Russia Building up in Crimea

On August 3, 2019, Posted by , In Europe, By ,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Russia Building up in Crimea

By Marren Haneberg In a “significant” military buildup over the past 18 months, Russia has increased its troops, aircraft, and weapons in Crimea and improved its Soviet bases and S-400 anti-aircraft systems (13). One U.S. official described Defense One’s satellite imagery analysis of the region “a deliberate and systematic buildup…

The Role of Ukraine in Testing the US and NATO

On January 30, 2019, Posted by , In Analysis Reports,Europe,North America, By ,,, , With Comments Off on The Role of Ukraine in Testing the US and NATO

Jeff Bates                                                                                          The conflict in Ukraine is very important to American, NATO, and Russian security. Russia has been testing its limits by annexing Crimea in 2014 and then by participating in the Ukrainian conflict. With sanctions affecting the Russian economy, Russia is using different tools to circumnavigate the sanctions by using China.  With…

Putin’s Intentions in Eastern Ukraine

On June 27, 2014, Posted by , In Brian Preece,Europe, By ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Putin’s Intentions in Eastern Ukraine

Moscow simply will not tolerate a Ukrainian government that is not at least somewhat malleable to Russia’s interests. If Ukraine cooperates with Russia, it is certain that the eastern revolts will fade with time. If Ukraine spites its larger neighbor, the chaos will continue. By feeding the unrest, Moscow manages to keep a hook in Kiev’s mouth, allowing it to pull their victim in whatsoever direction it so chooses.