Daily Archive: November 5, 2019

Improved Russian-Indian Ties Must Be Balanced With Improved Russian-Chinese Ones

The visit of new Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh to Moscow from 5-7 November along with a 50-member military-technical business delegation will continue the trend of improving Russian-Indian defense ties after their comparative weakening over the past few years, though this must be balanced with improved Russian-Chinese connectivity through the Eurasian Union’s planned integration with the Belt & Road Initiative...

Russia’s Permanent Naval Squadron in Syria Serves to Stretch Its A2/AD Bubble Farther

The Russian Naval squadron in Syria is providing coastal defense for its expeditionary corps in Syria, but more than that it represents a forward defense of Russia’s own Black Sea waters. Russia’s Strategic Goals Russia’s strategy in the Mediterranean is focused on three key goals: taking advantage of the Mediterranean’s geographical position to improve Russia’s security, using Russia’s position in...