On 8 September, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, one of America’s leading security and foreign policy think tanks, published a study on NATO enlargement. Its main emphasis was on the requirements of NATO’s armed forces and the costs involved. The very publication of the study is fairly symptomatic. […]
Mikhail Gorbachev in a special interview to the Tass news agency on Monday gave a poignant message to the Kremlin by calling for the strengthening of the Eurasian Economic Union and the Collective Security treaty Organization and for mending relations with those former Soviet republics which are “at odds” with […]
Part I, Part II Caucasian chalk circle The United States and Russia are increasingly in each other’s crosshairs on the global stage, be it in the Arctic, the Black Sea or the Middle East. But they have joined hands with alacrity to take a common stance on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. […]
In early September, new shocking information appeared on the Internet, which unequivocally reveals that the United States has begun a new stage in the development of secret biological weapons in the controversial biological laboratory “Lugar”, located in Tbilisi. The source of the Georgian Ministry of Defense can be seen in […]
The short-term military conflict between Russia and Georgia started on August 8, 2008 after Georgian forces launched an attack against the self-proclaimed Republic of South Ossetia and a contingent of Russian peacekeepers who remained in the region on a license from the Commonwealth of Independent States political bloc. Russia’s military […]
President Putin’s refusal last week to implement the crippling sanctions that the Duma earlier proposed allowed the Russian leader to present himself as a “moderate” in the eyes of the West and contributed to the ongoing rehabilitation of his reputation there as his country attempts to make progress on clinching […]
Any serious unrest in Georgia, let alone an outright regime change, might disrupt its connectivity prospects and negatively impact on the emerging Multipolar World Order, which is why the Azerbaijani authorities must prepare themselves for what might be this regional “protest” movement’s inevitable expansion inside their borders.
By establishing a more robust presence in Central Asia, which is historically in Russia’s sphere of influence, Turkey would also be expanding the complex strategic interdependency that’s developed between Moscow and Ankara since their fast-moving rapprochement kicked off last summer.
Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV A follow-up of Professor Vladimir Kozin’s comments on NATO’s Fact Sheet about relations with Russia published in December 2014. The topics to be covered in this part: NATO enlargement followed the same process as the expansion of the USSR and the Warsaw […]
The EU and Eurasian Union are gearing up for a coming clash in the Caucasus, one which may replicate the far-reaching consequences of the competition over Ukraine. At the core of the oncoming crisis is that Georgia is moving towards the EU while Armenia is joining the Eurasian Union, with […]
The latest anti-Russian bill to come out of Washington does a lot more than simply arm Ukraine, although that’s destabilizing enough as it is. Contained within the Act are powerful provisions that expand NATO’s influence in Russia’s backyard and continue the War on Syria. The Ukrainian Freedom Support Act (UFSA) […]
There is little doubt that Syrian rebels, including the Al Qaeda affiliate, the Jabhat Al Nusra, have been in possession of chemical weapons in Syria and have used these weapons against civilians and Syrian government forces. The U.S. intelligence that Syrian forces used chemical weapons has, according to CBS News, […]