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Chinese Exceptionalism Drives China’s Expansionist Foreign Policy

China’s approach to international relations and foreign policy has been shaped by its geopolitical history. China’s vast amounts of territory are inhabited by diverse groups of people—each with distinct cultural, political, economic, and religious traditions. Today, the Chinese Communist Party aims to forge a single, homogeneous “Chinese” national identity. Beijing …

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Badawe Sees Hyderabad As Top Market For Defence

Company in future to explore space, automotive and medical technology sectors Hyderabad: Pune-based instrumentation and control systems company Badawe Engineers which has developed its proprietary products for Indian defence finds Hyderabad as one its top markets with the presence of large defence research labs as well as public sector establishments. …

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Why Russia Thinks It’s Exceptional

Destiny calls upon Russia once more to face the West – or so Russians might believe. America is not alone in projecting itself as an exceptional power and vital force for good in the world. Russia makes the same claim. That sentiment is built upon centuries of defeating invaders, as …

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Putin Hails ‘Successful’ Test of New Hypersonic Missile

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hailed final tests of a hypersonic missile, which he earlier said would render existing missile defence systems obsolete. “On my instructions, the Ministry of Defence prepared and conducted a final test of this system. This has just been completed with absolute success,” Putin …

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The Kurds Have Been Betrayed Again by Washington

Time and again, powerful allies on whose support they thought they could rely abandoned them. The warning signs were there all along, yet President Donald Trump’s brusque decision to pull U.S. forces out of northeast Syria nevertheless stunned Syria’s Kurds. Overnight, their dream of establishing an autonomous Kurdish region has …

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The Fake News About Natural Gas

How Russia is targeting America’s energy sector. The 2016 presidential election was historic not just for the outcome, but for the circumstances that contributed to that outcome, most notably Russian efforts to mislead the American public using fake news articles, fake Facebook accounts and fake Twitter accounts to disseminate all …

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Pakistan A Chinese Pawn, India Needs Political Will To React Firmly: Former Deputy NSA

A Chinese and Pakistani joint military exercise underway Former deputy NSA Satish Chandra said although collaboration between Pakistan and China was not new, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has made it a defining element by Aishwarya Kumar New Delhi: Amid reports of China having struck a deal with Pakistan on …

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India Agrees to Buy Russian S-400 Air Defense System: What Does It Mean?

India’s $5 billion agreement to purchase Russia’s S-400 air defense system creates a potential wedge between the U.S. and India. Following the India-Russia summit in Sochi this past summer, a pivotal Eurasian arms agreement is emerging that is creating an opportunity to weaken the relationship between India and the United …

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Spacex’s National Security Space Mission For U.S. Has An Indian Touch 

A young Indian-American engineer, Siva Bharadvaj co-hosted the international webcast MUMBAI: SpaceX’s first national security space mission for US, launched on Sunday night (IST) had an Indian link. A young Indian-American engineer, Siva Bharadvaj, who works for SpaceX as an integration and test engineer for the company’s Falcon-9 rocket, co-hosted …

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Pro-Russia and Populist Parties Gain Support in Latvia

As Latvia’s election results were tallied on the first Saturday of October, many domestic and international observers were shocked to see that the center-left, pro-Russia “Harmony” party won 19.9 percent of the votes and will receive 23 seats out of Latvia’s 100-seat parliament. However, is there really reason to be …

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