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War Scenario in the Middle East and Beyond: Part III*

THE Battle for the Eurasian Heartland: Who has What? Who will WIN? Let us assume that after Putin’s announcement to the world that Russia now possesses nuclear delivery systems that are impervious to any known US anti-missile defense system, “mutually-assured destruction” or MAD will hold and prevent humanity from self-destruction. But MAD will not prevent […]

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‘Russia Prepares for War, US Prepares a War’ – Diplomat on INF Treaty Withdrawal

By Sputnik News RUSSIAN diplomat Andrei Belousov confirmed Friday that Russia is preparing to defend its territory against any aggression, while the unilateral withdrawal from the INF Treaty by the US signals that Washington is preparing for such aggression. Andrei Belousov, deputy director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Department of Nonproliferation and Arms Control, commented on the US […]

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Duterte’s Pivot: Philippine Warship Visits Russia for First Time Ever

By Prashanth Parameswaran, Russia Insider LAST week, a Philippine Navy vessel begun its first-ever port visit to Russia. While this much-anticipated interaction is just one of several within the broader relationship, the voyage nonetheless deserves attention within the broader trend of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s perceived “pivot” to Russia as part of his wider independent foreign […]

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Duterte rejects ‘imposed friendship’ & questions US reputation as ‘peerless’ arms supplier

By RT DESPITE getting no guarantees that Philippines’ colonial-times ‘friend’ the US would ever supply him with weapons, President Duterte says he’ll meet top US officials, who want to stop him from buying arms from Russia and China. “It’s hard to say we are friends. We are friends but remember we are friends because you […]

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Russia Offers the Philippines Lethal ‘Black Hole’ Submarines With Kalibr Cruise Missiles*

By Russia Insider Could provide its navy with a much needed asymmetric enhancement to its combat capabilities and a deterrent against both China and the US. Amid growing defence ties between Moscow and Manilla, with Russia providing the Southeast Asian state with advanced armaments and even military aid, Filipino Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has reported a […]

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Expert Debunks Hiroshima, Nagasaki Myths on 73rd Anniversary of Atomic Bombings

By Sputnik News ​Kevin Kamps, Radioactive Waste Specialist at the organization Beyond Nuclear, joined Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear Wednesday to discuss the important anniversaries. The Japanese city of Hiroshima marked the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bombing by the US Air Force two days ago. The anniversary for Nagasaki, another Japanese city that also experienced an atomic bombing […]

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Europe Captive… of America*

By Sputnik News/Finian Cunningham, columnist WHILE browbeating European leaders at the NATO summit this week, US President Donald Trump used a rather unfortunate metaphor. He described Germany and Europe as “captive of Russia”. Trump was erroneously referring to the huge and mutually beneficial trade in natural gas between Russia and Europe. He was implying that Germany and the […]

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‘If my plane explodes, ask the CIA’ – Duterte after requesting arms from Russia & China

By RT PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte isn’t ruling out that the US might be very annoyed and consider his decision to procure weapons from China and Russia a threat, after Washington refused to supply Manila with arms. The Philippines has been seeking modern weapons and small arms to step up combat against ISIS-linked Islamists, ever […]