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US to Preserve Freedom of Action in Space

If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse. That’s what the United States does when it comes to weaponization of space. The Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller confirmed this fact again in a recent statement. According to her, the United States is concerned that treaties proposed by Russia and China to address the weapons in space are not verifiable...

Yuriy RUBTSOV | 01.02.2016


“Modernizing” the Opportunities for Nuclear War

A fight now underway over newly-designed U.S. nuclear weapons highlights how far the Obama administration has strayed from its commitment to build a nuclear-free world.

EDITOR'S CHOICE | 18.01.2016


Energy Wars and European Interests (I)

Behind the heated discussions about ways to solve the issue of refugees flooding into Europe, the redistribution of oil markets and the prospects for resolving conflicts in the Middle East, it is not always evident that these issues are very closely linked. Yet in 2015, Europeans found themselves at the epicentre of geopolitical and geo-economic games being played according to other people’s rules and serving interests alien to Europe...

Pyotr ISKENDEROV | 16.01.2016


Hyping More Fears about Iran

Official Washington’s neocon/liberal-hawk establishment is working itself into another lather over Iran, this time by hyping fears about a ballistic missile program as another backdoor way to sabotage the Iran-nuclear agreement, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar explains.

EDITOR'S CHOICE | 04.01.2016


Russian Air Defenses to be able to take out hypersonic Threats

The Russians are trying to stay ahead of the undeclared arms race that the West has been pushing with its continued high defense contractor welfare programs based on the “cost plus” formula — the defense version of “too big to fail”.

EDITOR'S CHOICE | 02.01.2016


Video: Russia’s Nuclear Arsenal. Moscow’s Strategy of Deterrence

America’s quest for military hegemony includes the use of nuclear weapons on a preemptive basis against both the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China. Russia has responded to US threats through a major modernization of its strategic nuclear weapons arsenal.

EDITOR'S CHOICE | 01.01.2016


With World Attention Riveted on Middle East US Revs Up Global Missile Defense Push

The first Aegis Ashore installation in Romania is nearing the Dec. 31 light off. The presidential mandate requires the system to be online by the end of 2015. After the light off, MDA will make a technical capability declaration (TCD) similar to an initial operational capability (IOC) declaration. After the final Board of Inspection and Survey inspection the site will be activated...

Andrei AKULOV | 19.12.2015


Nuclear Weapons Remain

Two messages have popped up on the news feed, one right after the other: on Dec. 7 in Seoul at the Conference on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for the destruction of all nuclear weapons in the world, while almost simultaneously, Poland’s deputy defense minister, Tomasz Szatkowski, announced that Warsaw is considering asking NATO to station American nuclear weapons on Polish soil...

Yuriy RUBTSOV | 12.12.2015


US to Test Sea-Based Missile Defence: Challenge to European Security

The US Navy held missile defense drills in Europe on October 20. USS Ross (DDG 71) successfully intercepted a ballistic missile in the North Atlantic Ocean during the Maritime Theater Missile Defense (MTMD) Forum's At Sea Demonstration.  The Forum was created in 1999 to include Canada, Australia, Spain, France, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Norway and Italy alongside with the US...

Andrei AKULOV | 26.10.2015


KALIBRating the foe: strategic implications of the Russian cruise missiles’ launch

EDITOR'S CHOICE | 14.10.2015

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Turkey: Treaty Commitments Breached as Ankara Prepares for Military Solution in Syria

The Russian military said on February 4 that it has "reasonable grounds" to suspect that Turkey   is making intensive preparations for a military invasion of neighboring Syria. Images of a checkpoint on the border between the Turkish town of Reyhanli and the town of Sarmada in Syrian taken in late October and late January show a buildup of transportation infrastructure that could be used for moving in troops, ammunition and weapons, spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said in an English-language written statement...

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