Russia, China Eye NATO’s ‘Arctic Achilles Heel’, Born Of Strange Treaties

This is a corner of Norway where Russia can – theoretically at least – mine and build what it likes. Barentsburg, Norway: Russian flags flap in the stiff polar breeze, a bust of Lenin looms out of the snow and a vast slogan declares, “Communism is our goal!” No, this is not some time warp … Read more

Ahead of Europe tour, PM Modi: ‘My visit at a time region facing many challenges, choices’

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi goes for a three-day, three-country visit to Europe, newly appointed Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra said on Sunday that the PM will “exchange perspectives” on the issue of Ukraine, apart from structure and strengthen bilateral partnership . Modi, in his departure statement on Sunday, did not mention the Russia-Ukraine conflict … Read more