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​Early May saw a new aggravation of the border conflict between India and China, this time in Ladakh. The withdrawal of extra contingents, which had been brought to the border during a few weeks of the confrontation, began only on June 10th, following a series of online and offline meetings of military representatives of the two countries. Amid all these developments, India signed an agreement with Australia on mutual access to military bases. The two countries’ Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Scott Morrison agreed to expand military and technical cooperation in the course of an online summit.​
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 16-06-2020, 11:47
  • Views: 348
Donald Trump’s decision to postpone the G7 summit till autumn and invite to it Russia, South Korea, Australia and India has become a top issue for discussion, particularly in the context of the White House’s intention to devote the summit to  considering “the future of China”. This raises a few questions for Russia and China.
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 11-06-2020, 12:16
  • Views: 326
The Russian News Agency “Interfax” has hosted the second online session of the Primakov Readings which focused on relations between China and the United States and was titled “China - the USA: is there a threat of the emerging bipolarity being transformed into Cold War 2.0?”. 
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 11-06-2020, 01:18
  • Views: 147
Washington's interference and threats to Beijing over its plans to impose new legislation on Hong Kong, along with mounting pressure over the coronavirus crisis, are a part of a broader long-term strategy to diminish China's influence, and the US will likely try to get more countries to join its anti-China efforts, experts told Sputnik.
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 29-05-2020, 15:26
  • Views: 208
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced people everywhere to radically change the way they look at global events and relations between countries. The assistance that Russia and China provided to some European countries during the difficult period in the fight against the spread of coronavirus in March, April and May and the resulting growth of pro-Russian and pro-Chinese sentiment there was bad news for Washington, which, to put it mildly, had paid less than needed attention to the needs of its Old World partners.
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 29-05-2020, 12:32
  • Views: 140
The issue of Kosovo is yet again becoming one of the hottest on the international agenda. While the US administration is set on the early (before the presidential elections in November) signing of an agreement on normalizing relations through territorial exchanges, the European Union leadership, under pressure from Germany, is pursuing their own agenda: a settlement of political crisis in the region and prevention of a new territorial carve-up in the Balkans.
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 20-05-2020, 12:11
  • Views: 357
The recent declaration of autonomy in southern Yemen and Khalifa Haftar's declaring himself the ruler of all Libya once again drew the world’s attention to the phenomenon of separatism. This phenomenon is certainly not new, amply exemplified by events in Scotland, Catalonia, Flanders and South Tyrol. In Europe, the problem is normally discussed and resolved on a legal basis, if not always peacefully. When it comes to Asia and Africa, the chances of legal settlement of such issues are even lower.
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 18-05-2020, 11:50
  • Views: 325
Plans to erect a monument in Prague to Nazi collaborationists from the army of the ill-famed General Andrey Vlasov quickly found itself in the focus of attention by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, financed by the US Congress, and which has in recent months been trying hard to rehabilitate the Vlasov movement. There have been attempts, careful albeit consistent, to whitewash these pseudo-heroes as supposedly a kind of a “third force” and “ambiguous figures,” and now they want perpetuate their memory “at least” in the form of a memorial plaque.
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 3-05-2020, 09:41
  • Views: 635
Yehuda Shoenfeld, a renowned Israeli immunologist, now working at St. Petersburg State University, where he is heading a laboratory of autoimmunity mosaics, has shed light on the cause of coronavirus complications, namely a substance, whose extensive presence in the blood can result in death.
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 28-04-2020, 12:00
  • Views: 353
Racism, nationalism, or chauvinism are nothing new and may manifst themselves in different ways. The current anti-Russian campaigns against World War Two memorials could be described as racist. All these campaigns testify to low-level education. At times, hatred towards other nations is all but a means to hide inferiority complex.
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 24-04-2020, 12:30
  • Views: 380