Sanctions bring Iran and Venezuela closer

Sanctions bring Iran and Venezuela closer

Sunday, 19 June 2022 | makhan saikia

Hawkish Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his visiting Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro signed a 20-year partnership agreement last week to boost cooperation in energy, economy, tourism, culture and politics. After signing the deal, Raisi said Iran has always tried to have ties with “independent countries” and that “Venezuela’s resistance against...

Can Quad restrain wayward China?

Can Quad restrain wayward China?

Sunday, 29 May 2022 | Makhan Saikia

It’s a tightrope walk for the grouping at a time when US-China trade war has reached a peak. After having a bitter experience with Putin, Biden may need to maintain more restraint, simply to avoid another catastrophe in the Indo-Pacific The May 24 face-to-face meeting of the Quad leaders is considered...

Down dragon’s deep-debt maze

Sunday, 29 May 2022 | Sonal Shukla

China’s basic criteria behind the selection of BRI projects have been to consolidate its geostrategic position, to facilitate easy access to natural resources of the host state and its market for Chinese exports. To lure vulnerable small developing nations into its debt-trap strategy, Beijing offers a hefty loan which they...

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