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Crimea: When Is an Annexation Not Actually an Annexation?
March 18, 2017
Crimea: When Is an Annexation Not Actually an Annexation?
Three years ago, Russia formally annexed Crimea, citing a flawed referendum.
Crimea: When Is an Annexation Not Actually an Annexation?
What Is Japan's Regional Threat Environment and Defense Strategy?
March 10, 2017
What Is Japan's Regional Threat Environment and Defense Strategy?
How does Japan see its threat environment and what are its defense priorities?
What Is Japan's Regional Threat Environment and Defense Strategy?
Rosneft and Russia's Evolving Oil Strategy Explained
March 10, 2017
Rosneft and Russia's Evolving Oil Strategy Explained
Russia's recent deals in the Middle East aren't just about expanding its influence, they’re part of a larger strategy.
Rosneft and Russia's Evolving Oil Strategy Explained
Iran Test Fires Ballistic Missile Interceptor
March 07, 2017
Iran Test Fires Ballistic Missile Interceptor
Iran has successfully tested its Russian-supplied S-300 air defense system this month.
Iran Test Fires Ballistic Missile Interceptor
Is Russia’s Military Deploying 10,000 Additional Troops on the Kuril Islands?
March 01, 2017
Is Russia’s Military Deploying 10,000 Additional Troops on the Kuril Islands?
Russia’s defense minister intends to station a new Russian army division on the disputed Kuril Islands in 2017.
Is Russia’s Military Deploying 10,000 Additional Troops on the Kuril Islands?
Touring the Backyard: Putin Pays Central Asia a Visit
March 01, 2017
Touring the Backyard: Putin Pays Central Asia a Visit
No huge headlines emerged from the trip, which was a walk down familiar paths and repetition of familiar phrases.
Touring the Backyard: Putin Pays Central Asia a Visit
How Rosneft’s Privatization Deal Affects Russia’s Eurasian Economic Union Plans for Tajikistan
February 23, 2017
How Rosneft’s Privatization Deal Affects Russia’s Eurasian Economic Union Plans for Tajikistan
The Kremlin may be using relations with Qatar and Glencore to lean on Tajikistan to join the EEU.
How Rosneft’s Privatization Deal Affects Russia’s Eurasian Economic Union Plans for Tajikistan
Will Russia’s Air Force Receive a 5th Generation Fighter Jet in 2018?
February 09, 2017
Will Russia’s Air Force Receive a 5th Generation Fighter Jet in 2018?
Delivery of the fifth-generation T-50 (PAK FA) fighter jet may begin in 2018, according to senior defense officials.
Will Russia’s Air Force Receive a 5th Generation Fighter Jet in 2018?
Selective Revanchist Recognition: Trump, Crimea and the South China Sea
January 26, 2017
Selective Revanchist Recognition: Trump, Crimea and the South China Sea
On the South China Sea, the Trump administration seems to be taking a hard line. Not so on the issue of Crimea.
Selective Revanchist Recognition: Trump, Crimea and the South China Sea
Syrian Sides Snub Final Document at Astana Peace Talks
January 25, 2017
Syrian Sides Snub Final Document at Astana Peace Talks
Russia, Turkey and Iran conclude the two-day negotiation with an agreement on jointly monitoring the shaky ceasefire.
Syrian Sides Snub Final Document at Astana Peace Talks
2 Years On, Eurasian Economic Union Falls Flat
January 11, 2017
2 Years On, Eurasian Economic Union Falls Flat
It seems that “everyone’s dissatisfied” with the EEU.
2 Years On, Eurasian Economic Union Falls Flat
Will Trump Recognize Russian Annexation of Crimea?
January 09, 2017
Will Trump Recognize Russian Annexation of Crimea?
It would be a break from Washington's stated policy of non-recognition.
Will Trump Recognize Russian Annexation of Crimea?
Russia's Buddhist Republic
January 04, 2017
Russia's Buddhist Republic
In Russia’s Republic of Kalmykia, the remnants of Buddhism sit in the Soviet Union’s lingering shadow.
Russia's Buddhist Republic
Russia to Upgrade Tank Force With Deadly New Fire Control System
January 03, 2017
Russia to Upgrade Tank Force With Deadly New Fire Control System
Russia’s T-72 and T-90 tanks will reportedly receive the T-14's automatic target tracker and fire control computer.
Russia to Upgrade Tank Force With Deadly New Fire Control System
12 Asian Geopolitical Trends and Events From 2016 That'll Matter in 2017
December 31, 2016
12 Asian Geopolitical Trends and Events From 2016 That'll Matter in 2017
Here's wishing the Asia-Pacific a happy and prosperous new year. Watch these issues in the coming year.
12 Asian Geopolitical Trends and Events From 2016 That'll Matter in 2017
US Unveils New Sanctions on Russia for Hacking
December 30, 2016
US Unveils New Sanctions on Russia for Hacking
The measures put President-elect Donald Trump in an awkward position.
US Unveils New Sanctions on Russia for Hacking
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