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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

Turkey takes delivery of Russian S-400 missile system, despite risk of US sanctions

David Reid KEY POINTS Turkey says it has taken the first delivery of Russia’s S-400 surface-to-air missile system.The United States says Turkey is risking the security of the NATO alliance and the F-35 fighter jet program.One analyst sees the purchase as potentially destructive to U.S. defense hegemony. A Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile system.Sergei

Xi Jinping in Russia for talks with Putin with cooperation against US expected

Alex Koch Chinese President Xi Jinping will touch down in Moscow today for a three-day visit to Russia, to include a guest of honour appearance at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum. At the forum Mr Xi will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The two are expected to sign two

US could push Russia into tit-for-tat military spending that could push them to the brink of bankruptcy

Scott Wyland The United States should pull a page from the Cold War playbook and drive Russia to spend money in a tit-for-tat power game that its smaller economy can’t support, a think tank said in a recent study. The West can exploit factors that are making Russia more vulnerable, such as

No Thanks: China dismisses notion it will join Russia, US in nuclear talks

•A top Chinese official this week rejected the suggestion that China would be participating in discussions with Russia and the US on limiting nuclear arms, saying that it has no intention to "take part in any trilateral negotiations." Geng Shuang, a Chinese Foreign Ministryspokesperson, said at a daily briefing that potential negotiations

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