The SCO Summit and the Need for a New Global Security Architecture

Matthew Ehret During a meeting held between Putin and Xi the recent Shanghai Organization Summit in Samarkand, the Chinese leader re-affirmed his understanding both of the historical moment now shaping the world and also the vital role he understands both Russia and China must play in navigating humanity through this storm saying: “Dear President Putin, my…

SCO Summit Offers Vision of Hope Amid U.S.-Led Insanity for War

Strategic Culture Foundation The SCO summit this week offers much welcome hope for a saner, more peaceful world. The 22nd summit this week of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization explicitly and unreservedly promotes peaceful partnership and multilateralism – in stark contrast to the de facto Western worldview of hegemony and endless conflict. The SCO summit, held…

‘Samarkand Spirit’ to Be Driven by ‘Responsible Powers’

Pepe Escobar The SCO summit of Asian power players delineated a road map for strengthening the multipolar world Amidst serious tremors in the world of geopolitics, it is so fitting that this year’s Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) heads of state summit should have taken place in Samarkand – the ultimate Silk Road crossroads for 2,500…

Asia’s Future Takes Shape in Vladivostok, the Russian Pacific

Pepe Escobar Sixty-eight countries gathered on Russia’s far eastern coast to listen to Moscow’s economic and political vision for the Asia-Pacific The Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok is one of the indispensable annual milestones for keeping up not only with the complex development process of the Russian Far East but major plays for Eurasia integration. Mirroring an immensely…

100 Years of Russian Gas for India

M. K. BHADRAKUMAR Yamal LNG Project in Siberia, Russia (File photo) India is taking baby steps toward green energy. Two of India’s biggest business houses are spearheading it — Adani and Ambani groups. India has made several ambitious commitments at the Glasgow climate summit and two key pledges were that India’s non-fossil energy capacity will…

India’s BJP’s Poor Record in Tribal Welfare

Subodh VarmaPresident Droupadi Murmu. (Photo: ANI) Droupadi Murmu was recently elected as India’s first tribal president. However, behind the celebrations lies the reality of how the ruling party has failed to address the issues faced by tribals. From the day the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Parliamentary Board announced that Droupadi Murmu, a Santhal [a…

India’s First President from Marginalised Tribal Communities Inaugurated

Morning StarIndia’s newly elected president Droupadi Murmu greets the crowd gathered at her temporary residence in New Delhi, India, Thursday, July 21, 2022. DROUPADI MURMU was sworn in as India’s president today, the first head of state to come from the country’s tribal communities. She was elected to the largely ceremonial position last week, winning…

India, BRICS in Cold War Conditions

M. K. BHADRAKUMAR The phone conversation on Friday between Prime Minister Modi and Russian President Putin conveyed a big signal, coming on the morrow of the release of the new Strategic Concept by NATO which called Russia the alliance’s “most significant and direct threat.” The readouts from Moscow and New Delhi both highlighted the two…

Behind the Tin Curtain: BRICS+ vs NATO/G7

Pepe Escobar Once upon a time, there existed an Iron Curtain which divided the continent of Europe. Coined by former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, the term was in reference to the then-Soviet Union’s efforts to create a physical and ideological boundary with the west. The latter, for its part, pursued a policy of containment against…

Washington Splits Asia in Two

Dmitry Bokarev The modern world is torn by contradictions: the US and its allies, accustomed to global domination, seek to maintain and expand their position at the expense of the interests of other countries, leading to crises and conflicts. In the Middle East, wars have been raging for decades, and in Europe, fighting has broken…