Tagged: US-Russia relations

How to build a bridge across the Bering Strait

How to build a bridge across the Bering Strait

A few months ago, news broke (yet again) that Russia planned to build a tunnel under the Bering Strait from Siberia to Alaska. Well, it looks like a tunnel isn’t the only option on...

Russian Tu-95 bombers intercepted over Guam

Russian Tu-95 bombers intercepted over Guam

Wow – Russia really is starting to strut its military stuff on the world stage again. Two Tu-95 bombers flew to the US island of Guam in the Pacific Ocean, paying a surprise visit...

Discussion: A New Cold War?

Discussion: A New Cold War?

“A New Cold War” is the latest International Affairs Forum debate.  “With talk of a new Cold War, and Russian President Vladimir Putin floating the possibility of aiming nuclear weapons at targets in Europe,...

Henry Kissinger in talks with Putin

Last week Henry Kissinger led a delegation of US political big-hitters on an extremely low-profile mission to Russia. Kissinger and his team met with Vladimir Putin and an equally matched Russian delegation – led by former...

Russian Foreign Minister pulls Foreign Affairs article

Russian Foreign Minister pulls Foreign Affairs article

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has decided to pull an article from the next issue of the US-published Foreign Affairs journal. “As a result of the excruciating and sluggish exchanges with the editors, the...

CNN takes fake $100 bill story, and runs with it

CNN takes fake $100 bill story, and runs with it

Remember the story I posted a couple of weeks ago, about a member of Putin’s advance party to Kennebunkport trying to buy whisky with a fake $100 bill? Well, it’s hit the mainstream –...

Allofmp3 dies, and is reborn

The Russian government has finally bitten the bullet, decided it wants to be in the World Trade Organisation more than it wants to be seen as a haven of music piracy, and closed Allofmp3.com....

A map of the Russia-US anti-missile dispute

This beautiful map from Kommersant graphically demonstrates why Russia is concerned about the proposed US anti-missile system in Poland and the Czech republic. If the US plan goes ahead as expected, high powered radars...

Putin offers to work on joint missile shield

Putin offers to work on joint missile shield

So, after spending the past few weeks ratcheting up the pressure, Putin has made an about turn and offered to work on a ‘joint’ missile shield with the United States. Details of exactly how...