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Romania Hits List of Targets

The US has made its partner a target for Russian air strikes. According to Russian Interfax-AVN agency, the Russian Ministry of Defense has taken a decision to deploy a squadron of long-range, supersonic bombers Tu-22М3 with variable sweep wing to Crimea with the option of eventually sending an entire regiment to the peninsula in response to Eastern European NATO allies' reinforcement plans. An air force squadron normally consists of between 10 and 24 military aircraft, however it can include more. A regiment consists of several squadrons...

Andrei AKULOV | 28.07.2015


 

Korean Peninsula: Choice between Peace and Escalation

Normally tensions run high in the Korean Peninsula when US starts annual joint military exercises with South Korea. Then the time comes for attempts to find diplomatic solutions. This is the usual pattern. It was different this year...

Alexander VORONTSOV | 07.07.2015


 

Russia’s Statements on Boosting Strategic Forces Potential: Reason for Concern or Pretext to Escalate Tension

The issue gets hot, ballyhoo is raised, warnings are made and tensions are high. Is there a reason for real concern or it’s all just much ado about nothing? Russia's military this year alone will receive over 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of penetrating any missile defenses, President Vladimir Putin said on June 16. He made the statement at the opening of the opening of the Army-2015 international military show in Kubinka, outside Moscow. «We will be forced to aim our armed forces ... at those territories from where the threat comes», Putin said...

Andrei AKULOV | 30.06.2015


 

Jens Stoltenberg: NATO’s Mr Zig-Zag

Jens Stoltenberg, NATO’s secretary-general, has a knack for intellectual zig-zagging. Indeed, the 56-year-old former Norwegian prime minister, can be said to have made a very successful career in public life owing precisely to his adept ability at expedient zig-zagging...

Finian CUNNINGHAM | 20.06.2015


 

INF Threatened: Back to Worst Days of Cold War?

The US administration is considering a range of moves to counter Russia's alleged violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), including bolstering missile defense capability or even going as far as deploying land-based missiles in Europe, according to AP report on June 4. Washington has accused Russia of testing a ground-based cruise missile in violation of bilateral arms control treaty...

Andrei AKULOV | 11.06.2015


 

Tehran threat? Russia questions US, EU motives behind missile shield in Europe

EDITOR'S CHOICE | 11.04.2015


 

Pepe Escobar: Eurasian emporium or nuclear war?

A high-level European diplomatic source has confirmed to Asia Times that German chancellor Angela Merkel’s government has vigorously approached Beijing in an effort to disrupt its multi-front strategic partnership with Russia.

EDITOR'S CHOICE | 08.04.2015


 

Russia Revises Military Doctrine and Upgrades Strategic Nuclear Forces

...The Russian military leadership pays special attention to upgrading the nuclear shield. On the very same day the Russian President signed the document a RS-24 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) blasted off from Plesetsk successfully hitting a designated target at the Kura test range on the Kamchatka peninsula in the Far East... The day before the Commander of the Strategic Rocket Forces of Russia Colonel-General (three stars) Karakayev officially announced the development of a heavy solid-fuel ballistic missile known as RS-26. Starting from 2016 the RS-26 is to reinforce the group of solid-fuel rockets, such as Topol-M and Yars of the Strategic Missile Forces. The characteristics are classified but it is known that the missile already dubbed by media the "killer of missile defense" will be able to break through any type of missile defense...

Yuriy RUBTSOV | 31.12.2014


 

INF Violation Hits Radar Screen amid Rising Tensions over Ukraine

It has just been announced that Russian and US experts will meet in September to discuss a bilateral agreement. This is an important event against the background of rising tensions over Ukraine. The U.S. has recently informed its NATO allies about American concerns over a possible breach of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) by Moscow banning all ground-based nuclear-capable missiles with range from 500 to 5,500 km... A lukewarm conflict between Russia and the US has been drawing on for a number of years with mutual accusations at experts’ level. Minor treaty violations are a routine matter to be tackled by working groups. It is usually solved without any media attention, but tensions hiked over Ukraine have caused the matter to spill into the open and get blown out of proportion...

Andrei AKULOV | 28.08.2014


 

Here We Got Dry Rations for You, Go and Satisfy Your Far-Fetched Fancies…

...Talking about the events in Ukraine, it’s worth to look at what is happening in other places. In 2011 the US declared the Asia-Pacific pivot policy... The Far East is the region of tight rope walking and play of nerves. Every day new statements are made and new steps are taken to demonstrate the parties’ resolve. It’s hard to make predictions, but there is one conclusion which is obvious: the United States has no whatsoever intent to get mired in Ukraine and defend the Donetsk or Lugansk no matter what fancies Kiev strategists and obedient media outlets may entertain...

Arkady DZIUBA | 16.05.2014




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Romania Hits List of Targets

The US has made its partner a target for Russian air strikes. According to Russian Interfax-AVN agency, the Russian Ministry of Defense has taken a decision to deploy a squadron of long-range, supersonic bombers Tu-22М3 with variable sweep wing to Crimea with the option of eventually sending an entire regiment to the peninsula in response to Eastern European NATO allies' reinforcement plans. An air force squadron normally consists of between 10 and 24 military aircraft, however it can include more. A regiment consists of several squadrons...

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