Category Archives: Expert opinion

Influences on Grand Strategy

Grand Strategy is “the direction and use made of any or all among the total assets of a security community in support of its policy goals as decided by politics”.[1] It is the “calculated relationship of means to large ends”[2] and is therefore the art of statecraft in its most intrinsic nature. Grand Strategy is…
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‘Khabarovsk’ Submarine Could Redefine Underwater Warfare

In a move that harks back to the Cold War, the Russian Navy is quietly developing a whole new category of submarines. And their unique capabilities could influence the nature of undersea warfare. The first of the new type, Khabarovsk, is expected to be launched this month. In my view, this is likely to be the…
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Canadian Experts Concerned Over Russia’s Arctic Exercise

At a high altitude, Russian paratroopers tumble from the belly of a giant transport plane into a sky of cotton clouds and then proceed to fight a three-day mock battle in a winter wasteland. The recent exercise on Franz Josef Land, a Russian archipelago of largely uninhabited islands in the High Arctic, has set the defence…
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N.Korea Nears Completing Ballistic Missile Support Facility

Based on satellite imagery, US expert Joseph Bermudez, published a report concluding that a new facility, related to North Korea’s expanding ballistic missile program, is nearing completion near Pyongyang International Airport. According to this report, since 2016 North Korea has undertaken the construction of a uniquely configured facility on the southwest corner of Pyongyang International…
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Keeping Peace in the Nuclear Age

Why Washington and Moscow Must Extend the New START Treaty Ten years ago, the United States and Russia signed the New START treaty—a nuclear arms control agreement that we, as the heads of our governments’ respective delegations, helped negotiate. Since then, New START has played a central role in keeping the peace and preventing a dangerous arms…
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An Overview of Russia-Algeria Military Cooperation

SIPRI's latest report on trends in international arms transfers in 2019 states that Algeria was the third on the list Russia's top arms clients between 2015-2019. The North African country is only the second after Egypt in military power in Africa. In 2015–19 Russia delivered major arms to 47 states. A total of 55 per…
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Iran’s missile shield

Developing own missile capabilities has been the main priority over many years as part of Iranian defense strategy aimed at containing the USA and its regional allies. Sanctions of the UN Security Council remaining in force against Iran until autumn 2020 and banning supplies of many ordinary armaments including combat airplanes and helicopters have finally…
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Russia Has Made China’s Air Force Stronger Than Ever

Unquestionably, China and Russia stand at an interesting inflection point with respect to their military-industrial relationship. For decades, the flow of expertise and equipment generally went in one direction. Can a more equitable arrangement be found? Chinese air power these days is something to behold. In the course of just about thirty years, Beijing’s aerial…
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Aviation. MTC Between Russian And Algeria

Algerian Air Force has a pressing need for upgrading its aircraft in service. After almost a fifteen-years embargo (1990–2005) Algerian AF has started an extensive modernization program. This process was initiated after an official visit of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin to Algeria in 2007 and conversion of Algerian debt to the Russian Federation…
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Changing political landscape

Alexandra Grigorenko, Editor-in-Chief “New Defence order. Strategy” Journal Changing political landscape Political patterns change rapidly. Contents and forms, motivation and methods are changing. It is impossible not to recognize this, just as it is impossible not to reflect on the future. “The liberal idea has become obsolete. It has come into conflict with the interests…
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