What is Russia-Belarus’ Zapad 2017?

The joint Russian-Belarusian strategic military exercise called Zapad 2017 is scheduled for 14–20 September 2017, and will be mainly held in Belarus and Russia’s Kaliningrad Oblast. Запад-2017 means West-2017 in English, and is clearly aimed at demonstrating…

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Kim Jong Un inspects hydrogen bomb prior to be installed in ICBM

North Korea Tests Hydrogen Bomb

North Korea successfully tested a hydrogen bomb in an underground blast. Kim Jong Un inspected the new hydrogen bomb prior to having it loaded into a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). In the sixth-ever nuclear…

Turkey to Acquire S-400 from Russia

Turkey has taken the first step in acquiring Russian-made S-400 long-range air defence missile system from Russia. According to the TV Channel Haber 7, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has confirmed the news and even…

Iraqi Federal Police celebrate in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Victoire Irakienne à Mossoul

Une entrevue par Jonathan Wade à propos de la libération de Mossoul sur les ondes d’Énergie 98.9 à Québec avec Stéphane Gendron. Référence: Reuters

S-400 Air Defense Missile System

Russia’s A2/AD in Crimea

Russia has been actively upgrading its anti-access/area-denial — commonly known as A2/AD — capabilities in Crimea since the reunification in 2014. Strategically, Crimea is of vital importance to Russia due to its naval base in…