Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius. Photo Ludo Segers

Minister Linas Linkevičius: NATO should stop feeding the Russian troll

NATO-Russian relations are where they are, at historic lows, because of what Moscow does, not because of how Western nations react to it, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius argues in an op-ed piece for Politico. Russia needs to prove it deserves to be spoken to, while holding meetings for the sake of meetings will be counter-productive. […]

The Sukhoi PAK FA T-50

Trouble with the development of Russia’s next-generation stealth fighter

While Russian commentators may have been happy to watch the U.S. F-35 stealth fighter development project go over-time and over-budget, Russia has been discovering just how difficult the development of a stealth fighter can be with its Sukhoi PAK FA T-50 project. […]


Opinion: Kaliningrad – Kremlin‘s joker in geopolitical poker game with West

The Kremlin‘s propaganda rarely shocks anymore and hardly registers as news with most people but some of it deserves attention because when a specific propaganda message is repeated over and over, it is done in an attempt to embed it in our minds as being the uncontestable truth. In the case of Kaliningrad, it has to be feared that the Kremlin‘s efforts are an attempt to incite war between the West and Russia. […]

Vladimir Putin
Foreign affairs

Putin admits to deploying Russian military specialists in Ukraine

Russian president Vladimir Putin has repeatedly denied the presence of Russian troops in Ukraine, but that changed today at a nationally televised press conference in Moscow where Putin confirmed that Russian military specialists had been sent to support Crimean separatists. […]