military-defense

Russia and India: Prospects for a Strategic Partnership

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For many decades, Russia and India have been conducting close military-technical cooperation (MTC). However, the aggravation of Russia’s relations with the United States, also a close Indian partner, has recently made it more complicated. The United States is trying to pressurize India to reduce its interaction with Russia, for example, to refuse to buy Russian…

Eastern Nations Prefer Russian Weapons to US Ones

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In recent years, the United States has increasingly more often impinged on sovereignty of other nations, thus flagrantly flaunting just how uncivilized its policies are. Such behavior is exemplified in various ways: diplomatic pressure exerted on policies of other nations; involvement in color revolutions; imposition of unlawful sanctions, and bans on trading with clear…

The Public Bears the Burden of Growing Military Expenditure

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A recent study carried out by Forecast International highlights that world military expenditure had increased overall by more than 13% over the past five years: from $1451 billion in 2015 to $1642 billion in 2019. The biggest spenders on defense last year were countries in North America (43%), Asia (24%) and Europe (15%). Defense spending is expected to grow…

Future EU Army As Trans-Atlantic Relations Crumble

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“Munich Security Conference reveals frayed trans-Atlantic ties” read the headline of an opinion piece published by Germany’s broadcaster Deutsche Welle about the recently completed summit and the deteriorating state of trans-Atlantic relations as of recent. “Tensions had been simmering for a long time, and now they have come to the fore: At the Munich…

Washington Sells Scrap Metal at a Premium Price Tag

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Back in 2003, an alternative media site based in Belgium – Indy Media, published a rather clever article titled “Why America Needs War” drafted by a renowned political scientist, Jacques R. Pauwels. Due to the fact that this article has recently been republished by a well-known and respected alternative media site Global Research, a lot of attention has been drawn…

Russia Takes Over the Middle Eastern Arms Market

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For many years, the Middle East has been a turbulent region, where military clashes and terrorist attacks occur regularly. The Middle Eastern governments pay therefore special attention to security issues and the development of military technologies. It is especially valuable for them to cooperate with Russia in these areas, as Moscow is an established authority in the defense…

Russia’s MAKS-2019 Cements Its Partnership with China and Turkey

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The International Aviation and Space Salon (MAKS) is an important event where the Russian Federation can demonstrate the might of its military-industrial complex in peaceful times by showcasing its products from the aviation sector. It is the largest aerospace and aviation exhibition in Eastern Europe. MAKS has…

Chinese Army Modernization a Huge Pain for Washington

The hegemony that the United States enjoyed during the transition period in the wake of the Cold War has ended. The bipolar world is on its way back and China is beginning to play an increasingly distinct role of a superpower in it. The aforementioned fact pains Washington a great deal, especially the ongoing…

DPRK Has its Own Version of Iskander Missiles

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No sooner had we reported on the weapons test that took place in North Korea on 4 May, than the DPRK fired more short-range missiles (of unknown make) on 9 May 2019. One of them flew 420 kilometers, while the other 270 kilometers. Both of the missiles reached their peak altitude…

South Korea’s Military Partnerships Extend beyond the US

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Every few months, Asmolov’s digest examines how South Korea’s military relations are developing with its main ally and other partners in terms of military technology and politics. How these relations develop is more important for the author of these lines than Seoul’s lofty…

Future of Russian-UAE Military and Technical Cooperation

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In recent years, the United Arab Emirates (the UAE) became an important partner for Russia in the Middle East by choosing to support Russian Federation’s military actions in Syria in 2015. Owing to increasing mutual trust and the need to cooperate on security, Russia and the UAE began…

A Prosperous Time for the Russian Defense Industry

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It is well known that military and technical cooperation is a sign that there is a great degree of trust and strong ties between the two states to begin with, and secondly, this cooperation is one way to further strengthen bilateral ties. The economic side of cooperation is just one part, but it is important because the arms trade is a high-tech sector of the economy, which brings in significant…


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