Russia May Send Troops to Belarus in Case of a Change of Government There - RAND Corporation
In particular, analysts at RAND Corporation predict that Russia will again resort to military intervention to prevent the erosion of its influence in neighboring countries. According to experts, if a government hostile to Moscow's interests comes to power in Belarus or Armenia (as Russia's main regional allies), Russian intervention is quite possible. Despite its relatively small global economic footprint, Russia has engaged in more military interventions than any other U.S. competitor since the end of the Cold War. This is stated in the report “Russia's Military Interventions. Patterns, Drivers, and Signposts”, by the American think tank RAND Corporation.
Finland Remains of Interest to Russia and China - SUPO
Finland is subject to continuous cyber espionage attempts funded by other countries, and no decline in such activity is expected, even in the long term. This is one of the conclusions of the National Security Overview published by the Finnish Security and Intelligence Service (SUPO).
The Jamestown Foundation: Putin's Regime Is in Trouble - and Is Intent on Making Trouble for Neighbors
The elections in Russia are a major step in the ongoing transformation of the Putin regime from populist authoritarianism to a dictatorship that treats any dissent as a security challenge. War-centric propaganda may have diminishing impact on Russians worried about prices and jobs. However, the political classes have internalized the idea that a war with the inherently hostile West is already progressing in a variety of “hybrid” encounters and local conflicts. Putin’s regime is in trouble - and is intent on making trouble for neighbors.
Moscow Has Its Own Humiliating History in Afghanistan - the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Russia has been eyeing the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan with schadenfreude. But the Kremlin does not relish the prospect of an unstable Afghanistan. Paul Stronski, a senior researcher at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, wrote about this in his article “Forget Schadenfreude. What Does the Kremlin Really Think About Afghanistan?”
Russia's Most Important Strategy Is Intimidation - CSIS
Russia has not taken any concrete steps to develop the principles of responsible and ethical use of new and breakthrough technologies (EDTs) in the military sector. This is stated in the article of the American Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) “Russia and the Technological Race in an Era of Great Power Competition”, published in the CSIS educational program “Understanding the Russian Military Today”.
Moscow Is Using Zapad 2021 Military Exercise to Put Pressure on Belarus - RAND Corporation
Forty years ago, Russia used large-scale military exercises to intimidate Poland's communist leaders - they had to crack down on protesters, many of whom associated with the independent trade union Solidarity. A similar Russian exercise now could be aimed in part at pressuring Belarus. William Courtney, a senior researcher at the American think tank RAND Corporation, wrote about this in his blog.
Happy Day of Military Intelligence of Ukraine!
Hardened by war, always one step ahead of others, on the front lines of our state's defense, military intelligence officers know the price of freedom and are ready to lay down their own lives for the lives of many.
World War II Ended 76 Years Ago
For Ukraine, World War II also began in 1939 and turned into a real national tragedy, killing about 10 million Ukrainians - those killed on the battlefields, in concentration camps, from bombing, starvation or punitive actions.
Serving the Motherland… In Memory of the Head of the Foreign Intelligence Vyacheslav Abramov
Today, August 29, at the age of 73, Major General ABRAMOV Vyacheslav Volodymyrovych, a Ukrainian statesman, military serviceman, and Head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Security Service of Ukraine, passed away.
Foreign Intelligence Officers Raised the State Flag of Ukraine in Honour of the Holiday
Born in ancient times of Kyivan Rus and Cossacks, through the turbulent years of liberation struggle for independent Ukraine, harassed by the Soviets and glorified in the battles for the restoration of modern independent Ukraine in the fight against Russian aggression, let the blue and yellow flag waves in every corner of peaceful Ukraine as a symbol of freedom and independence, honor and dignity, freedom and faith in a happy Ukrainian state. Happy National Flag Day of Ukraine!