Tagged: Foreign Policy

Russia harbouring Bosnian war criminals?

Russia harbouring Bosnian war criminals?

The Guardian today claims that Russia is sheltering Bosnian war ciminals, including a number suspected of involvement in the Srebrenica massacre, from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. The revelation has come...

Russia and the Kyoto credits market

Russia and the Kyoto credits market

The Kyoto Protocol  comes into force today, 90 days after Russia’s ratification meant that countries making up 55% of global energy are now signed up. A major part of the protocol involves the creation...

Practical Russo-Japanese co-operation

Practical Russo-Japanese co-operation

While there is much hype about the increasingly close relationship between Russia and China, media coverage of Russo-Japanese relations tend to focus almost exclusively on the lack of a post-WW2 peace treaty between the...

Running to stand still

Running to stand still

Window on the Arab World notes that neither Russia nor Syria have been paying attention in history class, and are still stuck in a timewarp of ultra-realist international politics. So instead of recognizing the...

Russia to sell missiles to Syria?

Russia to sell missiles to Syria?

Rumours have been flying in the Russian and Israeli press that Russia is about to sell a batch of SS-26 Iskander-E missiles to Syria.  They’re kind of like SCUDs, only better. Israel is vehemently...

Russia and the Asian Tsunami

Russia and the Asian Tsunami

The number of Russian nationals killed by the Asian Tsunami is relatively low, compared to that of other nations.  So far, I’ve only been able to find figures for casualties in Thailand, which stand...