What makes a state strong? For example, if we take small countries, Liechtenstein is not a strong state, but Singapore is. Why? Modern-day Russia is referred to as a strong state, even though the country has a plethora of problems to deal with. Still, Russia is a strong international player and we have been showing it very actively lately
Donald Trump feels like a presidential candidate from the Republicans at the elections in 2016. It is evidenced with his serious speech on the foreign policy issues. Trump rejects globalism policy and intends to find out how reasonable Russians are. Yet, he has his own business project in this respect.
Madeleine Albright, former US Secretary of State, has showed her attitude to Russia yet again. This time, the politician, who is also known as the "Butcher of Serbia," said that Russia was "Bangladesh with missiles." The infamous old lady is outraged with Putin's daring moves to squeeze NATO out of Russia's zone of influence
Public health officials in the United States of America have warned that the Zika virus is "scarier than first thought" and after the virus has been linked to thousands of cases of microcephaly in Brazil, predict that the impact on public health could be far worse than originally thought.
There are a few interesting aspects in the story of Panama Papers - the materials released to compromise a great deal of politicians and their offshore assets - that deserve special attention. The materials were released by the International Consortium for Investigative Journalism. However, as it appears, this consortium is not quite international
The USA is the only country in the world that deploys tactical nuclear weapons beyond its borders on the territory of the four European countries and on the Asian part of Turkey. No country in the world deploys tactical nuclear weapons closer to the United States. The US refuses to negotiate on tactical nuclear weapons
The Americans have been looking for those guilty of the 9/11 attacks in New York and Washington for many years, but they have not found anyone yet. To be more precise, the US can not find scapegoats. Washington is ready even for absurd judgments
Washington hosts summit on nuclear security on 31, March. About 50 countries are going to take part in it, however, Russia refused to participate. Russia has refused on account of the shortage of cooperation while considering issues. the agenda itself raises doubts: questions of nuclear security will not be discussed there in full
The only thing that can stop Trump is Wall Street. The high profitability of the US stock market in 2016 will calm the middle class of the United States down and temporarily create the ceiling for the growth of unemployment. If stock indices show negative numbers close to the time of elections, Trump will have victory in his pocket
In case of a conflict situation the American military my react in not an appropriate way and carry out hasty actions just because some of the soldiers on alert may be drugged, Victoria Legranova, specialist on international security assumed, while talking with the Pravda.Ru correspondent.
Major Western publications immediately declared Obama's visit to Cuba as a "historic" event that will help the island nation develop democracy. Obama proudly declared that his visit was the first visit of a US president to Cuba in 88 years. Of course, Obama did not say a word about how the US used Cuba as a casino and brothel for 38 years
The US-Russian relations have evolved from critical to critically stable. If we continue to draw an analogy with diseases, one may say that the US-Russian relations have entered the chronic stage, and nothing crucial is going to happen. The patient remains in a critical condition. Yet, none of the key issues is being solved
The year twenty sixteen, the sixteenth year of the third millennium after the beginning of the Christian Era, two thousand years after Roman Civilization. Let us take a look around us. The seas are full of plastic, by the time you finish this piece two species will have become extinct and if you are by chance born a female, you do not have equal...