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Malian Military Junta Holds First Diplomatic Meeting with Russia

Senator Iroegbu As predicted by some observes of the ongoing super power power rilvary in the Sahel region of Africa, the Malian Military Junta now known locally as CNSP-MALI under the leadership of Col Asimmi Goita has held its first diplomatic meeting with Russia. Read also: Coup: The Most Powerful Man

China and Russia in Africa: Development Allies or Geopolitical Opportunists?

By Nina Callaghan, Dzvinka Kachur and Mark Swilling As China and Russia compete in what is effectively a new scramble for Africa, African countries should come to the realisation that it is in the continent’s interests to negotiate fairer agreements that do not leave them saddled with more debt or the

It’s Too Late for US-Russia-China Arms-Control Fantasies

By Daniel Depetris As U.S. and Russian negotiators open two days of talks in Vienna, they should waste no more time talking about a tripartite agreement. For the first time in over five months, U.S. and Russian officials are meeting this week in Vienna to discuss a possible new nuclear weapons reduction agreement. The

Russia’s Newest Submarine, Khabarovsk, Could Redefine Underwater Warfare

By H I Sutton In a move that harks back to the Cold War, the Russian Navy is quietly developing a whole new category of submarines, and their unique capabilities could influence the nature of undersea warfare. The first of the new type, Khabarovsk, is expected to be launched this month. In

Russia Deploys Military Fighter Aircraft to Libya–AFRICOM

Russian Military Aircraft secretly flown to support Haftar forces in Libya

US Africa Command (AFRICOM) assesses that Moscow recently deployed military fighter aircraft to Libya in order to support Russian state-sponsored private military contractors (PMCs) operating on the ground there. US Africa Command assesses that Moscow recently deployed military fighter aircraft to Libya in order to support Russian state-sponsored private

In Stunning Reversal, Turkey Emerges as Libya Kingmaker

With a succession of quick victories, Turkish-supported forces in Libya have rolled back the gains of a would-be strongman whose allies, Russia and the United Arab Emirates, now face tough choices. A billboard depicting Khalifa Hifter, the commander of the Libyan National Army, in downtown Benghazi in January.Credit...Ivor Prickett for The

One Of Russia’s Most Advanced Missile Systems Captured In Libya

By H I Sutto Turkish-backed Libyan government forces have scored a significant intelligence coup, capturing an advanced Pantsir-S1 air-defense system at al-Watiyah airbase. In a twist, the Russian-made system was not supplied by Russia, but is believed to have come from the United Arab Emirates. The events leading up to the capture

Are Russia’s Mercenaries a Threat to US Interests?

Editor's note: Shadowy mercenaries offer Moscow deniability on the battlefield and a cheap way to build influence across the globe, reveals in this Q & A by Nathaniel Reynolds. WHAT IS RUSSIA’S WAGNER GROUP? The Wagner Group emerged from the Kremlin’s need for off-the-books fighters in its wars in Ukraine and Syria. In both