Russia, China Poised to Forge Alliance

Russia, China Poised to Forge Alliance

The Chinese Communist Party newspaper Global Times has disclosed, citing high-level “source”, that Beijing had no intentions to invite US and Western politicians to the 2022 Winter Olympics on February 4-20. This followed the US President Joe Biden’s innuendo that he’s considering a diplomatic  boycott of the Games.  The White House apparently sensed that Biden…

Russia is Primed for a Persian Gulf Security ‘Makeover’

Russia is Primed for a Persian Gulf Security ‘Makeover’

It’s impossible to understand the resumption of the JCPOA nuclear talks in Vienna without considering the serious inner turbulence of the Biden administration. Everyone and his neighbor are aware of Tehran’s straightforward expectations: all sanctions – no exceptions – must be removed in a verifiable manner. Only then will the Islamic Republic reverse what it…

Chinese-Russian Relations Are the Model for Inter-State Interaction

Chinese-Russian Relations Are the Model for Inter-State Interaction

The state of their bilateral relations is now indeed a model of effective inter-state interaction in the 21st century exactly as President Putin described them. They trust one another, treat each other as equals, and prioritize political solutions over saber-rattling and rumor-mongering. This is the exact opposite of the US’ relations with the rest of…

President Putin’s Foreign Policy Briefing Reaffirms Russia’s Pragmatic Vision

President Putin’s Foreign Policy Briefing Reaffirms Russia’s Pragmatic Vision

The present analysis will review the highlights of his speech and subsequently interpret their strategic significance for the wider audience. It’ll then conclude with some general observations gleaned from the preceding insight. Russian President Vladimir Putin briefed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) last week during an expanded meeting with the Foreign Ministry Board that…

What’s Former Kremlin Grey Cardinal Surkov’s Prediction for the Future?

What’s Former Kremlin Grey Cardinal Surkov’s Prediction for the Future?

The present analysis will summarize his thoughts and then offer the author’s interpretation thereof as well as his own prediction. Summarizing Surkov Vladislav Surkov, the man who served under President Putin in one capacity or another from 1999-2020 and was referred to by observers at home and abroad as the Kremlin’s “grey cardinal”, published an…

Chaos in Eastern Europe Doesn’t Serve Putin’s Interests Unlike What CNN Claims

Chaos in Eastern Europe Doesn’t Serve Putin’s Interests Unlike What CNN Claims

CNN is completely wrong to claim that ‘chaos in eastern Europe is never bad news for Vladimir Putin’. CNN published a piece on Tuesday titled, “Why chaos in eastern Europe is never bad news for Vladimir Putin”. It puts forth a conspiratorial interpretation of recent events there claiming that the Russian leader is exploiting the…