Russia in the World

Treaty Busters, Why Russia’s Doomsday Weapons...

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A generation of secret weapons exist, some deployed, some in varying stages of development. Remember the 1964 film, Fail Safe? From the book, co-authored by Eugene Burdick (The Ugly American), Fail Safe described the real SAC or Strategic Air Command and its policy of maintaining a fleet of nuclear armed…

CSTO Strengthens Military Brotherhood

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Challenges and threats facing the world today, first and foremost linked with international terrorism, are forcing all the nations to increasingly concern themselves with issues of security and military cooperation with their partners. Countries in South Asia and the Middle East where international terrorist units are particularly active pose an immediate and direct…

Russian Helicopters Conquer the Southeast Asi...

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Russia is known for its aviation, helicopter technology in particular. Russian helicopters are popular in many countries. According to Russian Helicopters (a holding company that unites Russian firms specializing in helicopter-building), more than a hundred countries, besides Russia itself, utilize over 8,000 helicopters constructed in…

 

Russia’s Short March to Food Security

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When I wrote my China’s long march to total food security NEO article last month, I had intended to dovetail it with Russia’s accomplishment of being more self-dependent on feeding its people. What they both shared was having to deal with US sanctions before they reached their goal. While China’s sanctions came compliments of Mr. Trump, Russia…

Russia and South Korea: a Promising Partnersh...

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The Republic of Korea (ROK) is one of Asian Dragons, i.e. the four nations in Asia whose economies, industrial sectors and research and technology spheres developed rapidly during the second half of the 20th century. Once the Cold War ended, the ROK launched its Northern Policy aimed at forging closer ties with North Korea…

Post-Trump, Macron is Enlightened and Sochi i...

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Now that it’s all over but the shouting, a few people need to be thinking about the future, as Trump’s long-delayed impeachment gets underway. In the US, this will be a difficult exercise, due to the riveting, minute by minute coverage of a process that will continue for months, leading into…

Opportunities for LNG Trade between Japan and...

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Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is currently the most promising type of hydrocarbon product on the market. It became popular as a cleaner alternative to traditional hydrocarbon fuels, as burning natural gas releases less pollution into the atmosphere, and it can be easily transported to any corner of the world in liquefied form, without having to lay a pipeline…

The Growing Legend of Unit 29155: Putin’s Goo...

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US Army Brig. General Peter Zwack (Ret.) thinks the Russians are “organically ruthless.” Michael Schwirtz of the New York Times agrees with the former military attache to Moscow. A Russophobic story by the reporter reads like the latest Jason Bourne spy thriller. Unfortunately, the Russian ruthlessness case…

Washington’s “Northern Fantasies&...

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Previously, the North Pole together with the Arctic Ocean were mostly occupying the attention, aside from a bunch of scientists, of those who enjoyed Andersen’s fairy tale The Snow Queen. However, today those locations, in spite of their relative obscurity, captured the imagination of the White House dwellers, who declared to the world that this vast expanse of land, still…

Rosatom in Asia: There is Trust in Russia

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The Russian Federation is one of the world’s leaders in the nuclear industry. Its nuclear power plants (NPPs) are renowned for their effectiveness, safety and reasonable costs. These benefits have made nuclear technology supplied by Russia very popular among nations that require large quantities of energy for their needs but that cannot afford to put…

Russia’s Standing in LNG Market

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Hydrocarbon fuels are and will continue to be a primary energy source for some years to come. However, concern for the environment and the need for a more effective use of resources have pushed developed countries to switch from fossil fuels such as coal and oil to natural gas. The latter is considered to be a more environmentally…

Northeast Passage: From the Past Into the Fut...

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One strategically important project that Russia is currently working on is the Northeast Passage (NEP). NEP is a route along the northern coast of Eurasia (almost all of it is a part of the Russian Federation) that links the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Russia’s research expedition and commercial vessels began sailing in the seas of the Arctic Ocean in the Middle Ages. As…


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