Russia Supports the Taliban

Russia Supports the Taliban

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 24 March 2017 Russia Supports the Taliban There are more and more signals of increased cooperation between Russia and the Taliban insurgents fighting the Afghan government chosen in a democratic election and supported by the West. This time the...
Putin’s Increasingly Powerful Praetorians

Putin’s Increasingly Powerful Praetorians

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 17 March 2017 Putin’s Increasingly Powerful Praetorians The National Guard of Russia is to receive additional powers, thanks to which it will become a fully-fledged, institutional force. According to the Rosbalt news agency, the Kremlin is...
The Creeping Annexation

The Creeping Annexation

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 15 March 2017 The Creeping Annexation In recent weeks, Moscow has made a number of decisions regarding the small quasi-states on post-Soviet territory that are dependent on them, but unrecognized by the international community. All have one common...
The Russians Returned to Libya

The Russians Returned to Libya

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 15 March 2017 The Russians Returned to Libya Russian special forces are operating in Egypt, near the Libyan border – says Reuters, citing U.S. government sources. The task of the several dozen commandos is said to be to support units of...