Spetsnaz, Fleet and Nuclear Forces: Russia’s Intense Military Drills

Spetsnaz, Fleet and Nuclear Forces: Russia’s Intense Military Drills

Since October, a lot of military drills have been carried out at Russia’s training grounds: the Russians have conducted largest nuclear drills; some time earlier, they have performed joint Russian-Belarusian special forces manoeuvres while Russia’s Southern Military District had held its most important military exercises in 30 years.

Sechin Loses Battle for Russia’s Strategic Oil Port

Sechin Loses Battle for Russia’s Strategic Oil Port

The main asset of the Summa Group will get neither into the hands of the state nor Rosneft’s CEO Igor Sechin. The Magomedov brothers, temporarily taken into custody, sold their shares of the Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port (NMTP) to the state-owned company Transneft, Russia’s monopoly oil pipeline operator.

The USA Takes a Strong Line on Donbas Case

The USA Takes a Strong Line on Donbas Case

Recent statements of the U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker indicate that Washington’s stance towards Russia and the issues concerning occupied Donbas has become more rigid. Volker warns that the “elections” organised in Donbas will not be legal despite the fact that they are acknowledged by Russia.

The Sea of Azov: Ukraine is not giving up

The Sea of Azov: Ukraine is not giving up

Kiev authorities announced the construction of a military base in the Sea of Azov and deployment of a greater amount of forces in this region. After months of the increasing Russian pressure in the Sea of Azov, Kiev has finally taken measures which should show that it is not going to yield in the confrontation with Russia.

Russian Army to Add More Firepower in Kaliningrad

Russian Army to Add More Firepower in Kaliningrad

The shore artillery of the Baltic Fleet will aim to significantly increase its range of fire while the naval aviation has been already reinforced following the introduction of upgraded helicopters designed to fight submarines. Those steps may eventually translate into an increase in the military threat to neighbouring NATO member states, including Poland and Lithuania, as well as to allied ships in the Baltic Sea.

Putin’s Another Bodyguard to Be Appointed Governor

Putin’s Another Bodyguard to Be Appointed Governor

According to the autumn tradition, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin dismisses some governors while appointing new ones. Nonetheless, this year’s reshuffles appear particularly important due to the fact that recent regional elections have clearly depicted problems of many of the Kremlin-backed nominees.

Poland’s First Geopolitical Think Tank in Washington

Poland’s First Geopolitical Think Tank in Washington

According to Marcin Gawęda, president of the think tank “the strategic goal of The Warsaw Institute Foundation, as the first Polish geopolitical think tank in Washington, is to reinforce Polish interests in the United States.”

Warsaw Institute became a partner of Congress 590

Warsaw Institute became a partner of Congress 590

Warsaw Institute is a partner of Congress 590, which will take place on 15th and 16th of November 2018 in G2A Arena in Jasionka. Congress 590 is one of the most important business forums devoted to the promotion of Polish economy.

The Warsaw Institute Review Articles in Financial Times

The Warsaw Institute Review Articles in Financial Times

Tony Barber from Financial Times refers to Krzysztof Rak’s article “The New European Constellation” and Tomasz Grzegorz Grosse’s article “Poland in the face of geopolitical changes in Western Europe”. Articles were published in the latest issue of the Warsaw Institute Review.

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Caspian Summit: Consequences for the Region

Caspian Summit: Consequences for the Region

Five Caspian states – Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan – have adopted a convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea. The deal officially ended a 22-year-old impasse as all interested countries finally managed to reach a consensus. Nevertheless, the document has yet to be ratified and it does not fully resolve disputes over the division of the reservoir.

Putin’s Helsinki:  Tactical Success, Strategic Failure

Putin’s Helsinki: Tactical Success, Strategic Failure

The Helsinki summit between Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin did not bring any breakthrough in relations between the two countries as the diplomatic crisis has only deepened since that time. As a result, no sanctions against Russia may be lifted nor restricted while it is not certain whether any further restrictions will be introduced in the near future.

Frozen partnership: Georgia-NATO Relations After the Brussels Summit

Frozen partnership: Georgia-NATO Relations After the Brussels Summit

The recent NATO summit in Brussels once again confirmed the validity of the declaration of Georgia’s imminent membership within the structures of the Alliance that had been submitted in Bucharest in 2008. Nonetheless, it has not been specified when such an event would possibly take place.

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