Category Archives: RUSSIA

How Russia built a channel to the Taliban, once an enemy

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The recent assessment that Russia paid bounties to the insurgents to attack US troops stunned many, but officials said the Kremlin’s outreach began almost a decade ago By Mujib Mashal and Michael Schwirtz During one of the most violent stretches

Improved Russian-Pakistani relations will help Moscow balance the new bipolarity

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By Andrew Korybko There’s a growing consensus among Russia’s leading experts that International Relations are increasingly characterized by what they’ve termed the “new bipolarity” that’s emerging out of World War C, and it’s within this global context that the continued

Two major Russian arms deals likely next week, weaponry worth $15 bn in Moscow pipeline

Two major Russian arms deals likely next week,

By Ajai Shukla On Wednesday, the ministry of defence (MoD) will clear the purchase of one, and possibly two, Russian weapons systems, taking orders in the Moscow pipeline to above $15 billion and underlining Russia’s status as India’s premier arms

Deciphering the March 5 agreement in 10 articles

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By Sedat Ergin One more time, there was no break with tradition. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin took the tension under control with the agreement they reached and lowered the pressure of the crisis which was

The online bomb hoaxes against Russia are clear cases of cyber terrorism


By Andrew Korybko A new form of terrorism has been waged against Russia over the past several months through online bomb hoaxes spread across the country by anonymous email services based abroad. This cyber terrorism saw hundreds of public facilities

Putin’s hour is at hand


By Paul Craig Roberts Vladimir Putin is the most impressive leader on the world stage.  He survived and arose from a Russia corrupted by Washington and Israel during the Yeltsin years and reestablished Russia as a world power.  He dealt

The Indo-‘Israeli’ trans-Arabian corridor will push Russia closer to Pakistan


India slaps Iran yet again Sputnik reported earlier this month that “Israel” and India shared documents pertaining to the former’s Trans-Arabian Corridor for connecting the Eastern Mediterranean and Afro-Asian (“Indian”) Ocean during the meeting between the former’s Minister of Foreign

Russia dials back peace talks with Japan


The Russia-Japan territorial disputes surged at a meeting of the foreign ministers of the two countries, Toshimitsu Motegi and Sergey Lavrov, at Nagoya, Japan, on November 22 on the sidelines of a G20 foreign ministers’ gathering. Lavrov publicly threw cold

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

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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

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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