Материалы: ‘Russia’

The Northern Territories Impasse, Russia and Japanese Dependence on the U.S.

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By Tanaka Sakai Introduction by Kimie HARA In August 2006, Japan-Russia relations were strained when a Russian patrol fired warning shots at a Japanese fishing boat, killing a member of the crew. The boat was near disputed islands—what the Japanese call the Northern Territories and the Russians call the Southern Kuriles. The incident occurred in […]

Putin’s “Endgame” in Syria

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Russia doesn’t want to fight a war with Turkey, so Russian generals devised a simple, but effective plan to discourage Turkey from taking any action that could lead to a clash between the two nations. Last week, Russian warplanes intruded into Turkish airspace twice. Both incidents caused consternation in Ankara and send Turkish leaders into […]

The Empire of Chaos is in a Jam

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The no-fly zone in Syria already exists. It is run by Russia and Washington is unable to jam it. NATO is desperate. The Pentagon is desperate. Imagine waking up one day in Washington and Brussels just to realize Russia has the ability to electronically jam — detect, trace, disable, destroy — NATO electronics within a 600 km range across Syria (and southern Turkey). […]

Putin’s Blitz Leaves Washington Rankled and Confused

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On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered a blistering critique of US foreign policy to the UN General Assembly. On Tuesday, Barack Obama shoved a knife in Putin’s back. This is from Reuters: “France will discuss with its partners in the coming days a proposal by Turkey and members of the Syrian opposition for a no-fly […]

Obama cuts loose Syria’s civil war

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By M K Bhadrakumar The Pentagon virtually announced on Friday that the US is pulling out of the civil war in Syria – recruiting and training rebel groups to overthrow the government of President Bashar al-Assad – and will instead concentrate its energy and resources on the fight against the Islamic State. The Pentagon announcement, […]

How The West Underestimated Russia’s Military Power

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Russia’s military reforms have been misunderstood and its capabilities underestimated by the United States and Europe. That’s the conclusion of a new report by the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). The Russian military’s tactical and operational weaknesses became most blatantly apparent to the Kremlin during the 2008 Russo-Georgian War, when the U.S.-trained Georgian forces […]

Say hello to my cruise missiles: Escobar

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The New Great Game in Eurasia advanced in leaps and bounds last week after Russia fired 26 cruise missiles from the Caspian Sea against 11 ISIS/ISIL/Daesh targets across Syria, destroying all of them. These naval strikes were the first known operational use of state-of-the-art SSN-30A Kalibr cruise missiles. All it took for the Pentagon was a […]

MH17 — DUTCH PREPARE MISSILE ATTACK ON MOSCOW

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By John Helmer, Moscow The Dutch Government has decided to launch a missile attack on Moscow in October. By suppressing all evidence obtained from the bodies of victims of the crash of Malaysian Airlines MH17, officials of the Dutch Safety Board and associated Dutch military officers, police and prosecutors are preparing to release a report […]

MH17 – INADMISSIBLE EVIDENCE FOR WHAT CANNOT HAVE HAPPENED

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By John Helmer, Moscow Political responsibility and legal liability, like fish rot, start at the head. President Barack Obama’s and President Vladimir Putin’s heads, to be exact. For evidence of the destruction of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, and of the 298 people on board, what the two presidents knew from the start — before the […]

China’s Great Game: In Russia’s backyard

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The handful of shiny new buildings sprouting out of a barren landscape of dusty steppe and rusting shipping containers is an incongruous sight. One of them, a sparkling tower of marble and glass, is empty aside from a duty-free shop on the ground floor. Next door, a shop sells Russian honey and Chinese ladies’ shoes, […]