South Asia

Everything that informs geopolitics can be found in South Asia: challenging demographics, geographic diversity, and contentious, ill-defined borders.

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India’s Opposition Demands Parliamentary Probe of Rafale Deal

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s political opponents stepped up their demands for a probe into India’s purchase of Rafale combat jets after France reportedly launched a judicial investigation into allegations of corruption...
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Construction of the Sirik TPP has begun in Iran with the participation of Russian...

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On June 10, in the south of Iran, in the province of Hormozgan, the implementation of the project for the construction of a thermal power plant (TPP) "Sirik" was...
Representatives of Syria and Iran at meeting held in Tehran on 24th September 2019 (photo SANA)

Iran, Syria stress facilitating barter trade to boost economic ties

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The meeting focused on facilitating barter trade between the two countries, supply of goods and products required by the two countries within the framework of the free trade agreement...
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Russia’s defense chief vows to strengthen military interaction with Vietnam

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MOSCOW, June 11. /TASS/. The defense ministries of Russia and Vietnam will continue developing military and military-technical cooperation, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said at talks with his Vietnamese...
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The United States is losing its military presence in Cambodia, and China is taking...

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China appears to have built two military facilities in just one month as part of the military naval port of Ream in Cambodia, Business Insider writes.Such suspicion is confirmed...
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Andrew Korybko: What’s the Purpose of India’s Military Base in Mauritius?

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The Mauritian government confirmed in a press release on 18 May that India is fully financing a new three-kilometer-long runway on the island of North Agalega where New Delhi...
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A blow from China to cryptocurrencies

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After the influential Elon Musk announced that his company Tesla would no longer receive payments in Bitcoin due to environmental damage, much worse news arrived for cryptocurrencies and their...
An S-400 air defence missile system at the Hmeymim airbase (photo Sputnik)

First regiment set of S-400 air defense systems to arrive in India by year-end

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MOSCOW, April 29. /TASS/. India will receive the first regiment set of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems by the end of this year, India’s Ambassador to Russia Bala Venkatesh...

Myanmar rebel group says shoots down military helicopter

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The Kachin Independence Army (KIA), one of Myanmar's most powerful rebel groups, said on Monday it had shot down a helicopter after returning fire following air strikes by the...
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Russia’s main intelligence officer: The United States has lost the war in Afghanistan and...

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Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation and former head of the Russian counterintelligence service - FSB Nikolai Patrushev said after a meeting with colleagues from the...
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Belarusian leader points to escalating situation at republic’s border with Ukraine

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The situation at Belarus’ southern borders is constantly deteriorating, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Monday as he approved the border guard service’s 2022...

NATO sends ships and fighter jets to eastern Europe

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NATO said Monday that it’s putting extra forces on standby and sending more ships and fighter jets to eastern Europe as Russia continues its...

U.S. tells diplomats’ families to leave Ukraine, weighs troop options

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The U.S. State Department announced Sunday it was ordering diplomats' family members to leave Ukraine, as U.S. President Joe Biden weighed options for boosting...
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Russia’s embassy calls on London to stop dangerous provocations about Ukraine

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Russia’s embassy in the UK has urged the British Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office to stop dangerous rhetorical provocations about Ukraine, explaining anti-Russian propaganda...
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Ukraine receives second batch of U.S. weapons in Russian stand-off

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Ukraine's Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov said on Sunday the country had received a second consignment of weapons from the United States as part of...