Tag Archives: Soviet Union

Russia and Africa Meet Again

Amid changing geopolitical dynamics, Africa is both searching for and being courted by new strategic partners.

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Pakistan and the Crucible of Terror

There is a formidable challenge in reversing the consequences of Pakistan’s flawed policies of ‘strategic depth’ and containing the contagion of religious radicalization. Until the government, and its entire security apparatus, drastically revises its strategic matrix, divorces itself from the radical groups it helped create and draws up an internal security strategy, it will find it hard to shake off the image that Pakistan is the crucible of terrorism.

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Is Europe Going the Yugoslavia Way?

Europe should be the world's superpower. So why is it on the verge of collapse? Why its growth is anemic at best and socio-economic inequality is on the rise.

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The End of the New World Order

Russia’s annexation of Crimea and ongoing intimidation of Ukraine appears to mean the end of a 25-year period whose hallmark was an effort to bring Russia into greater alignment with Euro-Atlantic goals and traditions. Now the question is: What comes next?   As the weeks pass, it is increasingly clear that the challenge is not so much Ukraine – which …

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Lessons India Draws From Afghan War

  Twenty-five years ago last month, Marshal Boris Vsevolodovich Gromov walked the last few meters over the bridge from Afghanistan to the Soviet Union, at the very tail of the army he had commanded. Mr. Gromov’s son, Maksim, had stood watching as the great convoy of tanks and armored personnel carriers thundered by, waiting for his father with a fistful …

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