Russia Positioning Itself in Libya to Unleash Migrant Crisis Into Europe

Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to be capitalizing on ways immigration can destabilize Western countries. A Libyan coast guardsman stands on a boat of migrants attempting to reach Europe in 2017. Libya has served as a jumping-off point for migrants … Read More

Tacit Alliance: Russia and China Take Military Partnership to New Level

posted in: News, Russia

Image courtesy of Kremlin.ru. (CC BY 4.0) This article was originally published by the Carnegie Moscow Center on 22 October 2019. By cooperating with China in the military sphere, Russia loses virtually nothing in terms of security, while making life difficult for the United States, strengthening … Read More

Vladimir Putin calls for ‘reliable’ Russian version of Wikipedia

President says user-edited site should be replaced with Big Russian Encyclopaedia  Vladimir Putin was speaking at a Kremlin meeting on the future of the Russian language. Photograph: Alexei Druzhinin/Tass Vladimir Putin has called for the creation of a more “reliable” … Read More

Iran says it will fuel centrifuges

In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani, center, attends a ceremony to inaugurate Azadi Innovation Factory in Pardis technology park in west of Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. … Read More

Europe’s Enlargement Problem

posted in: European Union, News

If France and Germany managed to get along, Europe would look very different—and so would the Western Balkans. This is not a good time for countries in the Western Balkans. Or for supporters of “more Europe” in general. Both have … Read More

Erdoğan has managed the unthinkable: uniting all the other Middle East rivals

posted in: Middle East, News

Turkey’s Syria invasion following the US withdrawal of its troops means that all bets are now off in the Middle East. Smoke billows from targets in Tel Abyad, Syria, during bombardment by Turkish forces. Photograph: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP By invading northern … Read More

Turkish move into Syria gives Putin a chance to ramp up Middle East role

Analyst: Russia is probably the only player in the room among the grown-ups who can talk with everyone in the room at the same time. Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan shake hands during their … Read More

EU Divisions Over Russia Mount as France, Germany Seek Peace in Ukraine

French President Emmanuel Macron, right, shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin after their meeting at the fort of Bregancon in Bormes-les-Mimosas, southern France, Aug. 19, 2019. BRUSSELS – French and German attempts to end the conflict in east Ukraine … Read More

Russian Nuclear Potential Should Be Used to Ensure Country’s Defenсe Capability – Putin

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia’s nuclear potential should be fully used to ensure the country’s defense capability and energy security, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a greeting message to domestic nuclear industry workers. “The rich intellectual technological heritage and truly … Read More

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