The official added that Israel was not particularly concerned that it would be attacked by Syria, since the regime knew that if it were to target the Jewish State with chemical weapons, it “wouldn’t be a game-changer, it would be a game-ender,” for Syria.
The official told Reuters that Israel had a “high degree of [...]
These border transgressions by China are part of a slow-rolling strategy that Brahma Chellaney, a professor of strategic studies at the Center of Policy Research in New Delhi, describes as “salami slicing” in The Japan Times.
China slowly infiltrates and takes control of a disputed border [...]
American strategic thought should center on war with China, a near-peer competitor who aims to expel U.S. military power from the Western Pacific in order to achieve regional hegemony. U.S. leaders need strategic options on how best to engage, deter and ultimately defeat China. The geography of the region demands a maritime focus, and as [...]
Anyone who wants to understand the current Russian position on Ukraine would do well to begin with George Orwell’s classic, 1984. The connections go deeper than the adjective “Orwellian”: the structure and the wisdom of the book are guides, often frighteningly precise ones, to current events.
The easiest way to begin, in light of the [...]
Russian forces near the Baltic Sea are getting their act together. This month, the Kremlin is practicing rushing troops across Eastern Europe into the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad in the event of a crisis. The exercise has involved lots of warplanes.
The war game around Kaliningrad is just the latest in what adds up [...]
“… Xi Jinping’s assertion of the Asia-Pacific as being big enough for both China and the United States means that the United States should know its place. In essence, a multipolar world of regions is what China’s harmonious world is all about.“
The new type of great power relations captures all the [...]
A Scottish vote to leave the United Kingdom on Thursday could ultimately lead to the end of the country’s nuclear arsenal, which consists of 225 warheads.
The UK’s nuclear deterrent is currently housed in western Scotland – and if the newly independent Scots decide to banish the UK’s major nuclear base London could decide that [...]
In recent days we have been witnessing growing discontent among Hamas public employees in Gaza who have not been paid their salaries. The situation endangers the coalition government between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, and it is without exaggeration to say that the non-payment by the government in Ramallah [...]
The Russian Investigative Committee has announced the arrest for suspected money laundering of one of that country’s richest men, AFK Sistema head Vladimir Yevtushenkov.
The daily “Vedomosti” quoted Khodorkovsky accusing the head of state oil giant Rosneft, Igor Sechin, of being behind the Yevtushenkov prosecution.
Khodorkovsky said he believes Sechin, a powerful Putin ally, [...]
Moscow urged the Russian public not to panic Tuesday, as its battered currency, the ruble, plunged to an all-time low against the U.S. dollar.
The national currency fell below 38 rubles per dollar amid investor worries about the impact of new Western sanctions aimed at punishing Moscow for its role in the Ukraine crisis.