Solar thermal energy Generating hot water or air or steam using concentrated solar reflectors, is increasing rapidly. Presently concentrated solar thermal installation base for heating applications is about 20 MWth in India and expected to grow rapidly. Bengaluru has the largest deployment of roof-top solar water heaters in India, generating an energy equivalent of MW.
Will the new air strike strategy work? Moscow contends that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had requested the Russian military contingent, thus making them the only foreign armed forces legally based in Syria. At the same time, Moscow has no intentions of joining the US-led coalition against the IS, under the current circumstances.
With regard to Syria, the US-led coalition has fulfilled neither of these legal requirements. The strategic part consists in an attempt to come out of isolation, with a view to reclaiming its role as a key player in world politics.
As for tactical objectives, by engaging in a joint struggle against the IS, Russia hopes to soften the sanctions imposed against it. In addition, Moscow also intends to strengthen the position of Assad, as well as demonstrate to voters a foreign policy success.
Vladimir Yevseyev, an expert, believes that attacks by the Russian Air Force against IS positions will be more effective than those hitherto carried out by the proWestern coalition. Air attacks should support ground operations of the Syrian Army and its allies — Iranian and Iraqi troops.
The fact is that both Russia and the West view the world as a vast Eurocentric playground. This system, which dominated the world in the post-war era, is now unravelling before our very eyes.
Meanwhile, the US is beginning to understand that 45 years of supporting groups hostile to the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad has not only failed, but facilitated the rise of movements far more aggressively inclined toward the West.
So it is not just a matter of total disarray and the lack of any clear concept in Syria, but of manifest large-scale cor- ruption. Therefore, we must recognise the fact that the Assad regime is a far lesser evil than either the ISIS or the total collapse of the Syrian state.
It is a bitter pill for the West to swallow, since it vindicates the Russian president and underscores the importance of Russia in settling the Middle East crisis. Will this lead to compromise in other areas, including Ukraine? A Middle East agreement per se will not cause such a shift.
But the overall dynamics of the conflict are certainly pushing the West in that direction. There are at least three factors nudging the West toward a possible compromise.
First, European leaders are horrified at the migration flows from the Middle East and do not want to encounter an even larger exodus out of Ukraine.
Second, the ineffectiveness of the Ukrainian army is by now well understood. Third, there is growing irritation in the West over the lack of real reform and the growing corruption in Ukraine. These factors could indeed help bring about some progress. However, the unfolding US presidential campaign makes any concessions to Moscow very risky for Obama, who is already portrayed as having ceded the strategic upper hand to Putin in the Middle East.Reuters provides trusted business, financial, national, and international news to professionals via Thomson Reuters desktops, the world's media organizations, and directly to consumers at Reuters.
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