Vladimir Platov

Biden Fine-Tunes the Saudi Trombone


No one doubts today that Biden is not a promising politician, but his one-term administration. As such, he is not making any far-reaching plans, for him it is important to change the vector of American policy, rejecting, in particular, the “Trump era”. So, despite the fact that the new head of the White House is obviously not counting on a long-term personal stay at the helm…

Iran Picked Up the Glove Thrown by Israeli Secret Services


In recent years, relations between Israel and Iran have deteriorated to the point that each of these states considers the other its main adversary. Despite the willingness of Israeli and Iranian politicians to even start military action against each other, an open war between them is highly unlikely, and there is more than one country between…

The Public Fiasco of US Military Landing in Ashkhabad


Central Asia occupies a very important place in US foreign policy, primarily because of its geographical location next to the largest states of Eurasia — Russia and China, which Washington has already officially begun to call its main strategic adversaries. In recent years, the attractiveness of Central Asia for the global agenda has also been due to a major…

Pentagon Tries to Pretend that it’s Engaged in “Harmless Activities” in Syria


At the behest of the new White House administration, the Pentagon, in the face of growing criticism of American military interventionism in the Middle East in recent years, has decided to adjust its image. This has become especially important for Washington now that public opinion not only in the United States, in Syria, but also in the UN…

Exposing the Russophobic Farce that JIT made out of the MH17 Tragedy


The fourth set of hearings of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) in the case of the 2014 Malaysian flight MH17 shot down in the Ukrainian sky, which began in The Hague on February 1, did not bring any clarity to the real culprit in the crash that killed 298 people. It further demonstrated to the world the blatant bias and politicization…

The US Retaliates After Being Kicked Out of Libya


The Democratic Party of the United States, having regained power in the country with the arrival of Joe Biden to the White House, immediately began not only to twist the former decisions of Republican President Trump, but also to return the “victory gains” acquired during the time of President Obama. It’s not that hard to do today, especially since back in 2009-2017, Joe Biden…

Biden Strengthens the US Army


Today, the political-military elite and even the US media frankly admit that the US military no longer has global superiority, and to remain competitive, there must be dramatic changes. “Readiness is fundamentally about preparedness for combat — having the right equipment, training and maintenance to succeed on current and future battlefields… In other words, a ready unit is one that is available…

India’s Strategic Cooperation with Russia is Gaining Momentum


The relationship between India and Russia is a strategic partnership based on a rich historical heritage. Signed twenty years ago on October 3, 2000, the Declaration on Strategic Partnership between the two countries formalized a partnership that is gaining strength year by year and is truly strategic in nature, possessing a unique…

The Price of Friendship with Washington


O mon dieu, délivrez-moi de mes amis!” (“May God defend me from my friends: I can defend myself from my enemies” – fr.) Some historians attribute this catchphrase to Napoleon Bonaparte, others to King Louis XIV, although it is not that important, because, after all, what friends can royalty have? The Kurds have used this phrase more than once recently in…

Where does the Policy of Balancing out Major Players Lead India?


Multidirectional policies have become a characteristic feature of Indian foreign policy in recent years. New Delhi actively seeks to establish relations with China, normalize relations with its main regional adversary, Pakistan, maintain ties with Russia and develop relations with Israel, the United States, Iran and the Arabian…

Iraq is Rearming


In addition to the forced withdrawal of the US military from the country, as demanded by the Iraqi authorities and people, the other most popular topic of recent active discussion among Iraqis is the large-scale military parade held on January 6 in Baghdad in honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Iraqi Armed Forces. As emphasized in a statement from the Prime Minister…

Iraqi People are Forcing Washington to Withdraw its Troops


The million-strong protests that took place in Iraq on the anniversary of the killing of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi Commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis along with 8 other people in a January 3, 2020 US drone strike near Baghdad International Airport in Iraq became the latest breeding ground for the rise…

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