India’s “Perestroika” Times

The word “perestroika” (rejigging) is at the core of a recent story, published by the popular media outlet The Indian Express, on India’s foreign policy strategy in relation to its ties with leading world powers . In addition, this newspaper article is worthy of note because its author, C. Raja Mohan, is one of the... Continue Reading →

‘World order has failed’, declares Mahathir as he calls for new system based on rule of law

TOKYO: The world is in dire need for a new order anchored on the rule of law, with countries resolving conflicts through negotiation and arbitration, said Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday (May 30). In a keynote address during the 25th International Conference on the Future of Asia, Dr Mahathir lamented that the current world order has... Continue Reading →

Malaysian PM Mahathir proposes new regional currency based on gold

TOKYO: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday (May 30) proposed to create a new “special currency” for the region based on gold, replacing the existing currency trading regime. Speaking at a dialogue session at the 25th International Conference on The Future of Asia (Nikkei Conference), he claimed that a regional currency based on gold... Continue Reading →

Russia Sides with Pakistan in South Asia’s Tit-for-Tat Missile Tests

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov staunchly defended Pakistan’s “sovereign right to take care of its security” amidst South Asia’s tit-for-tat missile tests, with this unprecedented statement not only signifying the strength of the Russian-Pakistani Strategic Partnership, but also potentially being a response to the Indian Ambassador to the US’ recent hint that his country will prioritize... Continue Reading →

BRI Forum Points to Tectonic Shift in Geopolitical Power

The second BRI Forum was held in Beijing from 21st to 27th of April 2019. It was intended by 5000 delegates from 150 countries, including 40 heads of government and representatives of 90 international organizations. The forum followed a successful trip to Europe by China’s President Xi Jinping where a Memorandum of Understanding was signed... Continue Reading →

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