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    Here Is How Russia Is Making Old Tanks Deadly Tools of War

    Kyle Mizokami Security, Europe They may be old—but they still work. The high cost of the Armata tank, combined with Western sanctions over the 2014 invasion of Ukraine, will likely limit Russia’s ability to field large numbers of the tank. The Russian Armed Forces are facing obsolescence on many fronts, from fighters to tanks and a new...

    Here is What I Saw at the Valdai Club Conference
    Oct30

    Here is What I Saw at the Valdai Club Conference

    Anatol Lieven Security, Eurasia The statements and exchanges at the conference regarding relations with the West were of the “he said, she said” variety that have become so drearily familiar over the years. The Valdai Club conference this year took place in an immense, usually empty hotel in the Caucasus Mountains above the town of Sochi. The...

    China’s Aircraft Carrier: Just an Old Russian Ship That Can’t Fight?
    Oct27

    China’s Aircraft Carrier: Just an Old Russian Ship That Can’t Fight?

    Asia Times Security, Asia You make the call. The Liaoning, Beijing’s first aircraft carrier, is a refurbished second-hand vessel. But, despite its inauguration in 2012, it appears the vessel’s genuine war-readiness is still in doubt. Party mouthpieces have all refrained from using the carrier’s former name, Varyag – no surprise,...

    China’s Aircraft Carrier: Just an Old Russian Ship That Can’t Fight?
    Oct27

    China’s Aircraft Carrier: Just an Old Russian Ship That Can’t Fight?

    Asia Times Security, Asia You make the call. The Liaoning, Beijing’s first aircraft carrier, is a refurbished second-hand vessel. But, despite its inauguration in 2012, it appears the vessel’s genuine war-readiness is still in doubt. Party mouthpieces have all refrained from using the carrier’s former name, Varyag – no surprise,...

    Why the U.S. Intelligence Community Fears Russia’s Growing Military Might
    Oct26

    Why the U.S. Intelligence Community Fears Russia’s Growing Military Might

    Dave Majumdar Security, Europe Should we be worried? Over the longer term, Russia does harbor aspirations to once again become a great power as it was during the Russian Empire and later in the Soviet-era–if the DIA’s analysis proves to be correct. The Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency has released a new assessment of...

    This Video Shows What Happens if Washington, D.C. Is Attacked with Nuclear Weapons
    Oct17

    This Video Shows What Happens if Washington, D.C. Is Attacked with Nuclear Weapons

    Harry J. Kazianis Security, It would be hell. While we all can certainly debate what is or isn’t a modern-day existential threat in its present form, we can all certainly agree terrorists and also lesser capable nation-states (consider impoverished North Korea, who has an economy smaller than Ethiopia, for example) are able to develop...

    This Is the Scandalous Love Affair That Started World War I
    Oct16

    This Is the Scandalous Love Affair That Started World War I

    Franz-Stefan Gady Security, General Franz Conrad von Hoetzendorf’s romantic obsessions may have fueled the flames of war. After the first five months of World War I, the Austro-Hungarian forces, under the leadership, if that is the right word, of General Conrad von Hoetzendorf, suffered stupefying losses–189,000 dead, 490,000 wounded,...

    Collective Security Is America’s Only Hope
    Oct16

    Collective Security Is America’s Only Hope

    David Santoro Security, Europe Given that U.S. primacy cannot endure, and that accommodating Russia and China is unwise, Washington should work with Moscow, Beijing and others to promote the establishment of functioning collective-security regimes in Europe and Asia. MAJOR-POWER competition is back. Russia’s annexation of Crimea, its...

    This One Russian Jet Made NATO Go Crazy (But Might Just Be a Paper Tiger)
    Oct02

    This One Russian Jet Made NATO Go Crazy (But Might Just Be a Paper Tiger)

    Sebastien Roblin Security, The MiG-29. MiG-29s are being actively used in combat in Ukraine—there were eighty before hostilities in 2014, but two have been shot down by rebel surface-to-air missiles—and Syria. Syria is believed to have fifteen to twenty operational MiG-29SMs upgraded by Russia with launch rails for deadly R-77 air-to-air...

    This Is the U.S. Military’s Tank-Killer Missile That Russia Fears Most
    Sep29

    This Is the U.S. Military’s Tank-Killer Missile That Russia Fears Most

    Sebastien Roblin Security, And China, too. When Russia provided military support to separatists in Ukraine, columns of Russian tanks were instrumental in turning back Ukrainian Army offensives and seizing government strongpoints, notably the Donetsk International Airport in January 2015. For hawks like Senator John McCain pushing for the United...

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