These diplomats may soon be eating their words. Last month, Gazprom’s deputy chief executive officer, Alexander Medvedev, announced that the Russian behemoth plans to supply 10 percent of U.S. natural-gas needs by 2025. This could be realized, he said, with the development of liquefied natural-gas facilities for Russia’s gargantuan Arctic fields: Shtokman and Yamal. Gazprom’s [...]
As its military capacity swells, India’s potential to project its growing military might in the Indian Ocean – a region of great strategic importance to Australia – could be relatively unimpeded.
Deba Ranjan Mohanty, a strategic analyst at Delhi’s Observer Research Foundation, says that by about 2025 India is likely to have three to four [...]
Thanks, to North Korea’s recent antics, Russia is planning to reactivate the 266 shelters which surround the Eastern city of Vladivostok.
With rockets flying just a few hundred kilometers away, Russian officials find it necessary to keep these shelters operational.
Vladivostok has more bunkers than any other city in the country, but only half are [...]
BURMA’s isolated military junta is building a secret nuclear reactor and plutonium extraction facilities with North Korean help, with the aim of acquiring its first nuclear bomb in five years, according to evidence from key defectors revealed in an exclusive Herald report today.
The U.S. Defense Department wants to accelerate by three years the deployment of a 30,000-pound bunker-buster bomb, a request that reflects growing unease over nuclear threats from Iran and North Korea.
Comptroller Robert Hale, in a formal request to the four congressional defense committees earlier this month, asked permission to shift about $68 million in [...]
The naval units will replace an earlier flotilla dispatched by Tehran several weeks ago, ostensibly to help an international naval task force led by the United States to combat piracy off the coast of lawless Somalia.
However, the Iranian move followed the Israeli navy’s deployment of one of its three German-built Dolphin-class submarines, believed to [...]
What is worrying Russia? Why is the country convinced that it is the victim of a campaign to make it look bad?
President Dmitry Medvedev recently announced the setting up of a commission to counter the falsification of history. He said this was becoming increasingly “severe, evil, and aggressive”.
“This is absolute poppycock,” says Robert [...]
U.S. police have known for several years that the cartels were gaining strength in the meth trade, taking over a business that used to be run by American biker gangs that cooked up crystal in buckets and bath tubs.
But a recent series of raids by the Mexican military revealed that the cartel meth factories [...]
There is a fairly new forum that you might be interested in. It’s called the Russian Military Forum, and it’s in English. It looks like it’s run by Russians. I’m guessing that if you want a lively debate about military issues then you might want to check it out.
Here’s the link: http://russiadefence.englishboard.net/
A suggestion that Moscow can become a member of a military alliance is a ‘tease’ and a ‘joke’, Chinese analysts said Thursday.
US Assistant Secretary of State Philip Gordon said on Tuesday that Washington is not ruling out Russian membership in NATO. Gordon said the alliance should be open to European democracies, the Associated Press [...]