Ukraine Buys Advanced Turkish Strike Drones

Ukraine Buys Advanced Turkish Strike Drones Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Yuri Lapaiev The Jamestown Foundation On January 26, Ukrainian State Concern Ukroboronprom announced an agreement between the Turkish company Baykar Makina and Ukraine’s state-owned arms trader Ukrspecexport (part of Ukroboronprom) to procure 12 Bayraktar TB2 operational/tactical-level strike unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for $69 million…

Japan keeps a low profile in the Skripal case against Russia: Moscow should focus on the Asia Pacific

Japan keeps a low profile in the Skripal case against Russia: Moscow should focus on the Asia Pacific Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Anti-Russian Federation politicians based throughout the Northern Hemisphere accuse the Russian Federation of all things under the sun. Indeed, the media circus of Russophobia follows naturally. Hence, it…

Russian Federation increases its military might on the Crimean Peninsula: S-400 surface-to-air missiles

Russian Federation increases its military might on the Crimean Peninsula: S-400 surface-to-air missiles Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation is increasing its military hardware in Crimea based on possible provocations from Ukraine. Of course, other factors apply to shoring up all geopolitical areas of the Russian Federation that face…

Russia needs Caution towards Japan based on the American Question: Analogy of China

Russia needs Caution towards Japan based on the American Question: Analogy of China Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation will visit Japan in order to hold a summit with the leader of this nation. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan appears more open towards the…

Concerns of Russian Federation: America, China, Japan, Naval Issues and the South China Sea

Concerns of Russian Federation: America, China, Japan, Naval Issues and the South China Sea Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It appears that the Japanese government is seriously thinking about joining naval military patrols with America in the South China Sea. Yet, if military patrols only involve America and Japan then this…

Berlin, Paris Side With Moscow Against Kyiv In Normandy Group’s Meeting

Berlin, Paris Side With Moscow Against Kyiv In Normandy Group’s Meeting Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Vladimir Socor The Jamestown Foundation As anticipated (see EDM, February 26), the “Normandy” meeting on March 3–4, in Paris, cornered Ukraine to extract its acceptance of “elections” in the Russian-occupied territory. German Minister of Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier did…

Russian Federation should be a Pivotal Nation for Japan: Energy, Geopolitics and US Failure

Russian Federation should be a Pivotal Nation for Japan: Energy, Geopolitics and US Failure Galina Zobova, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation should become a pivotal nation for Japan based on geopolitical and energy issues. Indeed, given Japan’s uneasy relationship with China, North Korea and South Korea, then a…

Obama Administration Undercutting Ukraine’s Position in the Minsk Armistice Negotiations

Obama Administration Undercutting Ukraine’s Position in the Minsk Armistice Negotiations Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Vladimir Socor The Jamestown Foundation Urged by US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland in Kyiv last week, Ukraine took a first step toward legalizing the secessionist authorities in the country’s constitution (see EDM, July 20). Concurrently, US Vice President…

Russian Federation is Far From Isolated: Hosting of BRICS and Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Russian Federation is Far From Isolated: Hosting of BRICS and Shanghai Cooperation Organization Galina Zobovo, Michiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation is in the vanguard of supporting a multipolar world thereby breaking the stranglehold of the traditional world order whereby America, European powers and Gulf monarchies work in tandem…

United Kingdom Hints at Softening Stance Against Russia despite G-7 Condemnation about Ukraine Crisis

United Kingdom Hints at Softening Stance Against Russia despite G-7 Condemnation about Ukraine Crisis Galina Zobova, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Obama continues to sound like a Cold War leader of America when it comes to the Russian Federation. After all, it is clear that the crisis in the Ukraine…

Impact of US Autistic Foreign Policies in the Balkans and Ukraine: (Part I) Croatia

Impact of US Autistic Foreign Policies in the Balkans and Ukraine: (Part I) Croatia By Vojin Joksimovich Modern Tokyo Times Former US ambassador to Moscow Jack Matlock, in his February 20 National Press Club presentation, cautioned against the crazed propagandistic attack on Russia and said that we have an autistic foreign policy. “Autism is characterized…

China’s Tacit Approval of Moscow’s Ukraine Policy

China’s Tacit Approval of Moscow’s Ukraine Policy Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Roger McDermott The Jamestown Foundation Since Moscow initiated military operations in Ukraine in February 2014, China has seemingly adopted an ambiguous stance as Russia’s annexation of Crimea and destabilization of southeastern Ukraine evoked international condemnation. During the past year, Beijing and Moscow strengthened…

