Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Heartland Reunion: Geopolitical Chimera or Historical Chance?
Anyone who has at least some idea about the theory of international relations should remember the oft-quoted formula put forward by the father of British geopolitics, Halford Mackinder: “Who rules the Heartland commands the World-Island; who rules the World-Island commands the world.” For those who are sceptical about geopolitical constructs and terminology, this logical chain may seem like a meaningless shamanic incantation
A delegation from the Federal Council of Russia met with members of Rajya Sabha and discussed the whole range of Russian-Indian bilateral cooperation with a special focus on the development of relations through India-Russia Parliamentary Friendship groups
China held a grand gathering on 18 December 2018 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the country’s reform and opening-up. President Xi Jinping attended the event and delivered an important speech. Over these days, Chinese people have been celebrating the anniversary of this national policy
In 2019, Brazil takes the rotating presidency of the Brics group, the club created in 2006 that also includes Russia, India, China and South Africa. But you wouldn’t know that from declarations of the new government of president Jair Bolsonaro or from the list of priorities from his Foreign Minister, Ernesto Araújo. In the new administration, the Brics have become nearly invisible