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Russian Parliament Approves Military Action in Syria, While US Scales Back...

The upper chamber of the Russian parliament has unanimously given a formal consent to President Putin to use the nation’s military in Syria to fight terrorism at a request from the Syrian President Bashar Assad. Consent was necessary for deployment of troops for foreign combat missions under the Russian constitution.

What hides behind the mission of the Nikolai Filchenkov

An Assessment solving the Syrian crisis - By David Eshel According to latest reports from Russia, the large Landing Ship - Tanks (LST) Nikolai Filchenkov from...

Moscow to Spend $300 Million on Eight Aerial Firefighters

The Russian Emergencies Ministry signed a $330 million contract with the Beriev design bureau for the procurement of eight Be-200 Altair amphibious planes configured...

Russia, Israel Embark on an Unprecedented Defense Cooperation Agreement

Israel and Russia have signed today a military cooperation agreement and are negotiating the establishment of a joint venture to develop and produce unmanned...

War in the Caucasus – Putin’s power play and a big...

Russia and Georgia have been spoiling for a fight for years. With Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Beijing for the Olympic opening ceremony...

In Spite of Medvedev’s Optimism Russian Military Is Facing Severe Crisis

Above: Russian airborne unit in an exercise in Siberia, 2007. Photo: Russian MOD In a desperate effort to pacify the highly suspicious and perturbed Russian officer corps,...

Putin’s Muscle Flexing in Central Asia: Challenges Obama

Tucked away between the hills of northern Kyrgyzstan, the large Manas air base found itself at the heart of global geopolitics. It is the...

Putin’s Power Play – Bluff or New Global Strategy?

Georgia's "Rose Revolution", like Ukraine's "Orange Revolution", is precisely the kind of popular uprising that the Russian elite fears most deeply. Any Western support...

Putin’s Muscle Flexing: Bluff or Cold War Challenge?

No matter what experts may say, Russia's growing assertiveness is already causing jitters in the West. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), consisting of Russia,...

Russian Journalist Mystery: Is Kremlin Perturbed over new Mid East Gambit?

A senior Russian journalist who embarrassed the country's military establishment with a series of exclusive stories has been found dead outside his apartment in...

Assad’s Ticket to Putins Mid East Comeback

Last November Iran has invited the Iraqi and Syrian presidents to Tehran. The Iranian move was a clear display of president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's increasingly...
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