One should listen to what the Americans say. The point is to hear, but the effect is frightening. The USA imposed sanctions on Russia and forced Europe to join them. However, Russia was not the first victim. At first, the USA punished French banks that were working with Iran at the time when the country was staying under the burden of US sanctions
Russia intends to ensure its military presence in the Middle East. Russia has already achieved adequate agreements with Syria to establish its permanent bases in Hmeymim and Tartus. It has been reported recently that Russia was conducting negotiations with Egypt to rent a naval base on the Mediterranean coast
In late October, the US intends to introduce a resolution at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) demanding Syria should get rid of chlorine and other "toxic chemicals." However, chlorine is hardly ever used for military purposes today. Without chemical production, any country will be thrown back into the Middle Ages
A poignant scene in the film adaptation of James Fenimore Cooper's novel, Last of the Mohicans, finds protagonist and Native American Chingachgook standing alone, atop one of the majestic Adirondack peaks. The Mohican chief laments. His countenance is disconcerted.
The Gulf countries had been the largest sales market for weapons from the United States in the period from 2011 to 2015, the International Peace Research Institute in Stockholm (SIPRI) said in a report from 2016. Compared with the period from 2006 to 2010, the US had increased shipments to Qatar and Saudi Arabia thrice
Russia's Defense Ministry has rejected the accusations from British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who claimed that Moscow was involved in the September bombardment of the UN humanitarian convoy in Aleppo. Igor Konashenkov, an official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry, demanded Johnson should back up his words with solid evidence
French President Hollande will have to take into account the state of affairs in Syria when making a decision about the meeting with Russian President Putin. To conceal failures in one's policies, one needs to shift the blame on someone else, and this is what Hollande is doing right now. Yet, Moscow continues working on Putin's visit to France
Last Friday Moody's rating agency downgraded Turkey's credit rating from BAA3 to BAA1. The very same credit rating agency stated earlier that no decision will be made vis a vis Turkey for a one month period indicating that negative effects of the failed coup attempt have disappeared to a great extent. Why did this institution make a U-turn?
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on the recent statement from Deputy Defense Minister Nikolai Pankov, who admitted a possibility for Russian army bases to return to Cuba. The Cuban Lourdes SIGINT Station (near Havana) served as the main Soviet and then Russian center of electronic intelligence
According to US military analysts, most dangerous Russian arms are Yasen project submarines, Admiral Gorshkov 22350 frigates, as well as Zircon and Calibre missiles. Russia has demonstrated the power and efficiency of these missiles to the whole world during military operation in Syria. The Americans praise Russian weapons to receive bigger budgets
In the early 1990s scores of studies were conducted by the US government, think tanks, consulting firms, defense contractors, futurists and military thinkers on the likely threats to the US military's electronic communications systems. Those analyses often encompassed commercial networked systems.
Hungary held a referendum on whether to accept mandatory EU quotas for relocating migrants. The Hungarian government opposes plans to relocate a total of 160,000 migrants across the EU bloc. This referendum has received very little media attention, having thus indicated a blind spot that occurs in West European nations when it comes to Central and...
"There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all." So said Jaqueline Kennedy. In the US, fewer people read literature. Though this is damning enough for an informed citizenry it is even worse with political candidates, none of whom has proved herself more bafflingly illiterate than Hillary Rodham Clinton.