South Asia

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


Does Size Matter? North Korea’s Newest ICBM

BY: MICHAEL ELLEMANOCTOBER 21, 2020MILITARY AFFAIRS, WMDDuring its October 10 celebration of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea, North Korea paraded its newest...

Defense Minister: Iran Constantly Boosting Missile Power

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Missile capabilities constitute a main component of Iran’s defense power and continue to grow constantly, Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said.Speaking to Tasnim in Zanjan...

Iran Not Lagging Behind Neighbors in Joint Oilfields: Minister

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh highlighted a jump in crude extraction from joint oilfields over the past couple of years, saying Iran is by no...

Economic Sanctions are Pushing Iran into a Closer Relationship with Russia and China

The Trump Administration’s unilateral withdrawal from the unanimous United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231—the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or the “Iran nuclear deal”—and the enactment of an...

No Operational Limitation to Iran’s Nuclear Program: Spokesman

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson highlighted the country’s steady progress in the nuclear industry after reduction of its JCPOA commitments, saying Tehran does not face any operational...

France’s Macron says U.S. maximum pressure on Iran not working

PARIS (Reuters) - The United States’ maximum pressure campaign on Iran has so far failed, France’s president said on Tuesday, and he dismissed U.S. efforts to restore U.N. sanctions...

Economic momentum in Vietnam in post Covid-19 phase

2020 By Prof. Pankaj JhaVietnam economy which was expected to grow at the rate of 2.7 per cent in 2020, as per IMF reports, is showing signs of better...
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

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...

Trump says could meet with Venezuela’s Maduro

US President Donald Trump floated a possibility of meeting with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. "I would maybe think about that," Trump said in an interview for Axios. "Maduro would like...

Satellite images reveal presence of Chinese stealth fighters along Indian border

Satellites detected Chinese stealth fighters at a Chinese army base on the Sino-Indian border, in a new escalation against the backdrop of tension between the two countries. Two J-20 fighters...

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U.S. senators work on bipartisan bill to aid Ukraine

Republican U.S. senators said on Wednesday they are working with Democrats on legislation to aid Ukraine as Washington works to prevent another attack by...

Lavrov: Russia ready to receive Zelensky to discuss normalizing relations with Ukraine

Russia is ready to receive Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky to discuss normalizing bilateral relations but if he intends to talk on Donbass issues, he...

Lukashenko says it’s important for West to ‘drown Russian-Ukrainian brotherhood in blood’

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Friday said it’s important for the West to "drown Russian-Ukrainian brotherhood in blood." In a state-of-the-nation speech, he said Ukraine...

US rejects Russia demands on Ukraine but offers ‘path’ out of crisis

The United States on Wednesday rejected Russia's demand to bar Ukraine from NATO and said it believed Moscow was ready to invade but offered...

Russia receives US response to security proposals

Moscow has received the US response to the proposals concerning collective security in Europe, the Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed on Wednesday. Ambassador John Sullivan delivered...