Category Archives: RUSSIA

Europe’s gas alliance with Russia is a match made in heaven

By M. K. Bhadrakumar Amidst the excitement over the killing of the ISIS Chief Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, a development of much impact on international security passed by when Denmark made the innocuous announcement on October 30 that it would permit

Moscow’s Russia – Pakistan banking proposal hints at big things to come

By Andrew Korybko Yuri M. Kozlov, the Russian Trade Representative in Pakistan, suggested that Russia and Pakistan establish a “reliable and mutually acceptable banking system”, which strongly hints at Moscow’s desire to improve its commercial trade ties with Islamabad in

What’s Russia Up to in the Iranian Port of Chabahar?

The North-South Transport Corridor (NSTC) By Andrew Korybko There have been wild reports over the past few weeks  about Russia’s activities in the Iranian port of Chabahar,  with some sources even alleging that Moscow plans to  open up a naval

‘Chernobyl on ice’ Russia launches floating nuclear reactor in Arctic despite warnings

Russia’s floating nuclear reactor begins its 3,000-mile voyage to northern Siberia, despite fears it could become an environmental disaster By – Andrea Palasciano, AFP Russia will launch the world’s first floating nuclear reactor and send it on an epic journey

The Russia – Pakistan strategic partnership

Russia’s return to South Asia By Andrew Korybko The Russian-Pakistani Strategic Partnership (“Rusi-Pakistani Yaar Yaar”) entered a new phase last week following two significant developments that included their decision to establish a High-Level Inter-Parliamentary Commission and their efforts to expand

Putin’s envoy briefs Tehran about Russia – Israel – US meeting

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s special envoy says that Moscow has told American and Israeli officials in a recent trilateral meeting that regional stability would be out of reach if Iran’s interests are ignored. Alexander Lavrentiev, President Putin’s envoy, has traveled

Turkey to jointly produce S-500s with Russia after S-400 deal

A step back on Turkey’s purchase of S-400 defense system is out of the question and it is a done deal, according to President Erdoğan, who said Ankara will jointly produce S-500s with Moscow President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan late Saturday

Cyber bombs, the Russian grid and the threat of war

By Prabir Purkayastha The NYT report shows what the doctrine of “deep forward defence” adopted by the US Cyber Command really is: planting cyber bombs in its opponents’ infrastructure, leading to grid failures that can paralyse the country. The United

Role of dollar’ should be revisited in global trade Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday renewed calls to revisit the role of the US dollar in global trade and accused Washington of seeking to dominate the world. Speaking at an economic forum alongside Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Russian

Belt & road, consolidation of Russia – China economic relations President Xi in Saint Petersburg

By Andrew Korybko Thousands of people from across the world will be descending on Russia’s “second capital” of Saint Petersburg later this week to attend the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) that will be held from 6-8, with the