Category Europe

China’s Plan For The Arctic – And A Shipping Center To Rival Singapore

http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/ business/article/2046117/ chinas-plan-arctic-and- shipping-centre-rival- singapore CHINA’S PLAN FOR THE ARCTIC – AND A SHIPPING CENTRE TO RIVAL SINGAPORE Beijing may be playing it cool, but it sees its current role in the contested High North as just the tip of the iceberg BY RYAN KILPATRICK 15 NOV 2016 / UPDATED ON 16 NOV 2016 · Chinese expendition team […]

Russia Launches ICBM at INF Range, But It’s No INF Violation

Comment from a follower:  “Whether or not the specific launch is a violation of New START is beside the point; Russia could accumulate a stock of “ICBMs” and employ them at intermediate ranges during a security crisis in Europe, East Asia, or the Middle East.  Because of US compliance with the INF Treaty we would […]

A Russian Ghost Submarine, Its U.S. Pursuers And A Deadly New Cold War

The comments below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, www.fortunascorner.com David Maxwell Comment:  Dust off the Hunt for Red October (one of my favorite books by the way).   David Maxwell:  I received the below comments from  Professor Tom McNaugher when he flagged […]

Arctic Link Reveals The Full Scope & Strategic Significance Of China’s Belt And Road Ambitions

Comment below is from one of my followers.  And, Beijing is also building an ‘unhackable’ encrypted communications in space.  RCP RC:   “The strategic significance of the Chinese One-Belt-One-Road concept is almost entirely ignored by the DoD/USG.  At the 19th CPC Congress last week, the Chinese formalized the incorporation of the Arctic region in their OBOR concept […]

‘There Will Never Be Another:’  Leonardo da Vinci – ‘Inventor, Painter, Polymath’ — And One Of Humankind’s Most Creative, Imaginative, And Innovative Who Has Ever Walked This Earth

‘There Will Never Be Another:’  Leonardo da Vinci – ‘Inventor, Painter, Polymath’ — And One Of Humankind’s Most Creative, Imaginative, And Innovative Who Has Ever Walked This Earth   http://www.fortunascorner.com      I was at my local Costco today and picked up a copy of Walter Isaacson’s newest book, “Leonardo da Vinci,” a biography of one of humankind’s […]

Russia May Send More Iskander Missiles To Kaliningrad

https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-reported-may-send-iskander-missiles-kanliningrad-us-armored-divisions-poland/28790998.html?ltflags=mailer Russia May Send More Iskander Missiles To Kaliningrad Last Updated: October 13, 2017 10:27 GMT ·        RFE/RL A Russian tactical missile Iskander-M fired during the Zapad-2017 military exercises last month Russia may send more of its most advanced missiles to its Kaliningrad region in response to U.S. military deployments on NATO’s eastern flank, a prominent […]

Russian Nuclear Firm Under FBI Investigation Was Allowed To Purchase U.S. Uranium Supply

Russian nuclear firm under FBI investigation was allowed to purchase U.S. uranium supply By Sara A. Carter 0 19 Minutes Ago Fifteen months before the 13 members of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, known as CFIUS, approved the sale of the Canadian company Uranium One to Russia’s nuclear arm giant Rosatom, the […]

The Secret Of Churchill’s Darkest Hour: An American General In London

The Secret Of Churchill’s Darkest Hour: An American General In London By Clive Irving, www.thedailybeast.com View Original October 14th, 2017 LONDON—In the 19 months between Winston Churchill becoming prime minister and Pearl Harbor, fascism came as close as it ever would to world domination. We are being newly awakened—in a timely way—to those months of peril not […]

Shaping Eurasia’s Future: Unintended Consequences of Abrogating Iran’s Nuclear Deal

——————————————————– https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/nuclear-deal-abrogation-consequences/ Shaping Eurasia’s Future: Unintended Consequences of Abrogating Iran’s Nuclear Deal By Dr. James M. DorseyOctober 13, 2017 FacebookTwitterPrintEmailMore43 Iranian flags in Behesht-e Zahra, Tehran, Iran, image via Flickr CC BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 613, October 13, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: US President Donald J. Trump’s targeting of the two-year-old agreement curtailing Iran’s ability to produce […]

NATO Becomes Complacent At Its Own Peril

NATO Becomes Complacent At Its Own Peril By Brian Hayes, georgetownsecuritystudiesreview.org View Original October 12th, 2017 GSSR Europe, International Security, Military & Defense, Nuclear and Unconventional Weapons, The Forum 0 NATO Becomes Complacent at Its Own Peril Photo Credit: Defence Procurement International Zapad, a joint Russian-Belarusian military exercise, concluded without incident on September 20th.[i] The worst fears of NATO national security professionals—that Russia would […]