The Boston Blast: Jihadists at the Gates

Jul 12, 2013

The Boston attacks reflect an evolution in Chechnya's long struggle against Russia. By Dmitry Babich  The televised images of the deserted streets of Boston and Cambridge, two of America’s oldest university centers, were a sad sight for the many former international students...

What India’s New Defence Procurement Procedure Means for Russia

Jun 12, 2013

Russia may find it difficult to sell arms to its old ally and buyer India amid tightening defence procurement rules. By Rajeev Sharma India has promulgated a new Defence Procurement Procedure 2013 with effect from June 1, 2013. While the policy is aimed at laying a strong emphasis on promoting...

Vladimir Putin and the Third Russian Empire

May 11, 2012

By Rakesh Krishnan Simha The Russian President has one last chance to reform a creaky economy and a sulking society. Vladimir Putin is facing an unfamiliar problem. After 13 years at the helm, he no longer has the job of saving the largest country on the planet. That file is closed. Because of...