Monthly Archive: April 2004

Russia in Afghanistan

Russia in Afghanistan

The US Central Command (CentCom) has a webpage up detailing “international contributions to the war on terror” by the members of the coalition against terror. Here’s some of what they have to say about...

Abu Walid (aka al-Ghamdi)

Abu Walid (aka al-Ghamdi)

Dan Darling over at Winds of Change has written a special analysis of the life and times of Abu Walid, the Chechen terrorist who was killed earlier this week. Here’s the bottom line: As...

Al-Ghamdi killed in Chechnya

Al-Ghamdi killed in Chechnya

News is coming out that Abdul Aziz al-Ghamdi (also know as Abul Walid), the Saudi leader of the International Islamic Peacekeeping Brigade in Chechnya has been killed. He was thought to be behind many...

NATO in the Baltics

NATO in the Baltics

The Times has an excellent article today about the NATO expansion into the Baltics that gives a really good insight into why Russia isn’t happy. Moscow¬ís hawkish position is partly based on practical military...

Red Mars

Red Mars

Today is Cosmonaut Day in Russia. Which probably explains the spate of space-themed news articles coming out of Russia this weekend. First up is the attempt by one enterprising company, Aerospace Systems, to re-ignite...

More on Khodorkovsky

More on Khodorkovsky

Looks like Mikhail Khodorkovsky upset the prison authorities for writing his recent letter: Crisis of Liberalism in Russia. All mail going in and out of Russian jails is supposed to be read and censored...

NATO expansion

NATO expansion

There was a big ceremony in Brussels today to mark the latest phase of NATO’s eastward expansion. Lots of flags being raised and much excitement, I’m sure. But not in Russia. Although it doesn’t...