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Russia: Avangard Hypersonic Warhead to Enter Service in Coming Weeks
November 14, 2019

Russia: Avangard Hypersonic Warhead to Enter Service in Coming Weeks

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Russian Strategic Missile Force will receive the first two ICBMs fitted with the Avangard warhead in late November or early December.

US and Russia Watching Closely Uzbekistan’s Economic Choices
November 12, 2019

US and Russia Watching Closely Uzbekistan’s Economic Choices

By Umida Hashimova
Tashkent is reopening its negotiations to join the WTO and considering Eurasian Economic Union membership. Russia and the West are watching.
Russia’s Air Force to Receive First Serial-Produced Su-57 Fighter Jet by Year’s End
November 09, 2019

Russia’s Air Force to Receive First Serial-Produced Su-57 Fighter Jet by Year’s End

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The first Su-57 aircraft in serial configuration will be delivered to the service by the end of 2019, according to the Russian deputy defense minister.

Cooperation, Co-existence or Clash? China and Russia’s Ambitions in Central Asia
November 08, 2019

Cooperation, Co-existence or Clash? China and Russia’s Ambitions in Central Asia

By Benno Zogg
The two powers’ approaches to Central Asia may be a good indicator of their current partnership and future relations.

Interview: Dmitry Stefanovich on Russia’s Nuclear Forces and Doctrine
November 06, 2019

Interview: Dmitry Stefanovich on Russia’s Nuclear Forces and Doctrine

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Will the ongoing modernization the Russian nuclear forces impact global strategic stability?

Russia’s First Upgraded Borei-Class Submarine Test Fires Bulava Ballistic Missile
October 30, 2019

Russia’s First Upgraded Borei-Class Submarine Test Fires Bulava Ballistic Missile

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The missile, fired from the Borei-II-class Knyaz Vladimir, successfully hit its designated target on the Kamchatka peninsula, according to the Russian defense ministry.

Russia to Lay Down 2 Project 636.3 Fast Attack Subs This Week
October 29, 2019

Russia to Lay Down 2 Project 636.3 Fast Attack Subs This Week

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Two diesel-electric attack submarines will be laid down on November 1 in St. Petersburg, according to the head of the Russian Navy.
2 Russian Strategic Bombers Conduct Night Flight Over Indian Ocean
October 27, 2019

2 Russian Strategic Bombers Conduct Night Flight Over Indian Ocean

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The two nuclear-capable aircraft were en route to South Africa as part of an effort to deepen military ties between the Russian and South African air forces.

Russia to Help China Develop an Early Warning System
October 25, 2019

Russia to Help China Develop an Early Warning System

By Dmitry Stefanovich
In October, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Moscow was assisting Beijing in developing an early warning system.

Russia’s Northern Sea Route Faces Setbacks, Low Interest
October 24, 2019

Russia’s Northern Sea Route Faces Setbacks, Low Interest

By Steven Stashwick
Despite warming Arctic, competition among great powers remains cool.

South Korea Scrambles Fighter Jets Against Russian Bombers
October 22, 2019

South Korea Scrambles Fighter Jets Against Russian Bombers

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Six Russian military aircraft were reportedly intercepted by South Korean fighter jets after they reportedly entered South Korea’s air space identification zone.
Russian Sub Aborts Test Firing of Ballistic Missile During Exercise
October 22, 2019

Russian Sub Aborts Test Firing of Ballistic Missile During Exercise

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A nuclear-powered submarine reportedly fired one instead of the planned two ballistic missiles into a test range during a recent military exercise in Russia.

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