Nobody’s security will be enhanced but the damage may be irreparable. Sanctions may delay the development of new technologies in Russia or China but they can’t prevent their emergence.
The Aegis Ashore deployment is a reality Russia cannot ignore. It will adapt its military planning accordingly.
Russia’s 2017 Naval Doctrine set the goal of building a strong force to enable the country to achieve and hold the leading positions in the world until 2030. And it is already clear that the nation has made a strong comeback...
This policy goes beyond weapons deals to encompass economic issues. Forget about the international rules stipulated by the UN Charter and WTO documents — “arms-twisting” has become an element of US foreign...
Russia is not only an advanced military power to be reckoned with, it’s the world leader in military technology.
Spending much less, Russia gets a lot more than the US due to greater efficiency of its defense programs.
Nothing can change the fact that Russia is the world leader in producing the best weapons and the temptation to cooperate with it may happen to be too strong to be stopped by political pressure.
No pole in the multi-polar world can do without adequate sea power. Putting the Bulava to sea allows Russia to preserve strategic parity with the US within the limits of the New START treaty and remain a global leader.