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Mapping Faultlines: Lavrov and Macron’s Africa visits reveal new geopolitical realities

In this episode of Mapping Faultlines, NewClick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the recent visits of Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and French President Macron to Africa

US-Russia relations Lavrov is on Blinken’s list of people to call

The war has spun out of US algorithm with Russia unlikely to be deterred now, as it is already past the mid-stream. The specter of the collapse of EU economies is rattling the Biden administration

Ukraine grain deal Ukraine grain deal is feel-good event, but road to peace is long and winding

Under the agreement, Ukrainian vessels would guide ships in and out of Ukraine’s heavily mined ports, and Russia would agree not to attack the area while shipments were moving. Turkey’s role will be to inspect ships leaving Ukrainian ports for smuggled arms

Putin’s summits next week will strengthen ties with Iran, Turkey

The Russian president’s visit comes at a highly transformative period in the US approach toward both Turkey and Iran and following Joe Biden’s crucial visit to West Asia

India’s takeaways from the G20 Ministerial

Significantly, India has also conveyed to Wang Yi that “India will continue upholding strategic autonomy and an independent position on international affairs.”

Indo-Pacific power dynamic in radical shift

The recent joint air patrol by Russia and China displayed a very high level of military cooperation at a juncture when the two countries are facing new provocations and added pressure from the US

Russian-Ukrainian talks in Istanbul Russia-Ukraine talks to continue despite Bucha setback 

Russia has alleged that Western countries and media have deliberately ignored the facts that deny its involvement in the Bucha killings for the sole purpose of derailing the progress made in the peace talks so far and prolong the war

Chinese diplomacy in Afghanistan China’s diplomacy on a roll in Kabul

China has emerged as the most influential external player in Afghanistan by a long shot in the period since the Taliban took power last August

Ukraine faces defeat?

The very fact the Ukraine-Russia talks have been elevated to foreign minister level signals hope that a critical mass may be accruing

Czech Protests Progressive sections in Czech Republic protest plans to dispatch ammunition to Ukraine

The Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSCM) and other left-wing groups have condemned the pro-war policy of the Czech government and demanded de-escalation of tensions in Europe

Mapping Faultlines: Ukraine dials down war talk

NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha analyses the latest developments around Ukraine whose leaders seem keen to downplay the threat of war contrary to US declarations