Category Archives: Russia

ISW on the developing Ukrainian defense industrial base and Russias strikes on the Ukrainian energy infrastructure

Russian President Vladimir Putin acknowledged that Russia’s ongoing strike campaign against Ukrainian energy facilities aims in part to devastate the Ukrainian defense industry, confirming ISW’s ongoing assessment that Russian strikes against Ukrainian energy facilities aim to degrade Ukrainian defense industrial … Continue reading

Posted in Russia, The Military Art, TTG, Ukraine Crisis | 17 Comments

Al Jazeera Explainer: Why is ISIS-K targeting Russia?

Defence and security analysts say the group has targeted its propaganda at Russian President Vladimir Putin in recent years over the alleged oppression of Muslims by Russia. “Russian foreign policy has been one big red flag for ISIS [ISIL],” Michael … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Central Asia, Russia, TTG | 104 Comments

More provocation. An attack on a Moscow concert hall and mall by several persons has produced many casualties.

By Robert Willmann As if indiscriminate violence has not been enough starting at the Mediterranean Sea and going through Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and then up into Ukraine. Now an attack on a civilian entertainment and mall area in … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs, Europe, Middle East, Policy, Politics, Russia, Ukraine Crisis | Tagged | 163 Comments

Lithuanian Intelligence 2024 National Threat Assessment

Lithuanian intelligence assessed that Russia has the capability to continue sustaining the current tempo of its war in Ukraine and will likely have the capability to gradually expand its military capabilities in the near term. Lithuanian intelligence published its 2024 national … Continue reading

Posted in Baltics, Intelligence, Russia, TTG, Ukraine Crisis | 35 Comments

“Russia Threatens Moldova With ‘Military Scenario’ Over Transnistria”

Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Mikhail Galuzin, has warned Moldova of “a military scenario” if it attempts to resolve the problem of the breakaway Transnistrian region by force. “We are extremely concerned about such a possibility and have always made it … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Russia, TTG, Ukraine Crisis | 41 Comments

Space Wars?

MDA, SDA Announce Upcoming Launch of the Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor and Tranche 0 Satellites The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and Space Development Agency (SDA) announce the upcoming launch of six satellites into low-Earth orbit from Space Launch … Continue reading

Posted in Russia, Space, Space Force, TTG | 17 Comments

“New NATO Member Finland Elects a President Set to Keep Up Hard Line on Neighboring Russia”

Associated Press | By Jari Tanner HELSINKI — Former Prime Minister Alexander Stubb has narrowly won a runoff vote to become Finland’s next president, who will steer security policy that includes integrating the new NATO member into the alliance at … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Russia, TTG | 63 Comments

“The Advent of Russia and the New World”

A new world is being born before our eyes. Russia’s military operation in Ukraine has opened a new era – and in three dimensions at once. And of course, in the fourth, domestic Russian. Here begins a new period both … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Russia, TTG, Ukraine Crisis | 75 Comments

“Ukrainian Attack May Have Crushed Production Of Russia’s Deadliest Drone”

The Lancet has been one of Russia’s most effective weapons in its war with Ukraine, a small kamikaze drone which can find and destroy targets from 40 miles away with deadly precision. Lancets knock out Leopard tanks, artillery and even … Continue reading

Posted in Russia, The Military Art, TTG, Ukraine Crisis | 54 Comments

“Europe seems to have adapted to life without Russian gas”

European countries dealing with recent transportation issues in the Middle East have not experienced an increase in gas prices, which may indicate their success in weaning themselves off Russian gas. Although the dangers of shipping through the Red Sea have … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Europe, Russia, TTG, Ukraine Crisis | 23 Comments