By Ayaz Ahmed During his election campaign, President Trump repeatedly demonstrated his alacrity to bury the hatchet with Russia and work with President Putin to resolve the protracted Syrian and Afghan conflicts. This led liberals in the US to challenge pessimistic view of the realists by foreseeing a period of meaningful cooperation between the Cold […]Read More Russia and the US: another cold war?
By Ayaz Ahmed The recent Russian diplomatic overtures towards Afghan peace and its secret rapprochement with the Taliban show that Russia wants to play a new Great Game in Afghanistan. In this regard, Russian President Vladimir Putin seems to have capitalised on the fateful election of Donald Trump as the US president to steadily outsmart […]Read More Russia’s new great game
By Harsh V Pant Russia’s efforts to emerge as a more consequential global security actor center on diminishing US influence, and its next battleground could be South Asia. Russia has revamped its South Asia policy in recent months with a major outreach to Pakistan and stepping forward as a power broker in Afghanistan, its former […]Read More Resurgent Russia Joins Great Game In South Asia
By John Lough The Kremlin will be struggling to reconcile conflicting messages from the West. Deepening divisions in the European Union that came to a dramatic head with the Brexit vote have not found their way into NATO. Instead, the Alliance appears to have rediscovered the culture of deterrence. The Warsaw Summit report devotes considerable space […]Read More How Russia helped NATO rediscover Itself ?