Far from dividing those closest to President Vladimir Putin, they have forced the main players in the energy sector to rally behind him. This circle has by necessity become more focused, Western and Russian businessmen, diplomats and politicians said.
“They are defiant,” said a senior Western businessman who has access to some of the business [...]
Satellite images of a North Korean submarine facility show what appears to be a missile tube being developed for a future ballistic missile submarine.
The commercial imagery was disclosed Tuesday in an article published Tuesday by the group 38 North.
The photos show was appears to be a test stand for a submarine-launched ballistic missile.
The vast ship that eased into this misty seaport early on Monday was hailed by American and European officials as the strongest signal that the stranglehold Russia has on the Baltics and their energy needs can be broken.
The vessel, the Independence, is a floating factory for converting liquefied natural gas into the burnable variety. [...]
Last month, visitors to Bandar Abbas on Iran’s southern coast gathered to witness a never-seen-before event: two Chinese warships pulling into port.
It could be just the start of a budding naval alliance stretching from the Pacific to the Persian Gulf.
“FireEye’s latest advance persistent threat report sheds light on cyber espionage operations that we assess to be most likely sponsored by the Russian government, long believed to be a leader among major nations in performing sophisticated network attacks.”
FireEye says that over half of malware samples analyzed in order to track APT28 were set in [...]
As much as the US may want to block the territorial expansion of China, prevent its further enrichment through access to plentiful resources, and curb its hegemonic influence, one of the main reasons the tension in the South China Sea could mount to the point of open conflict between the world’s two largest powers is [...]
Putin has thus committed his country to a gamble: that a post-American future for the global order, one where a concert of other powers could compel, limit and circumscribe the use of American power, is attainable in the near future. While there has always been a good deal of grumbling about U.S. dominance of the [...]
The balance of power in the Middle East is in disarray: A three-year civil war has torn apart Syria and opened up a vacuum for the rise of the Islamic State group; Sunni powers led by Saudi Arabia continue to face off against Shi’ite powers led by Iran; other countries are reeling from uprisings in the [...]
“It is a new normal,” Anna Wieslander, deputy director of the Swedish Institute of International Affairs, said of Russia’s greater military activity. “The readiness to respond to suspected territorial violations needs to be increased.”
Most countries on Russia’s northwestern flank are planning higher military spending, reversing sharp falls of recent years, after the crisis in [...]
Former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar, Karen Dawisha, will present her new book “Putin’s Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?” with Elizabeth A. Wood joining her as a discussant. The book traces Putin’s sudden rise to power and examines the network of individuals who rose to power and riches along with him. Dawisha’s provocative new study further [...]