Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Topic: Russia

Tokayev’s en masse resignation means Kazakhstan turning into new regional headache for Putin

Neither the resignation nor temporary fuel price caps were enough for the protesters. Russia must maintain regional stability

Why Putin has such a hard time accepting Ukrainian sovereignty

As scholars of the politics and culture of Ukraine and Russia, we know that underpinning Putin’s goal is Russia’s historical view of Ukraine as a part of its greater empire.

Russia-led bloc to send troops to Kazakhstan to quell anti-government demonstrations

The protests have led the Kazakh central bank to temporarily halt financial market operations as clashes pose the biggest challenge to the central Asian country’s leadership in decades.

Ukraine army isn’t ready to stop a Russian invasion, lacks funds and arms

In the event of a war, only a massive influx of sophisticated weaponry from Kyiv’s Western backers could ensure its defense.

Russian rocket stage could re-enter earth’s atmosphere today, weeks after failed test launch

The Persei upper stage of Russia’s new Angara A5 rocket will fall back into earth’s atmosphere on Wednesday or Thursday after a failed test flight two weeks ago. 

In 2022, India-China glass is both half-full and half-empty. Russia can be tipping factor

A US-Russia face-off is on the cards again over Ukraine. It explains Putin’s visits, calls, and upcoming India summit.

China doesn’t care about US’s Olympics boycott. It has Putin onboard ‘with joy’—it’s enough

UK, US, and Australia boycotted Winter Olympics. But can China win back global opinion? Does it even want to?

2021 brought two challenges for India. Distrust in global diplomacy and disunity at home

Chinese aggression shows it wants to contain India, and Pakistan is acting as its proxy. But we're stuck with internal rifts.

US pushes EU to ready Russia sanctions on energy and banks if Kremlin attacks Ukraine

It’s not clear if the economic measures would dissuade Vladimir Putin from attacking Ukraine if he continues to view NATO outreach to Kyiv to be an existential threat.

38°C in Siberia is new Arctic temperature record, UN met body says it’s like Mediterranean

The World Meteorological Organization recorded the temperature at the Russian town of Verkhoyansk, 115 km north of the Arctic Circle, on 20 June 2020, and verified it now.

On Camera


How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.