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  • Oil-dependent Europe is Putin’s greatest strength

    Oil-dependent Europe is Putin’s greatest strength

    For example, an energy crisis in winter could be a disaster for Germany, and fear of it may weaken German willingness to act against Russia. A recent example of potential German softness toward Russia can be seen in German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s failure to endorse stopping the Nord Stream 2 pipeline as a potential sanction for an invasion.

    February 18, 2022
  • Unenergetic Germany

    Unenergetic Germany

    Add to this the massive demand from China, and it is no surprise gas prices have soared. Russia, which provides over 40 per cent of EU gas imports, officially denies restricting supplies to Europe but it is an open secret that this screw is tightened by the Kremlin when required tactically. It is key leverage for President Putin, and he knows it.

    February 3, 2022
  • Putin’s playbook

    Putin’s playbook

    Nato’s eastward expansion from the early 2000s has always riled the Russian President who considered the West’s growing influence in the former Soviet republics as a clear attempt to limit Moscow's ‘sphere of influence’.

    January 28, 2022
  • The eruption in Kazakhstan

    The eruption in Kazakhstan

    Perhaps uncertain of his prospects in challenging three decades of pelf and patronage, Tokayev appealed to Moscow for help, suggesting he couldn’t completely trust the Kazakh security forces. Vladimir Putin unhesitatingly stepped into the power play, dispatching 2,500 troops. That has unsettled the west, which is already embroiled in a tussle with the Russian president over Ukraine, with talks underway in Geneva.

    January 13, 2022
  • Putin discusses Kazakhstan with leaders of CSTO member states by phone

    Putin discusses Kazakhstan with leaders of CSTO member states by phone

    "The discussion focused on the developments in Kazakhstan and joint actions under the CSTO mandate to combat international terrorism, restore order and protect the country's citizens,"

    January 8, 2022
  • Putin extends New Year greetings to President, PM

    Putin extends New Year greetings to President, PM

    He also spoke about the recent India-Russia annual summit held between him and Modi as part of the special privileged partnership between the two countries

    December 31, 2021
  • Putin says situation on Afghan-Tajik border causes alarm

    Putin says situation on Afghan-Tajik border causes alarm

    Putin voiced his concern at a meeting with his Tajik counterpart Emomali Rahmon in the Russian port city of Saint Petersburg on Monday.

    December 28, 2021
  • India, Russia open up new vista: Sign 28 pacts, set $50 bn investment, $30 bn trade target

    India, Russia open up new vista: Sign 28 pacts, set $50 bn investment, $30 bn trade target

    PM Modi and President Putin made a strong pitch for a 'secured and stable Afghanistan'- that will have "an inclusive government with all sections of society". In his remarks, Prime Minister Modi said at the Summit parley: "We are adopting a long-term vision to strengthen our partnership in economic affairs".

    December 7, 2021
  • Putin to visit India on 6 December for summit with Modi

    Putin to visit India on 6 December for summit with Modi

    Coinciding with the Modi-Putin summit, India and Russia will hold their first-ever ''2+2'' meeting involving their foreign and defence ministers on 6 December which will provide the two strategic partners an opportunity to review the entire gamut of bilateral ties.

    November 26, 2021
  • Taliban rejects Putin’s claim of IS presence in Afghanistan

    Taliban rejects Putin’s claim of IS presence in Afghanistan

    The Cultural Commission under the Taliban's Ministry of Information and Culture said on Saturday: "Concerns expressed in this regard are, to some extent, baseless. Daesh has no support from the people in any part of Afghanistan."

    October 17, 2021
  • Putin says AUKUS harms regional stability

    Putin says AUKUS harms regional stability

    "In my opinion, it is good to be friends with each other, but bad to be friends against someone. This impairs the stability that we all talk about and we all care about,"

    October 14, 2021
  • Merkel and Putin to discuss Afghanistan, other ‘big’ issues

    Merkel and Putin to discuss Afghanistan, other ‘big’ issues

    Alexei Navalny will be one of the issues of their talks with both nations trading barbs, as Merkel accused Belarus government, heavily reliant on Russian financial support, of 'hybrid attack' in retaliation to the EU sanctions

    August 20, 2021
  • Putin to meet Merkel in Moscow next week

    Putin to meet Merkel in Moscow next week

    After meeting Putin, Merkel will visit Kiev on August 22 to discuss security issues and bilateral relations with Ukrainian President.

    August 14, 2021
  • Biden urges Russia to act against ransomware attacks

    Biden urges Russia to act against ransomware attacks

    Biden reiterated that the US will take any necessary action to defend its people

    July 10, 2021
  • Discord persists for Biden, Putin after summit

    Discord persists for Biden, Putin after summit

    When the summit ended, it wasn’t evident that more than superficial progress had been made

    June 17, 2021
  • Buoyed by allied summits, Biden ‘ready’ to take on Putin

    Buoyed by allied summits, Biden ‘ready’ to take on Putin

    Biden hoping to find small areas of agreement with the Putin, including potentially returning ambassadors to Washington and Moscow

    June 16, 2021
  • Biden calls Putin ‘worthy adversary’

    Biden calls Putin ‘worthy adversary’

    The two leaders are set to meet in Geneva next week

    June 15, 2021