Zapad-2017: Too Early to Assess

Zapad-2017: Too Early to Assess

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 21 September 2017 Zapad-2017: Too Early to Assess The Zapad-2017 military drills, which took place on nine proving grounds of Belarus and Russia and engaged 12.700 troops, officially ended on September 20, as previously planned. However, it does...
Israel, Iran and Russia’s double game

Israel, Iran and Russia’s double game

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 15 September 2017 Israel, Iran and Russia’s double game Another conflict in the Middle East is likely to occur. Israel may decide to attack Hezbollah as the country is afraid of a strong position of Shiite extremists and their Iranian...
ZAPAD-2017 Q&A

ZAPAD-2017 Q&A

NEWS Date: 13 September 2017 ZAPAD-2017 Q&A Download Report in PDF   WHAT IS THE ZAPAD-2017 MILITARY EXERCISE? The Zapad-2017 military drills fulfill two functions at the same time. On one hand, they constitute a traditional joint Russian-Belarusian exercise...
Zapad-2017. When predictions become reality

Zapad-2017. When predictions become reality

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 13 September 2017 Zapad-2017. When predictions become reality The Zapad-2017 military exercise has started in nine proving grounds of Belarus. And, according to some experts (also those of Russia Monitor), it may be noticed that the scope of the...
Zapad-2017. The third myth

Zapad-2017. The third myth

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 11 September 2017 Zapad-2017. The third myth Officially, Zapad-2017 war games will involve stopping, isolating and driving out the “extremist groups” that invaded Belarus from the territory of a hypothetical state of Veishnoria. The actual enemy,...