The World’s Nuclear Weapons in 2019

Despite an overall decrease in the number of nuclear warheads, all nuclear weapon-possessing states continue to modernize their nuclear arsenals, reads the SIPRI Yearbook 2019, which assesses the current state of armaments, disarmament and international security. At the start of 2019, nine states—the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and... Continue Reading →

Understanding America’s “regime change” strategy in Russia

by Ollie Richardson  In what is a very timely admission taking into account the topic of my last article – 21st century international relations and decision-making, the head of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (Служба внешней разведки Российской Федерации), Sergey Naryshkin, pointed to a low risk method of “hybrid” warfare and named a specific example where it is being... Continue Reading →

India’s “Perestroika” Times

The word “perestroika” (rejigging) is at the core of a recent story, published by the popular media outlet The Indian Express, on India’s foreign policy strategy in relation to its ties with leading world powers . In addition, this newspaper article is worthy of note because its author, C. Raja Mohan, is one of the... Continue Reading →

“White Helmets”, gas attacks, & evil Russians: The new “Call of Duty” video game is CIA propaganda?

We’re in the Middle East, and after a big explosion caused by an aerial bombing, a female child is stuck under all of the rubble, people come to remove the remaining rubble and pull the girl out. Then toxic gas is deployed. Does this description sound familiar? No, it’s not the contents of the latest... Continue Reading →

Russia Sides with Pakistan in South Asia’s Tit-for-Tat Missile Tests

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov staunchly defended Pakistan’s “sovereign right to take care of its security” amidst South Asia’s tit-for-tat missile tests, with this unprecedented statement not only signifying the strength of the Russian-Pakistani Strategic Partnership, but also potentially being a response to the Indian Ambassador to the US’ recent hint that his country will prioritize... Continue Reading →

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