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Venezuela’s Hopes at Oslo: Rupture in EU and US Policy
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Venezuela’s Hopes at Oslo: Rupture in EU and US Policy
June 3, 2019

The failure to take into accurate account the vast changes and growth in the world’s physical economy is on display in the case study of Venezuela, whose leadership reflects a rational model, but which does not follow the diktats of the Washington Consensus.

Gender Politics and the Sinking of the KNM Helge Ingstad
November 22, 2018

The collision with the KNM Helge Ingstad left a big enough hole in the starboard side of the frigate for the warship to take on water. The crew has been forced to abandon the vessel, The Barents Observer reported. On Tuesday morning, most of the navy ship was already under water.

Gender Politics and the Sinking of the KNM Helge Ingstad
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Assessing US Marines Deployment to Norway: No Big Deal or Serious Threat to Russia?
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Assessing US Marines Deployment to Norway: No Big Deal or Serious Threat to Russia?
August 17, 2018

The transformation of Norway into the tip of the knife for an attack on Russia is taking place amidst the speedy militarization of other Scandinavian countries, the Baltic states, and Poland.

Norway Substantially Increases US Military Presence on Its Soil
June 15, 2018

Norway has never shown enthusiasm toward the idea of an independent European deterrent force and is turning toward Poland and the Baltic states to form a kind of US-led alliance in Europe.

Norway Substantially Increases US Military Presence on Its Soil
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Scandinavia, the Baltics, NATO, and Russia
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Scandinavia, the Baltics, NATO, and Russia
August 20, 2017

The admirable weekly newspaper The Economist had an article in October ten years ago titled «Putin flexes his muscles». The most recent Economist, on 12 August 2017, has an article on its website titled «Russia’s biggest war game in Europe since the cold war alarms NATO» — but in the print edition on my desk the same piece is titled «Mr Putin flexes his muscles». One wonders why the headline was changed, but it is interesting to note that the honorific «Mister» has been added since 2007. Not much else has altered, however, and the harangues of muscle-flexing anti-Putin rhetoric have continued unabated through the years.

Militarization of Scandinavian Peninsula: Time to Ring Alarm Bells
July 31, 2017

Ørland in southern Norway is being expanded to become Norway’s main air force base hosting US-made F-35 Lightnings – the stealth aircraft to become the backbone of Norwegian air power. Norway has purchased 56 of such aircraft. F-35 is an offensive, not defensive, weapon. The nuclear capable platforms can strike deep into Russia’s territory.

Militarization of Scandinavian Peninsula: Time to Ring Alarm Bells
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Norway on the Way to Become Unfriendly Neighbor in Russia’s Eyes
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Norway on the Way to Become Unfriendly Neighbor in Russia’s Eyes
June 18, 2017

The border between Russia and Norway has been peaceful for centuries. The two countries have always been good neighbors. It is all changing now. Foreign troops on Norwegian soil and the construction of the new radar are parts of unfriendly policy toward Russia, which believes that the provocative moves are unacceptable. Perhaps, it should be taken into account by Norwegian politicians as the country nears the parliamentary elections in the fall.

Russia Warns Norway over Missile Defense Plans
March 23, 2017

Russia has warned Norway over consequences of joining NATO ballistic missile defense (BMD) plans. According to Russian ambassador to Oslo, Moscow will retaliate. Norway's possible accession to NATO's missile shield «will be a new factor that will be considered in our strategic planning as the emergence of an additional problem in the Arctic region», Teimuraz Ramishvili told the Norwegian state media network NRK…

Russia Warns Norway over Missile Defense Plans
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