Russia Accelerates Asia Pivot
April 18, 2014
Russia Accelerates Asia Pivot
Putin has created a special economic zone in the Far East as part of a broader effort to boost ties to Asia.
Russia Accelerates Asia Pivot
The Geopolitics of the Black Sea
April 16, 2014
The Geopolitics of the Black Sea
America has the Caribbean, China has the South China Sea, and Russia has the Black Sea.
The Geopolitics of the Black Sea
Russia’s Ukraine Invasion: An Opportunity for America?
April 16, 2014
Russia’s Ukraine Invasion: An Opportunity for America?
If America takes a more global, strategic view, it can make lemonade out of the sour Ukrainian lemon.
Russia’s Ukraine Invasion: An Opportunity for America?
Putin Approves Sale of S-400 to China
April 11, 2014
Putin Approves Sale of S-400 to China
The advanced air and missile defense system will strengthen China vis-à-vis Taiwan, Japan and India.
Putin Approves Sale of S-400 to China
Russian Capital Flight Could Nearly Double in 2014
April 10, 2014
Russian Capital Flight Could Nearly Double in 2014
As a result of Western sanctions over its annexation of Crimea, Russia will see a massive increase in capital flight.
Russian Capital Flight Could Nearly Double in 2014
Will Narva Be Russia’s Next Crimea?
April 08, 2014
Will Narva Be Russia’s Next Crimea?
Estonia would be the perfect battlefield for Russia and Putin to continue the war they began with Georgia in 2008.
Will Narva Be Russia’s Next Crimea?
Russian Military Spending Soars
April 08, 2014
Russian Military Spending Soars
Russia’s defense spending will increase by 18% in 2014, and another 33% over the next two years.
Russian Military Spending Soars
Sorry, China Isn’t Winning in Ukraine
April 03, 2014
Sorry, China Isn’t Winning in Ukraine
The argument that the Ukraine crisis presents a huge opportunity for Beijing is critically flawed.
Sorry, China Isn’t Winning in Ukraine
Undermine Russia From Within
April 01, 2014
Undermine Russia From Within
Turning Russian public opinion against Vladimir Putin should be the goal. Here's how to do it.
Undermine Russia From Within
Why Did BRICS Back Russia on Crimea?
March 31, 2014
Why Did BRICS Back Russia on Crimea?
The BRICS's support for Russia shows the Western-dominated post-Cold War order is eroding.
Why Did BRICS Back Russia on Crimea?
Russia's Military Begins Massive Nuclear War Drill
March 29, 2014
Russia's Military Begins Massive Nuclear War Drill
On Thursday, 10,000 Russian troops began a drill simulating the massive use of nuclear missiles.
Russia's Military Begins Massive Nuclear War Drill
Why Russia Yearns for Empire
March 28, 2014
Why Russia Yearns for Empire
A primal instinct was behind Russia’s annexation of Crimea, and its one shared by other powers.
Why Russia Yearns for Empire
Russia May Sell China New Advanced Submarines
March 28, 2014
Russia May Sell China New Advanced Submarines
Russia has announced it will build a new fifth generation, Kalina-class submarine. Will Moscow sell them to China?
Russia May Sell China New Advanced Submarines
Crimea: Ideals and Reality, Glory and Dreams
March 28, 2014
Crimea: Ideals and Reality, Glory and Dreams
The Crimea incident reflects Putin's domestic aspirations; China is well advised to stay neutral.
Crimea: Ideals and Reality, Glory and Dreams
Amid Ukraine Crisis, Russia Pursues Energy Deals With Asia
March 26, 2014
Amid Ukraine Crisis, Russia Pursues Energy Deals With Asia
Igor Sechin, CEO of Rosneft, is on a tour of Japan, India, South Korea and Vietnam.
Amid Ukraine Crisis, Russia Pursues Energy Deals With Asia
East Asia Arms Imports Surged by 25% in 2013
March 21, 2014
East Asia Arms Imports Surged by 25% in 2013
According to IHS Jane’s, East Asia’s arms imports increased by one-fourth in 2013. India’s increased by $1.8 billion.
East Asia Arms Imports Surged by 25% in 2013
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