Former Leader of Japan visits Crimea: Japan and Russian Federation Relations

Former Leader of Japan visits Crimea: Japan and Russian Federation Relations Takeshi Hasegawa, Galina Zobova and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation is a pivotal nation for Japan in the area of security, energy links, enabling greater access to Central Asian nations, breaking down barriers with China and for other essential reasons.…

Japan Should Strengthen Ties with the Russian Federation

Japan Should Strengthen Ties with the Russian Federation Galina Zobova, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan should implement a major policy shift based on strengthening ties with the Russian Federation. If not, then only China will gain from Japan’s obsession with placating America. However, the…

Finland Points the Way Ahead for Japan towards Russia: Remember Kosovo?

Finland Points the Way Ahead for Japan towards Russia: Remember Kosovo? Galina Zobova, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The government of Japan should focus on the stance taken by Finland towards the Russian Federation in the field of economics, geopolitics, trade, friendly relations and by adopting a neutral policy –…

“Power Purification” Law and Merkel Slow Down Progress in Ukraine-Russia Diplomacy

“Power Purification” Law and Merkel Slow Down Progress in Ukraine-Russia Diplomacy Vojin Joksimovich, PhD Modern Tokyo Times “Power Purification” Law The Ukrainian Parliament, Verkhovna Rada, has passed a new law translated as “Power Purification.” It appears that the prime mover was the Prime Minister (PM) Arseniy Yatsenyuk. It should be recalled that he was Victoria…

Yatsenyuk’s Call for Putting Ukraine Back on NATO Path May Be Kiev’s Last Card

Yatsenyuk’s Call for Putting Ukraine Back on NATO Path May Be Kiev’s Last Card James George Jatras Deputy Director, AIU AIU American Institute in Ukraine Today Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk announced that he was sending the Verkhovna Rada (just dissolved earlier this week under decree from President Petro Poroshenko) a bill to revoke Ukraine’s…

Kiev Elites in Ukraine given Green Light to Slaughter by NATO, EU, US and G7

Kiev Elites in Ukraine given Green Light to Slaughter by NATO, EU, US and G7 Ramazan Khalidov, Ri Kuk-Chol and Michiyo Tanabe Modern Tokyo Times The elites within the Western block already took sides before events unfolded in the Ukraine. Indeed, just like Yugoslavia, but in reverse, one nation state was deemed worthy to destroy…

After MH17, the Real Problem Remains War in Eastern Ukraine

After MH17, the Real Problem Remains War in Eastern Ukraine James George Jatras Deputy Director, AIU AIU American Institute in Ukraine Washington must stop insisting on a military solution Within hours, perhaps minutes, of the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight 17 over Donetsk oblast, western commentators broke into chorus that the catastrophe would be a…

EU and Anti Russia: Mass Unemployment, Huge Debt and Corruption but Ukraine Opposition Ignores

EU and Anti Russia: Mass Unemployment, Huge Debt and Corruption but Ukraine Opposition Ignores Olivier LeCourt and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times It is rather ironic that many undemocratic and nationalist forces in the Ukraine alongside pro-European Union (EU) democrats in this nation seek to join the EU. After all, the EU is blighted by…

Ukraine Unelected Elites in Kiev Support IMF and Western Takeover

Ukraine Unelected Elites in Kiev Support IMF and Western Takeover Galina Zobova, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It is unimaginable that an uprising would occur in the heart of the European Union (EU), whereby demonstrators would demand the EU, IMF, NATO and American encroachment. However, this is the scenario in the…

Ukraine Crisis: Japan should take a cautious approach towards Russia based on geopolitics

Ukraine Crisis: Japan should take a cautious approach towards Russia based on geopolitics Noriko Watanabe and Joachim de Villiers Modern Tokyo Times Japan should not pander to America by following a negative tone towards the Russian Federation over ongoing events in the Crimea and Ukraine in general. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe must focus on the…

Japan Should Focus on Russia and not US Whims about Ukraine

Japan Should Focus on Russia and not US Whims about Ukraine Galina Zobova, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation is of major strategic significance for Japan and while Tokyo and Washington relations are extremely strong, this doesn’t mean that Japan shouldn’t focus on special relations with Moscow. In terms…