Category Archives: Russland

Cartoon of the month: Putin’s Missing Shirt

Judging by the pictures of Mr. Putin in his free time, he is in need of a new shirt. In light of his recent behaviour, cartoonist Pedro Molina from Nicaragua has a fashion tip. • • • Molina is a … Continue reading

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NATO’s Pivot to Russia: Cold War 2.0 at Sea?

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 Putin’s annexation of the Crimea shifts NATO’s focus back … Continue reading

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Rational Actors Don’t Always Make the Decisions We Would

When countries act in ways Westerners find confusing, it’s easy to regard their behavior as irrational. Iran’s pursuit of a nuclear capacity and Russia’s recent invasion and annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea are cases in point. Both have incurred high costs … Continue reading

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Russia Has Crimea, But Its Military Could Suffer For it

by ROBERT BECKHUSEN Crimea is now, for all intents and purposes, part of the Russian Federation. But the Feb. 27 invasion of the Ukrainian peninsula and its March 28 annexation is likely to do long-term damage to Russia’s efforts to … Continue reading

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Russia’s Crimea Invasion Follows Decades of Perceived Humiliation

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine’s Crimea last week has shocked Westerners who find this military intimidation of a smaller neighbor all very reprehensible. “You just don’t in the twenty-first century behave in nineteenth-century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped … Continue reading

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Die Krim: Putins historische Chance

von Seka Smith. Seka Smith ist Politikwissenschaftlerin, lebt in Berlin und arbeitet im Politikbereich. Für Offiziere.ch schreibt sie unter Pseudonym. Der gegenwärtige Konflikt bietet dem russischen Präsidenten Wladimir Putin die historische und wohl einmalige Chance die Krim unter die Kontrolle … Continue reading

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How the Volgograd Attacks Pose a Problem For Russia’s Military Plans

by ROBERT BECKHUSEN Terrorism returned again to the Russian city of Volgograd despite a major security operation ordered by the Kremlin during the run-up to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. But the attacks have also demonstrated a severe weakness … Continue reading

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Stratfor: Russia’s East Asian Pivot

We published a number of articles about the US-American “Pivot to East Asia” and its implications. For example, Patrick Truffer, student of International Relations at the Freie Universität Berlin, explores in his article the relationship of the “Pivot to East … Continue reading

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Ukraine’s Westward Turn Delayed, Not Blocked

Ukraine shocked many in the West last month when it announced it would “renew dialogue” with Russia a week before it was due to sign an association agreement with the European Union that could have been a first step toward … Continue reading

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Cartoon of the month: Egypt Warming to Russia

The visit by Russia’s defense and foreign ministers – Sergei Shoigu Sergey Lavrov respectively – to Egypt last month is seen as an attempt by both countries to assert themselves amid a Middle East’s power vacuum, as ties between Egypt … Continue reading

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