Search: Arms,Russia (18 materials)


The Turkish Gambit

... current situation in Turkey’s defence procurement has its roots in the peculiar politics of Recep Erdogan, where the purchase of Russia’s S-400 “Triumf” air defence missile systems came to be a turning point. Ironically, as far as we can tell, it accidentally ... ... national military-industrial complex, increasingly striving to provide itself with domestically-produced weapons, including hi-tech arms. There remain major “gaps,” however, particularly in the most sophisticated and expensive areas, which is almost indecent ...


The Importance of Ending the Arms Embargo: What Is Iran's Plan?

... allies' position in the region. Ruslan Mamedov: Russia’s Position on the US–Iran Confrontation. Watching from the Sidelines Naturally, Iran needs international political and arms support to achieve these goals and thwart US efforts to extend the arms embargo. Russia and China are two powers that Iran is counting on, and it will not be easy for the US to take on these two countries together with Iran. Meanwhile, for various reasons, Russia can be more helpful for Iran than any other country. Firstly, politically,...


Trading the Iron Curtain for Iron Shackles: Russian and the U.S. National Security Strategies

... otherwise taken focus from an informative debriefing of the Russian Federation’s main defense hierarchy. Additionally, there is a discussion concerning the core military capabilities possessed by the current Russian state. The report takes care to mention Russian involvement in multilateral arms reduction treaties, somewhat contradicting the accusatory tone that followed the statement criticizing Russia’s refusal to adhere to “no-first-strike” agreements earlier in the report. The Russia-U.S. “New START” (New Strategic Arms Reduction ...


The Iskanders in Armenia: Restoration of a Balance or a New Round of the Arms Race?

... case. Sergey Markedonov: Vladimir Putin Meets with Serzh Sargsyan: Moscow Supports a Compromise After the April events even Armenia’s president Serzh Sargsyan, known for his cautiousness in public pronouncements, raised the issue of the Russian arms supplies at a meeting with Russia’s PM Dmitry Medvedev. No matter when exactly the Iskanders arrived to Armenia, the fact that Yerevan has them at all helps maintain a balance between the two sides of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Recent years ...


Is Korean War Possible?

... Russian government’s response in case of a second Korean war is unclear. Currently, a series of agreements in terms of the military have been signed, yet the military cooperation agreement of December 10, 2014 remains merely a drafted project. The Russian government’s response in case of a second Korean war is unclear. China : today, China is North Korea’s most certain ally. 4 Chinese armies (3 combined-arms armies and 1 tank army) totaling about 250,000 soldiers are deployed in the border region ready to come to North Korea’s aid. Beijing is not at all happy at the prospect of finding at its borders a powerful united Korea and THAAD systems capable ...


Can US-Vietnam Reconciliation Hurt Russia's Ties with Hanoi?

... China back, leaving Beijing reluctant to threaten its ties with Moscow. At least this was true when the U.S. arms embargo was in place. So will this change? Not immediately, that is for sure. Arms procurement strategies do not change overnight, and with Russia’s dominant position on the Vietnamese arms market, it is likely to remain the leader over the coming decade. The U.S. may occupy certain niches, especially high-tech, like maritime surveillance, or perhaps coast guard ships and transport airplanes. But Russia will remain the key seller of ...


The Four-Day War: the Status Quo Has Become Dangerously Explosive

... devaluations of the Azerbaijani currency in 2015. The Russian-Turkish crisis and the ongoing tension in the relations between Russia and the West had also formed a tense geopolitical background for the South Caucasus region and created favorable conditions ... ... from Yerevan The Azerbaijani army continues to face serious command and control problems when coordinating actions of combined arms, tank, missile and artillery units. I It can be assumed that Baku arrived at the political decision to launch a large-scale ...


Battle for the Andes

... more, the economic dependence of Latin American countries on China, which will only continue to grow in the coming years, will have a noticeable impact. By providing loans to poorer countries, China opens up new niches for itself on the Latin American arms markets. Russia is trying to make greater use of offsetting transactions and looks for opportunities to finance projects that are of interest to the countries in the region. However, these efforts have not always proved successful. In addition to this, non-economic ...


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