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The Russian Ambassador who Overreached: Why Russia’s Approach to Belarus Could Change


The situation in Belarus is very fluid, volatile, and critical to European security.  Belarus may also be key to Russia’s re-establishing “a” Soviet Union lookalike.  In the past few years, many of us have foreseen a Russian soft takeover, we have seen an invasion, and we have seen Belarus pressured economically.  Russia, it appears, is… Continue reading The Russian Ambassador who Overreached: Why Russia’s Approach to Belarus Could Change

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Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (82)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Another tumultuous week. Russia’s descent into the abyss continues, as the sorry chronicle of domestic decay depicts. Post Soviet republic updates. Iran is a major topic this week, with the US deploying four Buffs and a CVBG to discourage Iran’s proxies from actioning reported directives to attack,… Continue reading Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (82)

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Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (81)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> The sorry tale of Russia’s descent continues, four especially interesting digests by Prof Goble, and a fascinating report on Chinese immigration to the Lake Baikal region. Has Ukraine also destabilized its friend Kazakhstan? Two most interesting reports on Iran – the reported defection of a senior IRGC… Continue reading Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (81)

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Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (80)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. I especially love this parody piece: Admiral Kuznetsov Converted to Submarine | Russia Without BS </end editorial> Russia’s domestic meltdown continues. Major updates on Iran, Syria, Libya, Africa and Sri Lanka. Putin-Kim fizzled summit, PLA Rocket Forces updates, PLA Navy update, PRC espionage, trade war and Huawei, Belt and… Continue reading Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (80)

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Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (78)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Russia’s internal meltdown continues. Chaos in Belarus. Genuine turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa – Algieria, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Yemen and Iran. IRGC now deemed, as it should have been 40 years ago, a terrorist organisation. Netanyahu wins another term. Erdogan’s AKP crashes and burns… Continue reading Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (78)

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Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (76)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Russia’s descent continues, as does its self-inflicted destabilization along ethnic and class boundaries. Curiously, China does not agree to support Russian games with the Yuan. Kazakhstan renames capital to Nur-Sultan honoring Nazarbayev. Russia seeks a second airbase in Kyrgyzstan. Much on Belarus – Lukashenko praising the EU,… Continue reading Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (76)

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Russian Think Tanks Propose Contingency Plans for Sustaining Russian Influence in Belarus


Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 16 Issue: 29 By: Arseny Sivitsky March 4, 2019 04:20 PM Age: 2 days Belarus’s ongoing drive to cautiously normalize relations with the West has raised concerns from Russian military intelligence, commonly known as the GRU, that Moscow is losing its influence over Minsk (see EDM, February 22). In response, some Russian… Continue reading Russian Think Tanks Propose Contingency Plans for Sustaining Russian Influence in Belarus