Assessing Russia’s Military Strength

Is America Seeking "Preventive War" to Forestall the Rise of Russian Power? ANDREI MARTYANOV There is a popular point of view in some of Russia’s political circles, especially among those who profess monarchist views and cling to a famous meme of 1913 Tsarist Russia development statistics, that WW I was started by Germany to forestall … Continue reading Assessing Russia’s Military Strength

South-East Asia – Myanmar

Myanmar's armed conflicts threaten to complicate and divert various regional integration schemes, including China's One Belt, One Road initiative By Christopher Briggs This week a super tanker steamed towards Myanmar’s Kyaukpyu port to offload the first consignment into an oil supply pipeline with the capacity to supply 260,000 barrels per day from the Indian Ocean … Continue reading South-East Asia – Myanmar

Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict resolution

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev expressed readiness to meet his Armenian counterpart Serzh Sargsyan in the framework of the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict resolution, US co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, Ambassador James Warlick said Saturday at a press-conference BAKU (Sputnik) – According to the US diplomat, Aliyev was committed to the peace process of the Karabakh … Continue reading Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict resolution

Russia’s stake in Korea

How U.S.-backed unification could work for Moscow? Posted by aurelius77 on October 21, 2016 Originally published by - Global Geopolitics We hear so much about China and Japan competing on and for the Korean peninsula, now and historically, that we overlook one other great Northeast Asian power. That would be Russia, which has a 17-kilometer border … Continue reading Russia’s stake in Korea

Turkey – NATO relationship

Will Turkey Leave NATO If Clinton Becomes President?   Source: Strategic Culture Foundation Turkey’s two top leaders have both indicated that, if the U.S. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton becomes elected as the U.S. President on November 8th, then Turkey, which is NATO’s only Muslim-majority member-nation, will have little alternative but to leave NATO and ally itself … Continue reading Turkey – NATO relationship