On Quad’s Rapid Progress to Uncertain Future


In 2017, after the Trump administration proposed an “Indo-Pacific strategy”, the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (the QUAD) was re-invented as a security mechanism, directed at combating not just ‘natural disasters’ but mainly containing China in the Indo-Pacific region. Ever since…

India Chooses Russia


India is one of Russia’s strategic partners in Asia. For many decades the two countries have shared warm ties and engaged in mutually beneficial cooperation. This is still true today despite certain aspects of foreign policies adopted by two nations, as, for instance, India’s cooperation with the USA and the Russian Federation’s strengthening relations with Pakistan, one…

The Problem of the “Restoration” of the Temple in Ayodhya: Some Political Aspects


Without a little background information, which will be provided below, the above headline may seem rather obscure to most readers of New Eastern Outlook. Let us first look at the “problem”, which, in this case, has deep historical roots…

On Some of the Aftermath of U.S. – India “2+2″ Talks


As September 6, the date of the first ever 2+2 ministerial dialogue between the U.S. and India (with the participation of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defense of both countries) slowly recedes into the past, its importance for the overall development of the situation in…

India and the US and their First 2+2 Dialogue Summit


The talks between American and Indian foreign and defense ministers, loosely described as the 2+2 dialogue were held on September 6 in New Delhi. These talks constitute yet another major step in the regional game driven by its two major players. It is only logical to assume that…

New Delhi’s Elusive Role in Washington’s Global Designs


It’s unlikely that anyone today may still have doubts about the fact that India in recent years has been playing a pivotal role in Washington’s strategic plans for the Asia-Pacific region. Former American presidents, namely Bill Clinton, George Bush and Barack Obama would all visit…

India and China en Route to Harmonizing Relations


China and India occupy first and third places in terms of economic development in Asia, respectively. Both countries have enormous land and human resources, sea access routes and big plans for further development. It is, therefore, hardly surprising that the two are in fundamental…

Is India Turning Towards China?


The “New Eastern Outlook” seeks not to let out of sight any significant events in the system of China-India relations. Together with the United States, Japan and Russia, both Asian giants have a decisive influence on the development of the situation in the India-Pacific Region, on which the shaping…

Strengthening “Traditionalism” – a Source of Serious Problems for India


In the second half of March this year one of India’s leading newspapers, the Indian Express launched a debate on a very pressing issue for today’s India: the strengthening of “traditional” (or “communalist”, “obscurantist” and “dogmatic”) tendencies. India, with a current…

India in Search for an Optimal Foreign Policy


As the NVO, a Russian weekly newspaper supplement to Nezavi- simaya Gazeta dedicated to military posture noted more than once, India is already one of the key global players and the question of its foreign policy vector becomes increasingly important…

Russia and India on the Brink of a Major Trade Breakthrough


Russia and India are long-standing partners with a rich history of mutually beneficial cooperation. The two countries have great trading potential. However, Russian-Indian trade and economic cooperation cannot yet be called very active. This situation is not acceptable to either…

The Iranian President’s Visit to India


The Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, visited India on February 15-17, and talked with the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. The visit is noteworthy for a number of reasons, the most important of which is the fact that it took place at all. For it was a significant foreign policy…

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