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05.04.2024 Viktor Goncharov

On 16 March this year, Niger’s military government announced the cancellation of its military cooperation agreement with the United States regarding the status of US Department of Defense personnel and civilians on Nigerian territory. In a statement on national television, Amadou Abdramane, a spokesman for Niger’s military leadership, said the agreement was imposed on Niger in 2012 in violation…

29.02.2024 Nazar Kurbanov

Japan is currently facing a number of serious political and economic challenges, forcing the country’s political-military leadership to respond accordingly. On January 30, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida presented an extensive policy report on the Japanese government’s plans for 2024 at the regular session of the country’s parliament, which meets once a year.  In the foreign policy section, Fumio Kishida outlined the following trunk lines…

22.02.2024 Alexandr Svaranc

The territory of modern Turkey has economic-geographical and military-strategic advantages due to its control over the Black Sea Straits of Bosporus and Dardanelles. Control of the Black Sea Straits has always been strategically important to the great powers in world geopolitics and trade. Great Britain and Russia often clashed over the right to control the Straits. In August 1914, German ships, including the cruiser Goeben and light cruiser Breslau, attacked Russian ports after passing through the Black Sea Straits. This led to the Ottoman Empire joining World War…

06.02.2024 Mikhail Gamandiy-Egorov

South Africa is preparing for retaliatory measures from Western regimes meant to punish one of Africa’s leading powers and a BRICS member for launching an international legal prosecution against the Zionist regime. The South African leadership, however, believes in the country’s ability to resist these Western actions. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has warned…

30.01.2024 Konstantin Asmolov

The author barely completed one digest, when events on the peninsula rapidly developed. The New Year vacations were not much different from work in terms of preparing materials for the New Eastern Outlook. On December 17, mere thirty minutes after launching a short-range missile towards the Sea of Japan, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) released a statement from the military department. The statement claimed that the results of the second meeting of the South Korea-US Nuclear Security Consultative Group constituted an open declaration of nuclear confrontation…

31.12.2023 Alexandr Svaranc

In the first quarter of the 21st century, Turkey has demonstrated a confident and resolute policy aimed at changing its age-old status of a regional state towards a super-regional power and one of the centers of the multipolar world (in particular, the leader of the Turkic world). In principle, the strategy of imperial revanchism has never left the political thinking of the Turkish elite after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire following World War I. Under the leadership of Kemal Atatürk, Turkey was forced to accept the status of a regional state due to its defeat in World War I and the loss of key territories in the Balkans…

30.12.2023 Boris Kushhov

On December 12, 1995, the UN General Assembly adopted resolution No. 50/80 A “On the permanent neutrality of Turkmenistan,” thereby expressing broad approval by the international community of the young republic’s decision on its neutral status. All UN member states, without exception, supported this decision. Following the adoption of the resolution, Turkmenistan became the first country in history to consolidate its neutrality in the UN. Since that moment, December 12 has been a national holiday in Turkmenistan…

25.12.2023 Fernando Gaillardo

Apart from spending enormous sums on the military and weapons for allies, the National Defense Authorization Act extends the surveillance authority that allows the FBI to spy on foreigners and U.S. citizens without a warrant. Before plunging into the intricacies of the US budget policy, I would like to recall the statement made by US President Joe Biden in the fall of 2021 at the UN General Assembly, when he tried to convince the world community that the US infatuation with war had ended. “Going forward, the United States will no longer treat military power as an answer…

07.12.2023 Konstantin Asmolov

On November 1, 2018, the Comprehensive Military Agreement (CMA), which was signed on September 19 in Pyongyang by South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo and North Korean Defense Minister No Kwang Chol entered into force. The document’s full title is Agreement on Reconciliation, Non-Aggression, Exchanges, and Cooperation, known as the “Agreement on the Implementation of the Historic Panmunjom Declaration in the Military Domain” or Comprehensive Military Agreement (CMA). On April 27, the document was adopted…

05.11.2023 Simon Chege Ndiritu

The war unfolding war in the Middle East goes far beyond Israel vs. Hamas and Hezbollah, and also falls 10 or so years after the last Major US’ Intervention, making it a part of Ledeen Doctrine. On 22nd October 2023, the US announced plans to deploy THAAD and Patriot air defense systems, capabilities that exceed Hamas’ and Hezbollah’s threats, suggesting that the US is preparing for another war…

02.11.2023 Mikhail Gamandiy-Egorov

The trend of a number of Western so-called experts is unchanged. And it is based on the fact that without the participation of Western forces, non-Western states, in particular African states, will not be able to cope with security problems. At the same time, as it often happens, they forget to remind about the true causes of those very security problems. And also, at the very least, downplaying or denying the successes shown by the armed forces of a number of African countries in co-operation with non-Western allies. The position of Mali is very interesting…

05.09.2023 Brian Berletic

A series of announcements by the US reflect its large and still growing military presence across Asia-Pacific, particularly in East and Southeast Asia. Together, they reflect a continued and increasingly desperate desire by Washington to encircle and contain China. These announcements include plans for expanding the number of US air bases across the region as part of the US Air Force’s (USAF) new “Agile Combat Employment” (ACE) doctrine. It also includes plans for a “civilian port” in the Batanes islands, less than 200 km from the Chinese island province of Taiwan. Then there were recently announced plans by the US Department of Defense to create drone…