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Taking War Seriously: a Russia-NATO Showdown Is No Longer Just Fiction

James Sherr | Posted 05.31.2016 | World
James Sherr

The challenge for NATO is no different than it used to be in West Berlin: to persuade Russia that any war means full-scale war.

Top Politician Says Russia Has 'Right To Military Response' To Felled Plane

Reuters | Alana Horowitz | Posted 11.27.2015 | World

BUCHAREST, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Russia has the right to make a military response after the downing of a Russian warplane earlier this week by NATO membe...

Russia Holds Large-Scale Military Exercises In Disputed Territories

Reuters | Posted 05.05.2015 | World

MOSCOW, March 5 (Reuters) - Russia's Defense Ministry said on Thursday that large-scale military exercises had started in southern Russia and in dis...

Putin Signs New Russian Military Doctrine

Reuters | Posted 02.25.2015 | World

MOSCOW, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new military doctrine, the Kremlin said in a statement on Friday. ...

Russia Is Returning to Soviet Military Strategy

Alexander Golts | Posted 01.31.2015 | World
Alexander Golts

With oil prices falling, corrupt officials see defense spending as their last opportunity to pocket government funds -- and they have no intention of sharing that windfall with foreign defense industry competitors. Putin's recently announced policy of substituting Russian goods for previously imported products will enable those senior officials to siphon off a significant portion of budgetary funds.

Russia Holds Military Exercises On Islands Partly Claimed By Japan

Reuters | Posted 10.12.2014 | World

MOSCOW, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Russia began military exercises in a Pacific island chain parts of which are also claimed by Japan, a Russian Defense Min...

How Russian, Ukrainian Forces Stack Up

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2014 | World

By Peter Apps LONDON, March 4 (Reuters) - Underfunded, underequipped and with its senior leadership often seen close to Moscow, Ukrain...

Return of the Cold War

Allan Topol | Posted 10.14.2013 | World
Allan Topol

President Obama's cancellation of the summit with Putin demonstrates the extent of the deterioration in American Russian relations. In a short time, the U.S. and Russia have moved from what some in Washington viewed as a hopeful partnership to an adversarial relationship.

Putin Orders Surprise Military Exercises

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2013 | World

MOSCOW, March 28 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin ordered the launch of large-scale Russian military exercises in the Black Sea region on Thursd...

Russia To Examine Soldiers' Genitals As Part Of 'Gay Tattoo' Directive?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Russia is reportedly planning to go to shockingly intimate lengths to ensure that its military is devoid of gay participants. The St. Petersburg T...

Russia's Military Stands To Get Stronger

Reuters | Posted 10.11.2012 | World

MOSCOW, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Russia's military will get 1,600 new warplanes and helicopters by 2020, President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday, as par...

Russia: Fifth Of Defense Budget Stolen Due To Corruption

Posted 07.24.2011 | World

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A fifth of Russia's state defence spending is stolen every year by corrupt officials, dishonest generals and crooked contractors, R...

Russia Introduces Rearmament Plan, Including 'Strategic Nuclear Forces'

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said Moscow will begin a comprehensive military rearmament from 2011....