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03/04/2016 - 12:08
For the first time, the assembled world leaders were to participate in a simulation exercise at the summit to test how they might respond...
22/03/2016 - 16:29
Israel strengthening its ties with countries that have influence in the global arena is always considered a diplomatic coup. At a time when...
13/03/2016 - 15:21
One reason for the decline is that the total machinery stock in Russia has shrunk by almost half over the past ten years, a problem that...
12/03/2016 - 13:05
Both countries prematurely quashed their nuclear thermal propulsion programs (Though the Soviets’ lasted into the 1980s). “Prematurely”...
19/02/2016 - 16:51
Russia once again is approaching a breaking point at which reform may become inevitable. Ironically, any effective program of political...
06/02/2016 - 16:05
The dichotomy between the new and the familiar in contemporary Russia can be broken down into a handful of contradictions that neither...
22/01/2016 - 18:13
This offspring of the Cold War was established in 1975, when the two ideologically competing blocs—NATO and the Warsaw Pact—signed the...
30/12/2015 - 15:11
The geopolitical danger arises from Putin’s growing reliance on military action abroad – in Ukraine and now in Syria – to maintain his...
03/12/2015 - 15:59
Meeting on the sidelines of the COP21 Paris climate summit, Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin talked for 45 minutes, about...
28/11/2015 - 14:54
A PROXY WAR AND THE WIDER STRUGGLE In Syria, Putin professes that he wants to fight ISIS, but this is mere posturing. Even with new...
22/11/2015 - 14:15
But a “first strike” is not an absolute principle, and it is completely unacceptable when it comes to the use of nuclear weapons in...
30/10/2015 - 17:46
In today’s Russia it is not fashionable to delve too deeply into Gulag history, and 60-year-old Panikarov’s collection is one of just two...

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