Politics

Prospects for Coperation between Russia and Central Asia

On May 17-18, the II Central Asian Conference "Russia — Central Asia: Cooperation and Development Amid Instability" was held at the Valdai Club. The event was attended by about 40 experts from 10 countries – Russia, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.  Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Andrey Rudenko in…
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New Challenges for Russian CPUs

The UK has included Russian CPU developers MCST and Baikal Electronics in the sanctions lists. The measures involve freezing assets and restricting work with counterparties. In particular, prohibition of the technological services provision and financing, including the grants, loans and contributions to the authorized capital.   This may lead to the suspension of the release…
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Tokyo and Beijing Set Up a Military Hotline

Tokyo and Beijing agree to set up a military hotline creating an emergency communication mechanism to defuse potential crises over disputed islands and the Taiwan Strait, said Japanese officials. [newslist] The Financial Times has reported that the Japanese defence ministry said the governments agreed to set up the link by the end of 2022 during…
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By Sanctioning Turkey, the U.S. is Sanctioning Itself

American President Trump calls Turkish President Erdogan “a friend.” Turkey is a NATO ally since 1952, and the Turkish Armed Forces is the second largest standing military force in NATO, after the United States. Yet, the Trump administration did not spare any effort to pressure and control the expanding military power of Turkey, by playing…
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Turkey’s Future Military Strategy: Notes & Observations

On 12 November 2020, Turkey's Minister of Defence, Hulusi Akar, presented the military budget proposal for the year 2021, to the Plan and Budget Committee of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. Dalia Ziada lays out the main points of Turkey’s Future Military Strategy. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. On November 12th, Turkish Minister…
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U.S. AF to buy Turkey’s F-35 Jets – It is Official Now

The United States Department of Defence has announced, through its daily contract announcements, that U.S. Air Force will officially buy eight F-35 A conventional takeoff and landing jets originally built by Lockheed Martin for Turkey as part of a $862 million contract modification. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. "Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics…
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New Russian Fighter Aircrafts for Indian AF

Indian Air Force (IAF) has submitted a proposal to acquire 33 new Russian fighter aircrafts. The proposal includes 21 MiG-29s and 12 Su-30MKIs, according to Indian media. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. ANI news quoted a government source saying that the IAF has been considering this plan for a while, but the process has…
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Fundamentals of Russia’s Nuclear Deterrence State Policy

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia published yesterday the English text of "Basic Principles of State Policy of the Russian Federation on Nuclear Deterrence."The document was approve on 2 June but was available only in Russian language. This is the first Russia makes public a document in the field of nuclear deterrence. Follow New Defence…
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China Tests Its First Domestic Unmanned Helicopter

China has begun testing its domestically developed unmanned helicopter AR500C. This unmanned helicopter, designed for high-altitude operations, will enable China in the future to use drones to patrol its borders with India. The Chinese state company AVIC (China Aviation Industry Corporation) developed the AR500C drone. The UAV made its first flight at Jiangxi Province. Tests…
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