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Russia : sound, fury, but not much clout
Mar23

Russia : sound, fury, but not much clout

Strategy is the central political art, writes Lawrence Freedman in Strategy: A History. “It is about getting more out of a situation than the starting balance of power would suggest. It is the art of creating power.” If this is so, consider the case of a country that is economically smaller than Italy, Australia, or South Korea. Its economy has...

It’s a lonelier world now for Putin
Mar22

It’s a lonelier world now for Putin

Russian rulers have long been content to accept fear and awe in lieu of respect and admiration, and by that standard, Vladimir Putin shone in 2016. This year that is proving a tougher gig to keep up as he prepares for what might be his last presidential election in 2018. Last year Putin’s boldness, combined with a bit of luck, paid off: The...

Tillerson to skip NATO meeting in Brussels next month
Mar21

Tillerson to skip NATO meeting in Brussels next month

BRUSSELS: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will skip a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels in April, but will travel to Russia and Italy the same month, a US official said Tuesday, reports BSS. Tillerson will be replaced by a lower-level official at the NATO meeting on April 5-6, a development that will likely fuel new concerns about...

Japan and Russia hold talks on security, territorial dispute
Mar20

Japan and Russia hold talks on security, territorial dispute

The foreign and defense ministers from Japan and Russia met in Tokyo on Monday, with both sides expressing hope that discussions on joint development of islands claimed by both countries might help them move closer to resolving the territorial dispute preventing them from forging a peace treaty. The talks are the first “two-plus-two”...

What Putin plans
Mar05

What Putin plans

Anyone who tells you that they know what’s going on behind the Kremlin’s red battlements is lying. Those who speak don’t know, while those who know don’t speak. Moscow insiders with actual insight into what the Russian president thinks about the mess in America are keeping their counsel, thus leaving the uninformed and the...

Rafael Nadal advances to the Mexican Open final
Mar04

Rafael Nadal advances to the Mexican Open final

MEXICO: Rafael Nadal routed Croatia’s Marin Cilic 6-1, 6-2 on Friday night to advance to the Mexican Open final, reports UNB. Seeking his first title this season and 70th overall, the 30 year-old Spaniard ran his Mexican Open winning streak to 14 matches and 28 sets. He won the hardcourt event in 2005 and 2013. The second-seeded Nadal,...

Sweden Heads The Best Countries For Business For 2017 while Banagladesh 117th
Mar01

Sweden Heads The Best Countries For Business For 2017 while Banagladesh 117th

Sweden Heads The Best Countries For Business For 2017 while Banagladesh 117th Kurt Badenhausen , FORBES STAFF I cover sports business with rare dip in education & local economies Donald Trump swept into office last month behind a groundswell of support from Americans captivated by his promises to “take America back” and “make America great...

Tennis: Djokovic through in Mexico on return
Mar01

Tennis: Djokovic through in Mexico on return

ACAPULCO, Mexico, – Former world number one Novak Djokovic was made to work hard before finishing strongly to defeat Martin Klizan in straight sets on his return to competition at the ATP Acapulco event on Tuesday, reports BSS. Djokovic has not played since his shock second round exit at the Australian Open in January, and showed signs of...

Russia’s soft warfare
Feb27

Russia’s soft warfare

Hackers, fake news, freaks, trolls and pranksters are Russia’s new soft power weapon arsenal. Russia has been making the headlines of international media for a while now. But none of that had to do with a strong economy or a powerful army because Russia simply doesn’t have either. Instead, it has learned to interfere through other...

Supporters march in Moscow
Feb26

Supporters march in Moscow

Thousands of people are marching in Moscow to remember Russian opposition leader, Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead outside the Kremlin in 2015, reports BBC. Nemtsov, a reformer, democrat and a deputy prime minister under former President Boris Yeltsin, was a fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin. Five Chechen men went on trial for the killing...

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