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Turkey-Syria relations Russia consolidates in East Mediterranean

Last week’s meeting between Syria and Turkey in Moscow show that Russia’s standing in the West Asian region is far from defined by the Ukraine conflict

Russian FM on talks with Ukraine Russia says Ukraine’s conditions for peace summit are not acceptable

Earlier this week, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dymtro Kuleba proposed a peace summit after Russia faced an international tribunal for its alleged war crimes in Ukraine and agrees to pay remuneration for Ukrainian losses, among other conditions

US presence in Ukraine Why the time isn’t ripe for Ukraine talks

US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s remarks at an appearance at Carnegie last weekend made it clear that the US is in Ukraine for the long haul

Macron visits US Macron’s US visit tells Europe’s alienation

While the joint statement issued after Macron’s visit shows that the US and France are on the same page in their criticism of Moscow’s conduct of the war in Ukraine, the nuances in the respective articulation by the two leaders during their joint press conference cannot be missed

Putin invokes Castro’s legacy

The inauguration of the statue of Fidel Castro takes places during the 60 anniversary year of the Cuban missile crisis. The discord then was eerily similar to the one now — over US attempts to push strategic deployments in Russia’s immediate neighborhood

G20 fails to emerge as a forum for solving vital disputes

Independent journalist Siddharthya Ro and NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha discuss the first day of the G20 summit in Bali and the failure of the forum to address the key disputes of the time, including Ukraine

“The West no longer has any use for G20”

Former Ambassador M.K. Bhadrakumar and NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha analyze the ongoing G20 session and why the organization’s relevance is at an all-time low

Russia-Ukraine war Biden nods to compromise in Ukraine

Biden has spoken twice about “compromise” by Kiev, which is a major shift from the US stance that Russian forces should get out of Ukraine

Russia-US talks A Biden-Putin meeting in Bali cannot be ruled out

There are discernible signs that both sides are striving to lower the tensions as much as they can so as to create a “cordial” enough atmosphere

The West must stop blocking negotiations between Ukraine and Russia

Ukrainians have been paying a terrible price for the failure of ensuring sensible and reasonable negotiations from 2014 to February 2022 – which could have prevented the invasion by Russia in the first place, and once the war started, could have led to the end of this war

Russia-Ukraine war OPEC, US OPEC’s body blow to Biden presidency

The OPEC+ decision is poised to benefit Russia in multiple ways. It will buoy Russia’s oil revenue heading into winter, when demand for Russian energy from Europe typically rise

Russia-Ukraine war For India, a frank talk with Biden on Ukraine may help

If India is dead serious in its mission to bring peace to the steppes along the Dnieper River, the thing to avoid is any temptation to do grandstanding, to create optics or to insert into the news cycle for its own sake. Instead it should talk to the US