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.
“To the little green men thing, we’ve clearly now seen the script play out in Crimea, we’ve seen the script play out in eastern Ukraine. We’re beginning to see some of the script in Moldova and Transnistria,” Breedlove said in a discussion at the Atlantic Council think tank.
Russian troops earlier this year staged military [...]
In response to a recent column — in which I wrote that if the fighting resumes, Hamas might well “find an Israeli populace saddened by renewed war, but profoundly committed to winning it, no matter the cost” — one young Israeli reader responded in a way that gave me pause:
“That statement is no longer [...]
Russia is refusing to discuss U.S. charges that Moscow violated the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty by building a cruise missile banned under the accord, according to U.S. officials.
Additionally, Moscow in talks held last week accused the United States of INF treaty violations for using target missiles in missile defense tests and deploying armed [...]
As the Ukrainian crisis deepens, international observers have become more and more concerned about a direct military clash between the US and Russia. Once an armed rivalry erupts, it is likely to extend to the globe. And it is not impossible that a world war could break out.
The world war is a form of [...]