Contents tagged with Cold War

  • Russia’s new military doctrine: preparation for large-scale war

    Russia’s new military doctrine, presented by Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov on 2 March, stipulates that the country must strive to be superior “to any potential enemy”, according to an article by the Russian military analyst and columnist Pavel Felgenhauer for Novaya Gazeta.

    “We must make every effort to ensure our technical, technological and organizational superiority over any potential enemy,” Gerasimov said during a speech at the Academy of Military Science in Moscow.

    The Russian …

  • Lavrov: Russia’s relations with the West are now worse than they were during the Cold War

    The Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergei Lavrov, stated in an interview with BBC that Russia's relations with the West are worse than during the Cold War period.

    "We are losing the last remnants of trust in our western partners who prefer to act on very strange logic… There were channels of communication during the Cold War period. And there was no obsession with Russo phobia, which looks like genocide through sanctions,” Lavrov said, commenting on missile attacks against Syria carried …

  • Russia and the West: a new Cold War?

    Many experts believe that this week’s announcement that Russia will station three new divisions along the western border is one step closer to a new Cold War. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu stated that the strengthening of the country’s western flank is “the most important task” for the Russian army in the coming year. The announcement is a chain in a series of events that is reminiscent of what many hoped would be a bygone era.

    Shoigu’s words come amidst Tallinn's call to create …