Chanceleres dos Brics pedem por diplomacia para resolver tensões na Península Coreana

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19/06/17

PEQUIM (Reuters) – Os ministros das Relações Exteriores dos países do bloco Brics pediram o uso de uma “diplomacia preventiva” para se lidar com a situação na Península Coreana, de acordo com um comunicado emitido nesta segunda-feira.

Os chanceleres de Brasil, Rússia, Índia, China e África do Sul se reuniram em Pequim para uma conferência de dois dias que terminou nesta segunda-feira. Os líderes dos Brics irão se encontrar em Xiamen, cidade do sul da China, em setembro.

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An Indian Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile Test Failed Shortly After Launch. What Happened?

India will be looking to get to the bottom of what caused an Agni-2 MRBM to fail early in flight in user-testing.

05/05/2017,  Ankit Panda

On Thursday, India sought to test one of its Agni-II nuclear-capable medium-range ballistic missiles. The user-trial, which took place on Abdul Kalam Island off India’s eastern coast on Thursday, failed, according to sources who spoke to the Press Trust of India. “The two-stage, solid-fueled missile was just half a kilometer into its initial flight trajectory when things went awry. The mission had to be aborted,” one source noted. The Agni-II, first tested by India’s Defense Research and Development Organisation, has been a cornerstone of India’s strategic nuclear forces since the mid-2000s.

India has seen its fair share of missile tests recently, most notably with the Nirbhay cruise missile program as my colleague Franz-Stefan Gady has explained, but an Agni-II failing a user-trial may be a source of concern. At this point, with neither the Indian Department of Defense or the Defense Research and Development Organisation having made any comment or released any further information, there’s little to go on but the anonymously sourced comment. Still, given what little we know about this test and the Agni-II, there are a few possible explanations for what went wrong.

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India quiere descubrir América

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Empresarios del país asiático ven en España un puente hacia Latinoamérica

28/05/2017

Cristóbal Colón creyó que navegando hacia el oeste llegaría a las Indias. Las Indias resultaron ser las Américas. Ahora, 525 años después, los indios de India —un país que crece como ningún otro de sus características— quieren seguir los pasos del Almirante, pero con un objetivo mucho más concreto: desembarcar en un mercado de más de 600 millones de consumidores. “Latinoamérica es la última frontera de las empresas indias”, asegura en Nueva Delhi A. Didar Singh, secretario general de FICCI, que agrupa a las Cámaras de Comercio. ¿Y desde dónde quiere zarpar esa gran flota india? Desde España, claro.

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Is Russian-Indian relationship really in disrepair?

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The discourses in the Indian media over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Russia within the framework of the annual summit meetings between the two leaderships have taken a bizarre turn. Modi is being caricatured as something of a car mechanic travelling to St. Petersburg with his tool kit to “repair” the India-Russia relationship.

Even more bizarre is that the guys in Carnegie India and Brookings India have been in the forefront of the lamentations over the state of affairs in India-Russia relations. Carnegie is a Cold War relic and Brookings Institution has a reputation of having links to the Central Intelligence Agency. They may pretend they are giving expert opinion, but are in reality shaping the Indian narrative in foreign policies.

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A nation of vigilantes

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28/05/2017

By Makul Kesavan

These three years have seen the State fuse with the street to create a vigilante nation. If India’s first national movement was a mobilization against foreign rulers, the new nationalism, the principal style of which is vigilantism, is directed at the enemy within.

‘Vigilantism’ used in this way needs an explanation. Vigilantes are ordinarily defined as people who take the law into their own hands. For example, Amitabh Bachchan (with the aid of Manmohan Desai and Prakash Mehra) dominated the box office in the Seventies and Eighties as the vigilante hero who tried to set an irredeemably corrupt world to rights. Films like Zanjeer, Deewaar and Coolie defined a new genre in Hindi cinema.

Plain vanilla vigilantism of the Bachchan sort is different from vigilante nationalism in two ways. First, it’s a form of individual heroism whereas contemporary Indian vigilantism is organized and collective. Secondly, the filmi vigilante is at odds with the ‘system’ and the corrupt State that underwrites it. The modern Indian vigilante, on the other hand, is in a patron-client partnership with the State; this is not an adversarial relationship.

Modern vigilantes bend the system to their will and take the law into their hands with the tacit or explicit blessing of the State and in the name of the virtuous Nation. This is a Nation that is insufficiently realized because its coming into being has been thwarted by a false nationalism and a corruptly administered republic. The new vigilante is insurgent in this thwarted Nation’s cause.

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Índia pode ajudar EUA a conter economicamente China na região

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26/05/2017

Índia pode desempenhar um papel importante nos projetos norte-americanos da Nova Rota da Seda e do espaço econômico indo-pacífico, comunicou a PTI indiana.

Estes projetos foram apresentados ainda em 2011 pela secretária de Estado Clinton, mas não foram apoiados pelos países da Ásia e Oriente Médio.

Agora o Departamento de Estado pretende criar o bureau da Ásia do Sul e Central para apoiar a criação da Nova Rota da Seda e do corredor econômico indo-pacífico. O Departamento de Estado pretende apoiar os projetos com a força do poder suave, nomeadamente através da diplomacia pública.

Analistas entrevistados pela Sputnik acrescentaram que os EUA planejam reanimar o projeto de Hilary Clinton que se destina a conter a China na região.

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Marcos Pereira discute com ministro indiano ampliação do comércio bilateral

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Postado originalmente – 19/05/2017

O ministro Marcos Pereira recebeu nesta quarta-feira, em Brasília, o ministro de Transportes Rodoviários e Produtos Químicos e Fertilizantes da Índia, Mansukh L. Mandaviya, para discutir possibilidades de ampliação do comércio e de investimentos bilaterais. O ministro indiano informou que veio ao Brasil para reforçar a parceria estratégica que já existe entre os dois países. Continuar lendo