Category Archives: Russia

Russian-Chinese Naval Exercises in the Mediterranean?

by Felix F. Seidler. Felix is a fellow at the Institute for Security Policy, University of Kiel, Germany and runs the site Seidlers Sicherheitspolitik“. This article was published there at first. In spring 2015, we may witness a naval exercise … Continue reading

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Paranoid Russia is Creating Enemies Everywhere

Russia’s bellicosity in recent months appears to be prompting its neighbors to deepen cooperation between one another and with the West, creating the very threat to Russian security the country saw in the first place. It is this unfounded Russian … Continue reading

Posted in English, Nick Ottens, Russia | 1 Comment

MH17 und KAL007: Warum die Welt kein Déjà-vu erlebt

Von Danny Chahbouni. Danny studiert Geschichte und Politikwissenschaft an der Philipps-Universität Marburg. Nach dem Abschuss von Flug Malaysian Airlines MH17 über den Kampfzonen der Ost-Ukraine wurden häufiger Parallelen zu einem anderen, irrtümlichen Flugzeugabschuss gezogen: Flug Korean Airlines 007 (KAL007), der … Continue reading

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Forces on Russian Soil Fire Into Ukraine

The Obama administration stepped up pressure on Russia with another release of commercial satellite imagery in an attempt to stop the fighting and increase international pressure. However, considering how Putin squandered his opportunity to ratchet things down with the MH17 disaster, it’s doubtful … Continue reading

Posted in Chris B, English, Intelligence, Russia, Ukraine | 7 Comments

North Korea Opens Russian Financed Wharf

Satellite imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe shows the recently renovated wharf at North Korea’s Rajin Port located on the east coast. In an inaugural ceremony on 18JUL14, North Korea opened Wharf No. 03 for operation, according to a report in the … Continue reading

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Why Won’t Putin Just Let Ukraine Go?

Russian president Vladimir Putin stands to gain little from continuing to incite rebellion in Ukraine. But having framed his actions there as coming to the defense of ethnic Russians, it is difficult for him to back down. With Ukraine’s government … Continue reading

Posted in English, Nick Ottens, Russia, Ukraine | 3 Comments

How NATO Can Defend Estonia Against Russia

by Felix F. Seidler. Felix is a fellow at the Institute for Security Policy, University of Kiel, Germany and runs the site Seidlers Sicherheitspolitik“. This article was published there at first. NATO has to adapt its way of collective defense … Continue reading

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We Didn’t Start the Future: NATO Expansion Not to Blame for Ukraine Crisis

Russian president Vladimir Putin and his defenders like to cite NATO’s eastward expansion following the end of the Cold War as a justification for his recent annexation of the Crimea and continued stirring of unrest in Ukraine. While there is … Continue reading

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The Future of Shale Gas II – Will Russia Collapse?

by Jörn Richert, Mercator-IPC Fellow at the Istanbul Policy Center (IPC) at Sabancı University in Istanbul, where he conducts a foresight project on EU-Turkish energy relations. This article was published first on Richert’s blog “Future and Politics” and is part … Continue reading

Posted in Energy Security, English, Jörn Richert, Russia, Security Policy | 1 Comment

Report: NATO Isn’t Ready for Russia’s New Way of War

by Robert Beckhusen. Robert Beckhusen is a freelance writer who contributes regularly at War is Boring. He’s also written for publications including C4ISR Journal, Wired, The Daily Beast and World Politics Review. You can follow him on Twitter. Russia’s invasion … Continue reading

Posted in English, International, Robert Beckhusen, Russia | 2 Comments