Strategic Deterrence

The Prague Treaty Has Been Ratified: Now What?

Vladimir Yevseyev (Russia) On January 26, 2011, the Federation Council of Russia’s Federal Assembly ratified the New Russian-American Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START). It shows that the “restart” of relations between our countries is on track. The US Senate consented to the Treaty in December. Now, only formalities remain […]

Russia In The Mirror Of World Policy

By Tatyana Tallerova (Russia) Last year Russia not only managed to establish and consolidate its positions at the international arena, but also set the foundation for the further growth of the state authority in 2011. The most important event was the creation of the Customs Eurasian Economic Union of Russia, […]

The Great Game Today

Konstantin Penzev (Russia) The Great Game obviously did not end in 1907 with the signing of the Anglo-Russian Convention. Given that, we should adjust the definition of the term, i.e., move away from its narrow meaning of the Anglo-Russian conflict in Central Asia during just the 19th century. In a […]

The Cost Russia Will Pay for NATO Rapprochement

Victor KOVALEV (Russia) The NATO summit which will convene in Lisbon on November 19-20 will adopt the alliance’s new strategic concept switching NATO from regional defense to global-scale missions. In practice, the reform will institutionalize the West’s victory in the Cold World War III. The already visible results of the […]

When Will the Great Game End?

Konstantin PENZEV (Russia) Let us begin with some definitions as the scientific community does. The “Great Game” is the term used to describe the period of imperialist rivalry between the British and Russian Empires for supremacy in Central Asia between 1813 and 1907. But the term seems to describe only […]

Russian Reset Policy to Be Reviewed?

ORIENTAL REVIEW on Political Trust and Human Deception So far the most tangible outcome of notorious ‘Reset’ of the US-Russian relations (or perezagruzka, another Russian word of the global outreach) announced by foreign ministers last year was the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START III). As a reminder it limits […]

Israel is furious with Putin

Kirill Govorov (Russia) Israel’s stomach turned as Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said in Washington that Russia, in spite of everything, will deliver «Yakhont” anti-ship cruise missiles to Syria. Major Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth called Moscow’s decision nothing less than a personal slap in the face from Russian Prime Minister […]

Russia and Nuclear Weapons

Dionis KAPTAR (Russia) The USSR tested its own atomic bomb on August 29, 1949. If we reject false humanism and look at the event without prejudice, we have to say that the Soviet Union’s acquisition of nuclear weapons played a key role in the history of mankind. At the time, […]