NATO is again running Baltic Sea drills — but now, the exercise is headed by the US Navy’s 2nd Fleet, a key force during the Cold War era.
Since 9/11, fear has become the basis for most of America’s foreign policy—and the lives of its citizens are worse because of it.
The Kremlin on Sunday warned against “baseless accusations” over last week’s attacks in the Gulf of Oman on two oil tankers, blamed by Washington and Riyadh on Iran.
For most of history, seizing another country or territory was a straightforward proposition. You assembled an army and ordered it to invade. Combat determined the victor. The toll in death and suffering was usually horrific, but it was all done in the open.
“Intelligence officials described broad hesitation to go into detail with [the president] about operations,” the report said.
Putin made his gloomy assessment ahead of a G20 summit in Japan later this month at which he might meet U.S. President Donald Trump.
The US ban on Huawei is pushing it to develop alternative systems that may rival Google and Android.
Russia has felt exiled from the West for years, barred by economic sanctions. With China now facing U.S. tariffs and Western suspicions over Huawei, the Kremlin has a potential partner for the future.
President Xi Jinping’s visit to Russia comes exactly 30 years after Moscow-Beijing relations were normalized after a period of discord and confrontation. This normalization has turned out to be one of the most productive foreign policy investments for both countries.
Has the current tide of hysteria against all things Russian risen to the point that European and American policymakers are now attempting an Orwellian rewrite of the history of World War II?