Category Archives: RUSSIA

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

Putin at SCO summit

Pakistan is integral to the Eurasian The Eurasian future that President Putin articulated during his keynote speech at the SCO is made possible by Pakistan’s leading role in this vision. President Putin’s keynote speech at the SCO was brief but

Russia sides with Pakistan in South Asia’s Tit-for-Tat missile tests

By Andrew Korybko Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov staunchly defended Pakistan’s “sovereign right to take care of its security” amidst South Asia’s tit-for-tat missile tests, with this unprecedented statement not only signifying the strength of the Russian-Pakistani Strategic Partnership,