Monday, 4 July, 2022
TopicRussia-US rivalry

Topic: Russia-US rivalry

New Nuremberg Trial against our soldiers for Ukraine crimes? False rumour, says Russia

Russian embassy in US accused the West of openly supporting Nazis while claiming to defend the Donbass region in Ukraine from this group.

67% Americans see China’s influence & power as major threat to US, Pew survey finds

Results of Pew Research Center survey released Thursday. The survey, which was held from 21-27 March, included a sample of 3,581 US adults.

How restrictions on Russia using SWIFT system can affect economy of country, rest of Europe

SWIFT messaging system is backbone for financing global trade. US, European Commission, France, Germany, Italy, UK & Canada have excluded Russia’s central bank & some other banks from SWIFT.

Pro-Russian separatist leader calls for full military mobilization in Ukraine’s Donetsk region

Russia claims the surge of forces, which began in the autumn, has always been for military exercises and that it poses no threat to Ukraine or any other nation.

US-led alliance expansion is over. Russia wants an iron-clad deal to stop NATO

Russia is calling for a fresh approach to Europe’s security architecture upon which it believes to hold significant leverage and influence similar to the US.

US achieved a ‘zero result’ after 20 years in Afghanistan, Putin says

Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday said the US military tried to 'civilize' Afghans but ended up with sheer tragedies and losses for both.

Lloyd Austin’s Delhi visit upgrades India-US ties. Russia watching

From gaining hi-tech defence equipment to having increased say in Afghanistan peace process, India is set to benefit from closer US ties.

On Camera


Attendees pose for a group photo at the 48th G7 Summit on 26 June | PTI

G7 infra plan a lifeline developing nations can’t ignore but first crack this code, like BRI

Silk roads are getting bumpier but Beijing will maximise its pursuit of global leadership as long as it perceives that Washington seeks to deny it any.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.