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THE events of recent years have clarified a lot; the West has taken off its mask to demonstrate to all that the containment of post-Cold War Russia has always been its strategy. It wants to dominate our country in disregard of the basic principles of the UN Charter and the results of World War II. The […]
Russia releases updated Foreign Policy Concept. Aleksandr Golts: “The concept amounts to the de facto declaration that diplomacy is ceasing to be a foreign policy tool. The [Russian] Foreign Ministry’s transformation into a department of the Defense Ministry is only a matter of time.”
Wars that are a continuation of politics by states have practically always been waged according to special rules of warfare, by a specially trained state organization: the army. Analysis of the international situation that has evolved lately shows that the military conflicts occurring in the world are fundamentally different from the classical war type. New-type conflicts lack the uniformity of organized force traditionally represented by the state. Instead, they feature nonstate entities as initiators of organized action and the employment of nonmilitary methods of confrontation along with traditional military methods.
China unsettled by Russian nuke deployment in Belarus; Putin-Xi joint statement had nixed such moves; experts: NATO’s actions justify Russia’s tactic.
Zhelenin: Xi proceeds with his despite killing of nine Chinese citizens by Wagnerites in Central African Republic; Moscow, Beijing will clash in Africa since they are after same things there.
Experts disagree on significance of infighting among supporters, opponents of Ukraine war.
Roshchin: Ukraine war has upended the international collective security system; now new compromises, roles are required to restore it.
Golts: Putin’s withdrawal from New START not a resumption of the arms race but a smoke screen.
Russian mobilized conscript: ‘You can’t imagine how much I hate this war’
Shevchuk: Russian elites are romanticizing Wagner’s wanton brutality, but effect on general public may be starting to wear off.