South Asia

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

Myanmar military guarantees new election; protesters block train services

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Myanmar’s military junta guaranteed on Tuesday that it would hold an election and hand over power, denied its ouster of an elected government was a coup or that its...
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Indian army to get 118 indigenous battle tanks

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi handed over the first of 118 indigenously built Arjun Mark 1A battle tanks to the country's army chief on Sunday. “I am proud to present...
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US Falling behind, China already has New Initiatives on Rail: Biden

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President Biden after his First Phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday warned that the US would need to “Step Up” and fix its ailing infrastructure or...

Iran a successful model for the region: ex-Lebanese ministe

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“There is no doubt that the Islamic Revolution due to importance and status of Iran will have an impact on politics, economy, culture, and the strategic military balances, as...

Biden threatened Myanmar sanctions

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U.S. President Joe Biden, facing his first major international crisis after Myanmar’s military seized power, could impose a new program of sanctions, cut aid or target generals and the...
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Who needs to rejoin JCPOA?

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In a Friday interview with CBS that was aired on Sunday, Biden said the U.S. will not lift sanctions first in order to get Iran back to the negotiating...

First batch of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine arrives in Tehran

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TEHRAN, February 4. /TASS/. A Mahan Air flight carrying the first batch of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine has arrived in the Iranian capital of Tehran, Iran’s IRIB broadcaster...

Biden threatens U.S. sanctions in response to Myanmar coup

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U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday threatened to reimpose sanctions on Myanmar’s military leaders and called for a concerted international response to press them to relinquish power they seized...

Myanmar coup: Aung San Suu Kyi detained as military seizes control

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Myanmar's military has seized power after detaining civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior members of her governing party. All authority has been given to the top army...

Pakistan approves Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine’s emergency use

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Pakistan’s government decided to allow the emergency use of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine in the country, the Dawn newspaper reported on Sunday citing the government’s sources. "At the meeting held by...
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US sets new Cuba sanctions as Biden meets Cuban-Americans

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The Biden administration announced new sanctions on Friday against Cuba’s national revolutionary police and its top two officials as the U.S. looks to increase...
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Ilyushin ready to modernize its IL-76 aircraft fleet from all around the world

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MOSCOW, July 30. /TASS/. OJSC Il (part of United Aircraft Corporation, UAC) is ready to offer a modernized package for upgrades to Il-76 planes...
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Nord Stream 2 is 99% complete, Fortuna barge is working at final section

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The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is by now 99% complete, the Fortuna pipe-laying barge is working at the final section, a representative with...
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Il-112V to replace Soviet-time military transport aircraft — chief designer

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MOSCOW, July 27. /TASS/. Russia’s latest military transport plane, Il-112V, will help to upgrade Russia’s fleet of military transport aircraft, currently dominated by Soviet-made...

Americans’ optimism about country’s direction over next year drops nearly 20 points since May

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As President Joe Biden completed 100 days in office, the country was optimistic about the coming year, but now, just after hitting the six-month mark, Americans' optimism about the...