Posts tagged as Cold War

What is the real goal of NATO in the Baltics?

By Lukas Ramonas on Monday, June 29, 2020

U.S. will transfer 2,000 troops and military equipment to Poland. Military infrastructure of NATO continues to be deployed in the Baltic States. The main opponent of the Alliance is Russia. Washington plans to redeploy a new corps headquarters, called V Corps, located at Fort Knox, Kentucky, to Poland. There is also a plan to transfer 30 F-16 fighters of U.S. army from Germany to eastern borders of NATO. Additionally, not…

China urges Lithuania to ‘abandon Cold War mentality’

Thursday, February 6, 2020

The Chinese Embassy in Vilnius on Thursday expressed its strong disagreement with the recent report by Lithuania’s intelligence on threats posed by China. “We urge the Lithuanian intelligence authorities to abandon its Cold War mentality and zero-sum game mindset and achieve mutual security by means of cooperation rather than advocating hostility,” the Chinese Embassy in Lithuania said in a statement sent to BNS. “The Chinese Embassy in Lithuania express strong…

Russia and Cuba rebuild ties that frayed after Cold War

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Over the last year Russia has sent Cuba 1,000 minibuses, 50 locomotives, tens of thousands of tourists and a promise to upgrade the island’s power grid with a multi-million dollar improvement plan. Russian-Cuban trade has more than doubled since 2013, to an expected $500 million this year, mostly in Russian exports to Cuba. And a string of high-ranking Russian officials have visited their former ally in the Caribbean, including Prime…

Russia has a problem in the Baltics

By Lukas Ramonas on Tuesday, October 29, 2019

The President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, signed a letter of intent to withdraw from The Treaty on Open Skies this week, the Wall Street Journal reported citing sources in the White House. Against the backdrop of the recent withdrawal of the United States from The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, the news of the collapse of another security instrument (The Treaty on Open Skies) is alarming. As…

Thousands of troops to take part in largest U.S.-led exercise in Europe since the Cold War

Monday, October 7, 2019

The U.S. Army will deploy a division headquarters, three tank brigades and thousands of other troops to Europe early next year to take part in what will be the largest American-led military exercise on the Continent in 25 years, U.S. European Command said Monday. Defender Europe-20, which will resemble the massive “Reforger” drills held during the Cold War era, will involve 37,000 troops, including about 20,000 American soldiers. Equipment will…

US intermediate-range ballistic missile could be deployed on Guam

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Russia has called on the United States to resume bilateral efforts towards nuclear disarmament and stop fueling speculations about the possibility of a limited nuclear war, as both countries are poised to leave a crucial Cold War-era arms control treaty. Speaking at the Disarmament Conference in Geneva, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned the ongoing row over Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), which has been suspended by both sides, showed…

The Orientalism of Western Russophobia

By Max Parry on Saturday, March 9, 2019

Last year marked the 40th anniversary of the publication of Edward W. Said’s pioneering book, Orientalism, as well as fifteen years since the Palestinian-American intellectual’s passing. To bid farewell to such an important scholar shortly after the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, which Said fiercely criticized until his dying breath before succumbing to leukemia, made an already tremendous loss that much more impactful. His seminal text forever reoriented political discourse by…

Why World War 3 could happen in 2019 – threats from North Korea, Syria and Putin

By Patrick Knox on Thursday, February 28, 2019

RISING tensions around the globe along with spectacular war games and weapons testing have increased fears of a major military conflict breaking out in 2019. Here we look at trouble spots which could be potential World War 3 flash points. Why is 2019 such a dangerous year? Our map shows the flashpoints where there are currently military standoffs which could suddenly turn nasty and bring the major powers into conflict…

US-Russia Cold War missile treaty dead as Europe frets about arms race

Saturday, February 2, 2019

The INF accord, signed by then US president Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, banned ground-launched missiles with a range of 500 to 5,500 kilometres and ended a dangerous build-up of warheads. Berlin: Germany said on Friday that Russia had “de facto invalidated” a landmark Cold War missile reduction treaty which the US is poised to abandon, with Europe anxious at the prospect of a new arms race. A US deadline…