Category Archives: RUSSIA

Losing military supremacy

By Andrei Martyanov The fact that the USA is facing a profound crisis, possibly the worst one in its history, is accepted by most observers, except maybe the most delusional ones. Most Americans definitely know that. In fact, if there

Musings II The “intelligence community,” “Russian interference,” and due diligence

Did the United State “Intelligence Community” judge that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election? By Jack Matlock Most commentators seem to think so. Every news report I have read of the planned meeting of Presidents Trump and Putin in

Russia and the west On the brink

By Tony Brenton April saw the lowest point in Russia’s relations with the West since the early 1980s  as embodied in three events. On 6 April the US imposed new, tougher, economic sanctions on Russia, battering the rouble and other

Russia upgrades nuclear weapons Storage site in Kaliningrad

By Hans M. Kristensen A buried nuclear weapons storage bunker in the Kaliningrad district has been under major renovation since mid-2016. Click on image to see full size. During the past two years, the Russian military has carried out a

Putin comes out with a ‘Russia First’ strategy

Vladimir Putin was sworn in as Russia’s new president at a grand ceremony in the Kremlin on Monday the 14th May 2018. As his fourth term begins  which may also be his last term  speculation is rife about the composition

We are not the Soviet Union but we are capable of deterrence’

By Maliha Nasir The Council of Foreign Affairs Karachi and Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) hosted an interactive session on the ‘Current Stage of International Relations and Information Policy in context of Russia and United States’ on Thursday

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