Russia’s Aerospace Forces Prepare Training for Kinzhal Hypersonic Missiles

Russia’s Aerospace Forces Prepare Training for Kinzhal Hypersonic Missiles Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Roger McDermott The Jamestown Foundation Russia’s Aerospace Forces (Vozdushno Kosmicheskikh Sil—VKS) are preparing to create a MiG-31K regiment in the Siberian city of Kansk, in the Central Military District (MD), fully equipped with Kh-47M2 Kinzhal hypersonic missiles. The training of flight crews…

Japan bows to G-7 instead of focusing on strengthening ties with the Russian Federation

Japan bows to G-7 instead of focusing on strengthening ties with the Russian Federation Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan should not meekly follow G-7 pressure emanating notably from America and the United Kingdom. Hence, it is disheartening that Japan appears to be capitulating to pressure…

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump seeks a Positive Relationship with the Russian Federation

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump seeks a Positive Relationship with the Russian Federation Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The United States President-elect, Donald Trump, once more reiterated the need to have a positive relationship with the Russian Federation. Of course, certain destabilizing elements in both the Democratic Party and Republican Party will…

Is Sleeping Beauty Kaliningrad Oblast About to Wake Up?

Is Sleeping Beauty Kaliningrad Oblast About to Wake Up? Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Jörgen Elfving The Jamestown Foundation In early October, the Estonian media reported that Russia was transporting, by ship, Iskander short-range ballistic missiles from Ust Luga (Leningrad Oblast) to the Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad (ERR, October 7). This news sparked a wave…

Japan must Focus on Positive Relations with the Russian Federation: Energy, Geopolitics and Trade

Japan must Focus on Positive Relations with the Russian Federation: Energy, Geopolitics and Trade Galina Zobova, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times                                   The government of Japan under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe needs to take a bold and urgent step to focusing strongly on the Russian Federation. Of course, America will remain to…

Chechen Muslims Loyal to Russia are Assisting in Syria by Infiltrating ISIS and al-Qaeda

Chechen Muslims Loyal to Russia are Assisting in Syria by Infiltrating ISIS and al-Qaeda Ramazan Khalidov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation is multi-ethnic and multi-religious and clearly the armed forces resemble the religious mosaic of Syria. Orthodox Christians in the armed forces of the Russian Federation may predominate, just like…

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…