Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Muscovy ramps up Su-57E PAK-FA export campaign, no doubt aiming to entice Erdogan into another self-serving executive decision to display his pique, this time over being cast out from the F-35 program. Incoming EC President Dr von der Leyengives Russia the bad news – no more Juncker… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (231)
By Lauren Magarino July 19, 2019 INSTEX lets a handful of countries avoid U.S. penalties and trade with Iran. But right now, it’s only available to EU members. Iran wants to do business. The U.S. is making that difficult. “We are imposing all sanctions that were previously lifted under the nuclear deal. This includes sanctions on… Continue reading Russia Wants To Join The System Skirting U.S. Trade Sanctions On Iran
Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. It looks bad to be in the IRGC right now. Just sayin’. I strongly concur with our anonymous expert. It just feels like “Suicide by Cop“. If the situation was manufactured to elicit a response, Iran knows it cannot survive. The only scenario I can see it both surviving and… Continue reading Iran Escalation (41) – IRGC Hijacks UK Tanker Stena Bulk
Without a shred of evidence, I would say this SCREAMS corruption. “Hello, OCCRP?” </end editorial> Austrian ex-chancellor lands job in Russia 17.07.2019 13:15 Former Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern is set to become a member of the board of directors of the Russian Railways, according to a report. Kern, who was chancellor of Austria from 2016… Continue reading Can You Spell Corruption In Russian?
Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> NATO update. Strategy essays. Russian defense industry in difficulty. Turkey update – cost of suspending Turkish participation in F-35 program is US$500M+. Russian meddling in Europe updates – the Italy case is fascinating as the Italian politicians appear to be blaming Ukraine for Russian sins. Over twenty… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (230)
Teaser: Russia and the separatists it backs in Ukraine’s east are no longer quite on the same page, especially since the Kremlin abandoned ideas of annexing the breakaway republics or recognising their independence. The rift gives the new Ukrainian president an opportunity for outreach to the east’s embattled population, including by relaxing the trade embargo. Related… Continue reading Rebels without a Cause: Russia’s Proxies in Eastern Ukraine
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia summoned a representative of the U.S. embassy in Moscow on Thursday to issue a protest after U.S. officials alleged Russia had refused visas to teachers at an international school in Moscow, the Russian foreign ministry said. The ministry said in a statement it had not denied the visas, but that teachers… Continue reading Russia summons U.S. diplomat in Moscow in protest over visa row