Monday, 16 May, 2022

Topic: US-Russia

Centre salvo at new AAP govt in Punjab uncalled-for, skip politics on sensitive service rules issue

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Biden says US will ban ‘all imports of Russian oil, gas & energy’ to pressure Putin to stop war

Announcing the ban in an address from the White House Tuesday, President Biden said 'US will not be part of subsidising Putin’s war'.

US won’t deploy troops against Russian forces in Ukraine, Joe Biden says

In his first State of the Union address, Biden clarified that the US troops were deployed to Europe not to fight in Ukraine but to "defend NATO allies".

US prepares ‘mother of all sanctions’ against Russia but can’t miss Putin’s hold over Europe

Russia’s use of trade to create dependencies has given it a strong hand–one that the US and Europe have limited options to counter.

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.

India breaks its silence on Russia-Ukraine crisis, calls for ‘peaceful resolution’

MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said Friday that the Indian Embassy in Ukraine's capital Kyiv is monitoring developments on a regular basis.

Washington catches Russian insider who may have secrets of 2016 US election hack

Just 18 months earlier, Vladislav Klyushin had received a medal of honor from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

India’s delicate balancing act between Russia and the US

If a Russian-backed coup or invasion takes place in Ukraine, both Russia and US will be watching India’s reaction.

How Putin uses natural gas to exert Russian influence and punish his enemies

Natural gas has been the bedrock of Putin’s power both domestically and internationally.

Biden & Putin break the ice, hold their first summit – that itself is seen as victory

After about 3 hours together, the two leaders showed how differently they interpreted that goal. Concrete accomplishments were hard to define, and both leaders were in vintage form.

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.