Category Archives: RUSSIA

A Russian threat on two fronts meets an American strategic void

By David E. Sanger & William J. Broad Just hours after President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia boasted last week about producing “invincible” new nuclear arms designed to evade American missile defenses, President Trump’s nominee to command the nation’s military

Russia’s arctic strategy – Energy extraction

By Pavel Devyatkin Energy extraction As the rate at which sea ice is melting in the Arctic accelerates, analysts have predicted unprecedented access to vast deposits of undiscovered oil, natural gas, and other natural resources. In 2008, the US Geological

Russia to deploy warplanes on Kuriles

A one-line decree signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on 30th January merely assigned a dual civilian-military role to the newly operational airport on the island of Iturop in the disputed Kurile chain. But its strategic content is unmistakable

“Wipe the Soviet Union off the Map”

The planning of nuclear war  against the Soviet Union started in 1945  204 atomic bombs against 66 major cities, US nuclear attack against USSR planned during World War II when America and the Soviet Union were allies By: Prof.  Michel Chossudovsky

Return of the Russians

Saudi Arabia is showing prudence in securing its interests vis-à-vis Iran by diversifying its alliances and reaching out to Russia By Nisar Ahmed Khan The recent visit by the Saudi King to Russia was, indeed, an historic one. Not least because

Russia wades into Saudi – Iran rift

By M K Bhadrakumar The remark Wednesday by the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Presidential envoy for the Middle East Mikhail Bogdanov offering Moscow’s mediation for a rapprochement between Riyadh and Tehran comes within the week of the Saudi King

Russia’s resurgence

What will be Putin’s next move? By Muhammad Ali Baig Will Putin strike again or will he rest and let Trump “Make America Great Again”? Who could have imagined the creation of Abkhazia and South Ossetia? Who knew that Putin

King Salman’s Russia visit has potential to change Middle

By Shehab Al-Makahleh East landscape Saudi Arabia’s King Salman will head an official delegation on October4-7, 2017 to have meetings with Russian president Vladimir Putin and senior government officials, the first ever visit by a Saudi King to Moscow since

Russia’s ‘Doklam Dilemma’

Through the month-long India-China standoff in Doklam near Sikkim border, Moscow has not spoken. Russian diplomacy is presumably at work. The ground is slippery, because “territorial sovereignty” is a hugely sensitive issue.Meanwhile, the top Kremlin official Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of

Russia quietly begins building third military base in Syria

Moscow plans to oversee new ‘deconfliction zone’ in country’s south, charged among other things with clearing ISIS away from Jordanian border By Sami Moubayed Over the past few days, the Russian army has quietly started construction of a new military