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The Russian Navy Udaloy-class destroyer RFS Admiral Panteleyev. (Image: Wikipedia Commons)

Russia’s Pacific Strategy

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s latest move in his continuing mission to develop Russia’s national and international military capabilities is causing whispers of unease in the international community. It appears that Russia is making a significant play for control over the…

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China’s Real Friends WeChat Post Goes Viral

Mainland China’s social media platform WeChat recently circulated a post entitled “Who is China’s real friend and who is the real enemy?” The post consisted of questions and answers to…

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China’s Largest Mobile Messaging App Not Welcomed in Russia

On May 4, Russia’s federal censor blocked WeChat, China’s largest mobile messaging app. According to Roskomnadzor, WeChat failed to register with the federal government as an “information-dissemination organizer,” which is technically…

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Russia’s Pacific Strategy

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s latest move in his continuing mission to develop Russia’s national and international military capabilities is causing whispers of unease in the international community. It appears that…

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The Silent Wars

As diplomatic tensions between Russia and America continue to decline after the fallout over the Ukrainian crisis, Syria, and the recent Black Sea incident, America has made a surprising public…

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Is Russia Really Withdrawing?

Monday’s announcement of the Russian withdrawal from Syria was surprising to western analysts and media. Unused to a quick insertion and withdrawal from peacekeeping missions, many had believed that Russia…

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Russia and Putin’s New World Order

Over the last six months Vladimir Putin has changed Russia’s international role significantly. After being considered an international pariah and fading superpower after the annexation of the Crimea, the international…

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Syria Not Ready for Peace

The United Nations has announced a cessation of the Syrian Peace talks in Munich until the end of February. Announcing the collapse of the talks, the United Nations Special Envoy…

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Did Putin Just Put the World on Notice?

As Russia and Europe slowly make inroads against ISIS, this week Vladimir Putin demonstrated why he is a force to be reckoned with. During a meeting with the Russian Defense…