, and deep, according to recent reports. Blinken is also scheduled …

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Why the G20 should defer debt from emerging economies like Indonesia and India – or risk an even worse global recession

When the pandemic hit the world in 2020, global debts reached US$226 trillion in 2020, the highest since the second world war. Meanwhile, government, household and private-sector debt in 31 emerging economies reached $98.8 trillion as of June this year, or 2.5 times their collective gross domestic product (GDP), according to the Institute of International Finance. With mounting …

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Could tensions between Greece and Turkey lead to a second European war?

Tensions are flaring between Turkey and Greece over the militarization of the eastern Aegean islands and a host of other issues. Considering Russia’s military expansion across the region, it would be strategically wise for the two NATO members to de-escalate and improve relations based on mutual trust and respect. In a recent speech, Turkish President Recep Tayyip …

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PM Modi, world leaders react to Rishi Sunak’s appointment as new British prime minister

Rishi Sunak is poised to become the first non-white Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after it became apparent that Sunak was much ahead of his rivals and that former prime minister Boris Johnson had stepped out of the election. As soon as it was announced that Rishi Sunak would succeed Liz Truss as Prime …

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Sham referendums over shattered lands in Ukraine’s occupied south: Nick Paton Walsh, CNN International

Seven months after Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, this past fortnight has seen perhaps the mostsignificant developments in a story of unmitigated disaster. Two parallel threads have changed thedynamic of the conflict. On the one hand, a surreal, choreographed and completely predictable piece of Soviet-style political reverse-engineering has been taking place in Moscow and …

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G7 and Nato summits lay bare deep and hostile divide between Russia and China and the west

Against a backdrop of unprecedented turmoil – the first major war in Europe in three decades, the highest inflation rates in decades and a rapidly worsening global food crisis – western leaders have met for two major summits. The G7 met in Germany and Nato leaders gathered in Madrid. The outcomes of both events indicate the limits of western-dominated global governance …

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A tale of two cities, as Xi Jinping visits Hong Kong

‘Manhattan meets Hawaii’. That’s how I described Hong Kong to outsiders when I first moved here 7years ago, dazzled by glittering skyscrapers ringing lush green mountains next to the sea. This was a modern, efficient city where the realtor looked befuddled when I asked about the risk ofblackouts, a chronic problem in my former place …

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