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Russia’s Behemoth ‘Hunter’ Drone Destroys Ground Target in Test
January 14, 2021

Russia’s Behemoth ‘Hunter’ Drone Destroys Ground Target in Test

By Abhijnan Rej
The loyal-wingman drone is anticipated to be handed over to the Russian military in 2024.

Kazakh President Chimes in on ‘Gift’ Controversy
January 06, 2021

Kazakh President Chimes in on ‘Gift’ Controversy

By Catherine Putz
A pair of Russian lawmakers last month said Kazakhstan’s territory was a “gift” from Russia, resurrecting an old offensive tune.
Russia’s Romance With China Is All About Keeping Up Appearances
January 01, 2021

Russia’s Romance With China Is All About Keeping Up Appearances

By Gabriel Gavin
Closer ties between Moscow and Beijing are worth more as a threat than a reality.

India-Russia Relations Face More Trouble 
December 31, 2020

India-Russia Relations Face More Trouble 

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
India and Russia cancelled their annual summit for the first time in two decades. Is China the reason why?

Russia Tests Anti-Satellite Missile: US
December 18, 2020

Russia Tests Anti-Satellite Missile: US

By Abhijnan Rej
This is the third Russian ASAT test this year.

Acting Kyrgyz President Mamytov Visits Moscow
December 09, 2020

Acting Kyrgyz President Mamytov Visits Moscow

By Catherine Putz
Mamytov, Kyrgyzstan's second acting president since October, is a close ally of Sadyr Japarov, who hopes to win election to the real presidency on January 10.

What’s Russia’s Aim in Afghanistan?
December 05, 2020

What’s Russia’s Aim in Afghanistan?

By Nodirjon Kirgizbaev
The Russian presence in Central Asia, predicated on the threats from Afghanistan, stymies the political and economic development of the region.
US Destroyer Conducts FONOP Against Russian Claims in Sea of Japan
November 26, 2020

US Destroyer Conducts FONOP Against Russian Claims in Sea of Japan

By Steven Stashwick
The Russian Navy claims that it expelled USS John S. McCain from Peter the Great Bay.

A Financial Alliance Won’t Help China and Russia Dethrone the US Dollar
November 26, 2020

A Financial Alliance Won’t Help China and Russia Dethrone the US Dollar

By Francis Shin
Even a joint effort from China and Russia won’t be enough to shield them from U.S. economic influence.

Contradictions Grow Amid Another BRICS Summit
November 19, 2020

Contradictions Grow Amid Another BRICS Summit

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The group has always been diverse in terms of economic, political, and security interests. Is it anything more than an ineffective talkshop?

Was the Nagorno-Karabakh Deal a Missed Opportunity for the CSTO?
November 14, 2020

Was the Nagorno-Karabakh Deal a Missed Opportunity for the CSTO?

By Janko Šćepanović
Another diplomatic win for Russian bilateralism or a missed opportunity for one of Moscow’s regional multilateral institutions -- the Collective Security Treaty Organization?
Tajiks Stuck in Russia, Flights Home Cancelled
November 03, 2020

Tajiks Stuck in Russia, Flights Home Cancelled

By Catherine Putz
A pair of November 1 charter flights from Moscow to Dushanbe were cancelled.

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