The Inconsistencies of Russia’s Policy on Libya

The Inconsistencies of Russia’s Policy on Libya Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Pavel Felgenhauer The Jamestown Foundation During the 1970s and 1980s, the Libyan regime of Muammar Qaddafi was Moscow’s ally in the Cold War against the West, and consequently it acquired many billions of dollars’ worth of Soviet weapons. In more recent years, President…

Russia Exports Its Missile Early-Warning Knowhow to China

Russia Exports Its Missile Early-Warning Knowhow to China Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Pavel Felgenhauer The Jamestown Foundation Russo-Chinese relations continue to improve (see EDM, July 25, 30) as both countries’ ties with the United States have grown increasingly strained. Moscow and Beijing describe their bilateral relationship as a “strategic partnership,” constantly adding new adjectives…

First Ever Sino-Russian Joint Air Patrol Barely Avoids Triggering Regional Conflict

First Ever Sino-Russian Joint Air Patrol Barely Avoids Triggering Regional Conflict Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Pavel Felgenhauer The Jamestown Foundation The Chinese Ministry of National Defense published a white paper yesterday, July 24, entitled “China’s National Defense in a New Era.” The document accuses the United States of pursuing “unilateral policies,” provoking “intensified competition…

Russia’s Attack of Ukrainian Naval Ships in Black Sea: First Shots of Possible Winter War?

Russia’s Attack of Ukrainian Naval Ships in Black Sea: First Shots of Possible Winter War? Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 15 Issue: 168 By: Pavel Felgenhauer The Jamestown Foundation On November 25, two Ukrainian gunboats, together with a tug, attempted to cross from the Black Sea through the Kerch Strait into the Sea of Azov,…

Russia Makes Further Gains in Syria After Helsinki

Russia Makes Further Gains in Syria After Helsinki Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Pavel Felgenhauer The Jamestown Foundation In the past several days, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the first deputy defense minister and chief of the General Staff, General Valery Gerasimov, went on an unprecedented joint trip to Israel, Germany and France to…

Defense Minister Shoigu Promotes Russian Cyber Warfare Troops and Declares Victory in Syria

Defense Minister Shoigu Promotes Russian Cyber Warfare Troops and Declares Victory in Syria Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Pavel Felgenhauer The Jamestown Foundation Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu used the shortened workweek before Red Army Day (February 23—officially rechristened “Defender of the Fatherland Day,” following the collapse of the Soviet Union) to promote Russia’s military successes.…

Russian Military Presence in Syria Increasing With Carrier Deploying to Eastern Mediterranean

Russian Military Presence in Syria Increasing With Carrier Deploying to Eastern Mediterranean Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Pavel Felgenhauer The Jamestown Foundation It took several month of intermittent talks between the United States and Russia and many multi-hour marathon sessions between US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov to hammer…

Russia and Turkey Mend Fences as US-Russian Relations Nosedive

Russia and Turkey Mend Fences as US-Russian Relations Nosedive Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Pavel Felgenhauer The Jamestown Foundation Reports emerged in Moscow and Ankara, on June 24, that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wrote his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, a letter apparently apologizing for the loss of a Russian Su-24 bomber and the death…

INF Treaty Increasingly in Danger, as Russia Balks at New Missile Defense Base in Romania

INF Treaty Increasingly in Danger, as Russia Balks at New Missile Defense Base in Romania Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Pavel Felgenhauer The Jamestown Foundation The United States missile defense (MD) base near the Romanian town of Deveselu, west of Bucharest, became operational this week, armed with 24 SM-3 Block IB interceptors, guided by a…