November 2019 will mark the 30th anniversary of the official opening of the Berlin Wall by the East German and East Berlin government in 1989. That year witnessed world-shaking transformations taking place across the communist world.
Bring it on, says Russia’s central bank. They are ready for it. In fact, Russia’s entire economy since sanctions against it began in 2014 has been based on worst-case scenarios.
When the United States enacted a series of sanctions in retaliation for Russia's alleged interference in American elections, the goal was to punish an adversary, not to penalize friends.
Putin reiterated Russia’s position that the Iranian nuclear deal made by former president Barack Obama is “of paramount importance for ensuring international stability and security."
Democrats want a much tougher stance on Russia, while Republican Trump has been soft on Putin. As a result, we are left with partisan bickering.
"Putin's statement makes it clear we are in a new arms race that will put us under the terror of a new Cold War, in constant fear of death at any instant."
Russia has developed nuclear weapons that can avoid missile defense systems and plans to bolster its arsenal with nuclear-powered cruise missiles capable of hitting any point in the world.
It was only two months ago that Russian President Vladimir Putin paid a surprise visit to Syria. His goal was to declare victory over the various forces that have sought to unseat the regime of Bashir al-Assad.
President Vladimir Putin praised Russian soldiers Thursday for their actions in Syria, saying the Russian campaign there has demonstrated the might of the nation's revamped military to the world.