How India and Russia became — and stayed — friends

India’s friendship with the then-Soviet Union became official in 1971, after the two countries signed a Treaty of Peace, Friendship and Cooperation. That year, the Soviets backed India in a war that ultimately led to the independence of Bangladesh. Around this time, the US was also pursuing its opening to China (with Pakistan, India’s foe, as the … Continue reading How India and Russia became — and stayed — friends

Why India isn’t criticizing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

On March 2, the United Nations General Assembly voted, 141 to 5, on a resolution condemning Russia for invading Ukraine. India, the world’s largest democracy, abstained from the vote. It wasn’t India’s first abstention. India is also reportedly in talks to buy Russian oil at a discount, and is seeking to find ways to maintain trade relations despite … Continue reading Why India isn’t criticizing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

China will not succumb to blackmail and threats from the US – Wang Yi

China-US relations are not a zero-sum game and the US should address the bilateral ties based on the principles of mutual respect and peaceful coexistence, visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Saturday. This comes after US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, in a recent policy speech, described China as "the most serious long-term challenge … Continue reading China will not succumb to blackmail and threats from the US – Wang Yi

China criticizes US for changing website statement to support Taiwan

China's Foreign Ministry rebuked the U.S. for changing the wording about Taiwan on the State Department website, stressing "political manipulation" will not succeed in changing the status quo of the island. The section on relations with Taiwan on the State Department website has removed wording on not supporting Taiwan independence and on acknowledging Beijing's position … Continue reading China criticizes US for changing website statement to support Taiwan

U.S. official confirms it provided intelligence to Ukraine

The U.S. provided intelligence to Ukraine in fighting Russia, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield told CNN on Sunday. The senior official said despite offering intelligence, Ukraine makes decision on “what they will target and how they will target.” Her comment came amid recent media reports claiming that the U.S. provided intelligence that helped … Continue reading U.S. official confirms it provided intelligence to Ukraine

World powers should listen more to Asian voices

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L) meets with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn via video link, May 8, 2022. /Chinese Foreign Ministry Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi Sunday called on the world to listen more to Asian voices with global governance entering "Asian moment." Wang … Continue reading World powers should listen more to Asian voices

Ukraine Crisis: Why has China maintained a low-profile status?

Despite the rhetoric of a strong friendship with Russia, China has chosen a low-profile strategy in the Ukraine-Russia war to protect its own interests as Beijing has shown little interest in providing Moscow with any actual economic lifelines, said a media report. While China has refused to abandon Moscow or yield to US threats of … Continue reading Ukraine Crisis: Why has China maintained a low-profile status?

‘Handle Ukraine issues with great caution,’ China warns US

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Monday urged the United States to take China's concerns seriously while handling the Ukraine issue and its relations with Russia and avoid undermining China's legitimate rights and interests. "We urge the United States to take China's concerns seriously while handling the Ukraine issue and its relations with Russia and … Continue reading ‘Handle Ukraine issues with great caution,’ China warns US

US to accept Ukrainian refugees

The U.S. will accept 100,000 Ukrainian refugees and others fleeing Russia’s invasion and provide more than $1 billion in new humanitarian assistance, the White House announced Thursday. The funding will pay for food, shelter, clean water, medical supplies and other forms of assistance. Although many Ukrainian refugees prefer to remain in Europe where they will be closer … Continue reading US to accept Ukrainian refugees

CHINA SLAMS TAIWAN FOR USING DIPLOMATIC PRESSURE TO GAIN POLITICAL CONCESSIONS

Slovenia's plans to upgrade relations with self-governing Taiwan have angered China, which accused Taiwan of ratcheting up diplomatic pressure on the island to force it into political concessions. Chinese President Xi Jinping listens to French Minister for Foreign Affairs Jean-Marc Ayrault during their meeting in Beijing on October 31, 2016. / AFP / FRED DUFOUR … Continue reading CHINA SLAMS TAIWAN FOR USING DIPLOMATIC PRESSURE TO GAIN POLITICAL CONCESSIONS

Pentagon: US military action in Ukraine depends on what Putin does

The Pentagon has put 8,500 U.S. troops on a heightened alert for the possibility of being sent to Europe, but whether they will be activated will depend on what Russian President Vladimir Putin "does or doesn't do," when it comes to Ukraine, Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said Tuesday.  John Kirby He also would not … Continue reading Pentagon: US military action in Ukraine depends on what Putin does

Ukraine facing a bleak future without NATO membership and economic aid

In the years ahead, Ukraine will be the geopolitical black hole of Europe, which will only serve to strengthen the American position in the negotiations with Russia. Ukrainian-President-Volodymyr-Zelensky The final phase of the geopolitical reorganization of the world has begun, in which, unfortunately, nothing but painful cuts, birth pangs and extreme uncertainty can be expected. … Continue reading Ukraine facing a bleak future without NATO membership and economic aid