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Russian & Soviet Fleets, 25 Years Apart. CIMSEC content is and will always be free, consider donating!

Russian & Soviet Fleets, 25 Years Apart

Russia Resurgent Topic Week By Louis Martin-Vézian In 2 parts: Louis Martin-Vézian is the co-president of the French chapter at CIMSEC.org, and the founder of CIGeography, where he post his maps and infographics on various security and defense topics. Turkish-Russian Tensions Put Central Asia In A Tough Spot. Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane on November 24 has put most of the Central Asian states in an extremely awkward position.

Turkish-Russian Tensions Put Central Asia In A Tough Spot

No one in Central Asia wants trouble with Russia, the former colonial master, but at the same time the Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, Turkmen, and Uzbeks are Turkic peoples and in the nearly 25 years since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Ankara has played on cultural and linguistic affinities to successfully develop relations with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry on November 25 released a statement on the downing of the Russian Su-24 by Turkey, calling it a "tragic incident" that was "regrettable.

" A Brief Guide to the Syrian Civil War. Updated on November 15, 2015 In what French President Francois Hollande called “an act of war” against his country, on November 13 several attackers staged a complex assault involving shootings and suicide bombings in Paris that left 129 people dead.

A Brief Guide to the Syrian Civil War

ISIS has claimed responsibility, citing France’s participation in the “crusader campaign” against the group. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was unsympathetic, blaming French policy toward his country: “We said, don’t take what is happening in Syria lightly. Unfortunately, European officials did not listen.” France is one of 65 members of the U.S. Russia Resurgent Week: The Conclusion. CIMSEC content is and will always be free, consider donating!

Russia Resurgent Week: The Conclusion

By Matt McLaughlin The Russia Resurgent Topic Week took a big-picture viewpoint of Russia and its strategic choices – and that was perhaps a fortunate approach. With ongoing developments every day with Russian activities in Syria, anything more time-sensitive would have been quickly rendered moot by events. These events are instructive, though, in the sense that shootdowns and other Russia-NATO incidents are far from unprecedented – it is not difficult to argue that the East-West relationship is simply returning to form.

Is Russia’s Maritime Strategy Adrift? Evidently, the RFN has even grander designs: a squadron of what would effectively be nuclear powered battlecruisers.

Is Russia’s Maritime Strategy Adrift?

Consider the notional future Russian Federation Navy (RFN). Their fleet, once outnumbering the U.S. Navy 3.5:1, now spends most of its time in port. 2 Russia’s major shipyards are now going full tilt, building frigates and nuclear powered — and armed — submarines. Evidently, the RFN has even grander designs: a squadron of what would effectively be nuclear powered battlecruisers. Dubbed the Lider class, these warships would feature the nuclear power and armament capacity of the massive Soviet-era Kirov battlecruisers. Given the grandiose design of the ship, it is worth examining whether the Russian military intends for it to ever exist at all or if it is nothing but a propaganda piece.

Building these battlecruisers will almost certainly devour the vast majority of Russia’s shipbuilding budget and capacity. The Russian military is at a conventional disadvantage against NATO. The Russian Navy: Strategies and Missions of a Force in Transition. CIMSEC content is and will always be free, consider donating!

The Russian Navy: Strategies and Missions of a Force in Transition

Russia Resurgent Topic Week By Michael Kofman On October 7th, Russia’s Caspian Flotilla launched land attack cruise missiles into Syria, bringing into relief the steady modernization of the Russian Navy (RFN), and its recently added strike capabilities. Dominating the Caspian is not a difficult challenge for the Russian flotilla of Gepard-class frigates and Buyan-M corvettes, but the ability to launch cruise missiles at targets in Europe or the Middle East potentially over two thousand kilometers away is emblematic of the future Russian Navy.

An Error Occurred Setting Your User Cookie. Fact - An Editors' Choice Collection. We are delighted to introduce ‘Fact – An Editors’ Choice Article Collection’.

Fact - An Editors' Choice Collection

This collection of papers has been selected by some of our distinguished journal editors, to showcase influential research from the Routledge Central Asian, Russian, and Eastern European Studies journal portfolio, and beyond. By bringing you this research we hope to provide new perspectives surrounding the theme of ‘Fact’. Discover our editors’ recommendations for essential reading on ‘Fact’ from some of the most groundbreaking articles published in our journals. Scroll down to start exploring these FREE access influential articles today! Canadian Slavonic Papers/ Revue Canadienne des Slavistes Editor: Heather J. As an interdisciplinary journal devoted to Central and Eastern Europe, Canadian Slavonic Papers/Revue canadienne des slavistes has published numerous articles in recent years concerning history and memory wars within and between the countries of our region.

Caucasus Survey Central Asian Survey. Defence & Security Intelligence & Analysis. A Brief Guide to the Syrian Civil War. Thomas Gomart 1/2 : "Aux yeux de Moscou, la Turquie est l'un des soutiens de Daech" Depuis l'incident survenu mardi à la frontière entre la Syrie et la Turquie, lorsqu'un avion de chasse russe a été abattu par un missile lancé par un F16 turc, la tension entre Poutine et Erdogan est palpable à chacune de leurs apparitions publiques.

Thomas Gomart 1/2 : "Aux yeux de Moscou, la Turquie est l'un des soutiens de Daech"

@ThomasGomart @Ifri_ : "Aux yeux de #Moscou, la #Turquie est l'un des soutiens de #Daech" Thomas Gomart 1/2 : "Aux yeux de Moscou, la Turquie est l'un des soutiens de Daech" Depuis l'incident survenu mardi à la frontière entre la Syrie et la Turquie, lorsqu'un avion de chasse russe a été abattu par un missile lancé par un F16 turc, la tension entre Poutine et Erdogan est palpable à chacune de leurs apparitions publiques.

Thomas Gomart 1/2 : "Aux yeux de Moscou, la Turquie est l'un des soutiens de Daech"

Toutes les photos du #SMSI10 organisé par @afnic et @IFRI_ le 23/11 #WSIS #Afnic.