During the recent meeting between Vietnamese Defense Minister Ngo Xuan Lich and his US counterpart James Mattis, the two defense leaders agreed to deepen mutual military cooperation. Speaking to Sputnik Grigory Lokshin explained what lies at the heart of US-Vietnamese rapprochement.
The Russian Navy guided missile cruiser Varyag arrived at Cam Ranh Bay in south-central Vietnam on Thursday for a goodwill visit.
The cruiser, captained by Lieutenant Colonel Alexey Yurevich Ulyanenko and manned by a crew of 642 naval men, is being escorted by the medium-sized sea tanker Pechanga and the rescue tugboat Fotiy Krylov.
The ships are scheduled to visit Vietnam for five days, during which naval officers will participate in activities to solidify collaborative efforts in defense and maritime security between the two strategic partners. Tiếp tục đọc →
Leading scholar on US-Russia relations addresses the claim being trumpeted by politicians and media on both sides of the political spectrum that Russia is now the “number one” threat to the United States. Given the proxy wars in Syria and Ukraine, Dr. Cohen tells host Abby Martin that the real alarming danger today is “a new, multi-front Cuban missile crisis.”
Dr. Stephen Cohen is Professor Emeritus at Princeton University and New York University where he taught Russian Studies. He has been a noted author and commentator on US-Russia policy for decades.
President Rodrigo Duterte returns the salute of a military officer (not pictured) as he leads the death anniversary celebration of Filipino national hero Dr Jose Rizal in Manila, Philippines December 30, 2016. REUTERS/Czar Dancel/Files
MANILA: President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday that he hoped Moscow, a rival of the Philippine’s traditional ally the United States, would become his country’s ally and protector as he toured one of the two Russian warships on a four-day visit to Manila.
Duterte’s remarks came a day after Russia’s ambassador said his country was ready to supply the Philippines with sophisticated weapons and aims to become its close friend. Tiếp tục đọc →
In a year-end speech to his top military officers on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin threw down the gauntlet, declaring that the Russian military, emboldened by recent adventures in Syria and Ukraine, is ready to defeat any country that dares challenge it. “We can say with certainty: we are stronger now than any potential aggressor,” he proclaimed. “Anyone.”
He also made a pitch for bigger and badder nuclear weapons. Putin said Moscow must “strengthen the military potential of strategic nuclear forces, especially with missile complexes that can reliably penetrate any existing and prospective missile defence systems.” Tiếp tục đọc →
Sau một thời gian dài không muốn làm “mất mặt” đồng minh Mỹ, Nhật Bản tham gia vào các biện pháp trừng phạt Nga. Nhưng khi liên minh chống Nga tan rã thì cũng là lúc mối quan hệ Nga-Nhật trở lại đúng bản chất với hai mâu thuẫn lớn, đó là hiệp ước hòa bình và tranh chấp lãnh thổ.
Thủ tướng Nhật Shinzo Abe gặp Tổng thống Nga Putin tại Diễn đàn Kinh tế phương Đông ở Vladivostok, tháng 9-2016.
WASHINGTON — When Special Agent Adrian Hawkins of the Federal Bureau of Investigation called the Democratic National Committee in September 2015 to pass along some troubling news about its computer network, he was transferred, naturally, to the help desk.
The high economic potential of Asia Pacific region makes it a key area for the Russian transport strategy, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, addressing the participants of a ministerial conference on transport endorsed by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The president added that conference’s agenda included a number of important issues, such as introduction of new materials and technologies, expansion of transport networks and improvement of the legislation that governs international logistics.
After enduring three years of a foundering economy and feuds with the West, things may be looking up for Russia. The Brexit vote in June exposed the deep discord in the European Union, giving Moscow a glimmer of hope that dissenting member states might break the bloc’s consensus on its sanctions against Russia in a future vote on their renewal. Though EU members decided unanimously in July to extend the measures, upcoming elections on the Continent could undermine the bloc’s unity. In the United States, meanwhile, Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election has opened a potential path to warmer relations between the United States and Russia, and perhaps even an end to Washington’s sanctions on Moscow. The turning political tides in Brussels and Washington could give the Kremlin the leeway to increase its influence in the former Soviet Union, leading the countries in Russia’s periphery to re-evaluate their foreign policy positions. Tiếp tục đọc →
“If you do not leave these areas urgently, you will be annihilated. … You know that everyone has given up on you. They left you alone to face your doom, and nobody will give you any help.”
These chilling words come from leaflets dropped over the besieged area of Aleppo by Syrian and Russian aircraft, before the final bloody assault on the city. And during the last few days, they have rung truer than anyone in Aleppo, or anywhere else, had dared to imagine. Tiếp tục đọc →
A woman walks past a billboard featuring an image of an island in South China Sea on display with Chinese words that read: “South China Sea, our beautiful motherland, we won’t let go an inch” in Weifang in east China’s Shandong province. (Chinatopix via AP/-)
Bài dịch dưới đây là một Chương trong quyển sách nhan đề Bá Chủ: Kế Hoạch Của Trung Quốc Để Thống Trị Á Châu và Thế Giới, xuất bản năm 2000, và được Dân Biểu Quốc Hội Hoa Kỳ Dana Rohrabacher đánh giá là “có giá trị hơn cả các sự thuyết trình của Cơ Quan Tình Báo Trung Ương (CIA)”. Tiếp tục đọc →
TTCT – Trong các cuộc bầu cử dân chủ, cử tri nói chung quan tâm nhiều tới các vấn đề đối nội hơn là đối ngoại. Nếu có để ý thì cũng rất chung chung, vì chính sách đối ngoại quá rắc rối trong khi họ lo nghĩ nhiều hơn những chuyện “cơm áo gạo tiền” trước mắt.
Ông Donald Trump và bà Hillary Clinton bắt tay tại cuộc tranh luận ở Đại học Washington ngày 9-10-2016 tại St Louis, Missouri -AP