Tag Archives: Soviet Union

febrero 26

Hybrid war: The real reason fighting stopped in Ukraine

Hybrid war: The real reason fighting stopped in Ukraine – for now http://t.co/dNfYBJ5atr vía @Reuters — Eurasian Hub (@eurasianhub) February 27, 2015

octubre 06

Vladimir Putin’s immensely powerful modern-day KGB

RIA Novosti – Andrei Stenin Vladimir Putin’s immensely powerful modern-day KGB Shaun Walker, The Guardian, Sunday 6 October 2013 The FSB is much more than just an ordinary security service. Combining the functions of an elite police force with those of a spy agency, and wielding immense power, it has come a long way since the early […]

5 Questions to Ask Before Bombing Syria

Mongolia, 1939: an abandoned  Type 95 Japanese tank is examined by its Soviet captors, during the Nomonhan incident. The article of  Robert Farley is an insightful exercise of how to use the story to clarify the present 5 Questions to Ask Before Bombing Syria By Robert Farley, The Diplomat, August 28, 2013 In short order, […]

Some North Koreans Get Business Internships in Singapore

Some North Koreans Get Business Internships in Singapore While world leaders bluster, young professionals in Southeast Asia build bridges with their peers from Pyongyang. TOM BENNER , The Atlantic,  Jun 11 2013 The nuclear threats, rocket launches, and violent rhetoric out of North Korean over the past few months have been countered by the international community […]

Yugonostalgia’ gains force as Croatia prepares to join EU this summer

In Tito’s birthplace, ‘Yugonostalgia’ gains force as Croatia prepares to join EU this summer Associated Press, May 25, 2013 Croatia may be on the doorstep of the European Union, but in this tiny village another union of nations was getting all the glory. In Kumrovec, the birthplace of Yugoslavia’s late communist leader Josip Broz Tito, […]

When the music dies: Azerbaijan one year after Eurovision

Farid Mammadov – Hold Me (Azerbaijan) 2013 Eurovision Song Contest. Read also about attacks on Jewish community in Malmö, Sweden When the music dies: Azerbaijan one year after Eurovision As was the case with former Eurovision host Azerbaijan, sometimes it’ s beter no to boycott them Rebecca Vincent, alJazeera, May 19, 2013 As an estimated 125 […]

B61 nuclear bombs in Turkey

B61 nuclear bombs in storage Turkey’s Future (American) Nuclear Weapon Posted on November 22, 2012 by aaronstein1 If everything goes to plan, Turkey will receive the United States’ newest nuclear weapon in 2019. Turkey currently hosts between 60 and 70 B61 gravity bombs at Incirlik air force base. During the Cold War, Turkish aircraft were on full nuclear alert […]

Making enemies in Yemen

A tribesman walks near a building damaged last year by a US drone strike targeting suspected al-Qaeda militants in Azan of the southeastern Yemeni province of Shabwa, Feb. 3, 2013. (photo by REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah). Read also: «My Village Was Attacked By US Drones in Yemen» Making enemies in Yemen Aljazeera – Sun, May 5, 2013 A group […]

Turkmenistan leader’s tumble from horse in race is hidden from nation

  That must’ve hurt: Turkmen President falls off horse. To learn more: «Turkmenistan: Kim and Berdymukhamedov, Neck ‘n Neck» – Shiftin the Karakum / Eurasianet.org Turkmenistan leader’s tumble from horse in race is hidden from nation By Jim Heintz, The Associated Press, May 1, 2013 12:56 PM MOSCOW – Seeing the president slam face-first into the ground […]

Paper Tiger

Chinese Air Force J-10 fighter jets take off during training in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. Read more: «China’s Military Spending to Double by 2015 – Report» Paper Tiger Why isn’t the rest of Asia afraid of China? By David Kang, FP, April 25, 2013 Are tensions high in Asia? It certainly appears so. Over […]

What’s behind the conflict on the Korean Peninsula?

South Korean soldiers stand guard in fog at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone dividing North and South Korea (AFP Photo / Jung Yeon-Je) What’s behind the conflict on the Korean Peninsula? Alexei Fenenko, Valdai, April 19, 2013 This spring has been marked by an unprecedented escalation of tensions on the Korean […]

Ferocious, Weak and Crazy: The North Korean Strategy

Cartoon: Patrick Chappatte, The Herald Tribune Ferocious, Weak and Crazy: The North Korean Strategy By George Friedman, Stratfor Founder and Chairman Editor’s Note: George Friedman originally wrote this Geopolitical Weekly on North Korea’s nuclear strategy on Jan. 29. More than two months later, the geopolitical contours of the still-evolving crisis have become more clear, so we […]

The Messages Of Russia’s Military Exercise In The Black Sea

Russian President Vladimir Putin watches a military exercise in Anapa, a Russian Black Sea resort. Read also: China and Russia conduct ‘surprise’ military exercises The Messages Of Russia’s Military Exercise In The Black Sea – Analysis By Habibe Özdal, Journal of Turkish Weekly, April 1, 2013 Putin, Russia’s president, ordered for a military exercise in the Black […]

This Is What Air War Over North Korea Would Look Like

U.S. Air Force B-2 stealth bomber, center, flies over the Osan U.S. Air Base in Pyeongtaek, south of Seoul, South Korea, March 28, 2013 This Is What Air War Over North Korea Would Look Like Why the U.S. sends stealth aircraft to Korean war games, and why it freaks out North Korea. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, […]

Circassia: Struggling To Return Home

Circassians venerate Day of Commemoration, june 2011. Below is an article published by OnIslam Circassia: Struggling To Return Home The conflict in Syria has shown to have a large impact on Circassians and their renewed claims to return to their homeland The increasing flow of Syrian refugees once again sharpened the Russia so-called “Circassian problem.” This issue […]

MANPADs Proliferation in Syria

Syrian rebels teach us how to use SA-7 MANPADs Addressing the Challenge of MANPADS Proliferation Remarks Andrew J. Shapiro Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs Stimson Center Washington, DC February 2, 2012 Excerpts: «Today, I want to talk to you about our efforts to address the threat posed by shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missile systems, also known as […]