As European nervousness over Trump demonstrates, the United States is more than ever the hub of the European regional security system.

Is the Old NATO Dead?

When President Donald Trump travels to Poland this week to meet with its embattled president Andrzej Duda, the two will have a lot to talk about. Both are alternately ridiculed and pilloried in the international press and both are intensely disliked at European Union headquarters in Brussels. Both have been labeled nationalists, demagogues and even…

Tupolev Tu-160M supersonic strategic bomber.

Russia Delays Development of PAK DA Stealth Bomber; will Produce Tu-160 Instead

Russia will resume production of the supersonic and variable-wing Tupolev Tu-160M strategic heavy bomber instead of continuing development of its already much delayed stealth strategic bomber, the Tupolev PAK DA. Production of the Tu-160, which is capable of lofting nuclear weapons, ended in 2008 and only 27 bombers were produced for use by the Russian…

The Trump administration is still trying to define what "America First" means for U.S. citizens and U.S. allies.

What Do America’s Allies Think of ‘America First’?

In the midst of increasing uncertainty over the strategic direction of the United States, President Donald J. Trump added a new wrinkle when he announced that Washington would be withdrawing from the Paris climate accord that was signed by over 190 nations in 2015. Predictably, international and domestic reaction was swift and vocal. European leaders…

China's fast moving amphibious vehicle.

China’s Amphibious Armored Car Might be World’s Fastest in the Water

It doesn’t look like much but China’s new amphibious armored car has ambitions of becoming the world’s fastest and part of the equipment inventory of the People’s Liberation Army Ground Force (PLAGF). A prototype of the yet unnamed 4×4 wheeled armored fighting vehicle (AFV) being developed by little known North China Institute of Vehicle Research…

Voith rim-driven thrusters.

China Claims ‘Rim-Driven Thrusters’ will Make its New Nuclear Attack Subs the Best

Chinese state-controlled media is hyping the Chinese version of a western invention called a “rim-driven thruster” as the engine that will make the new nuclear powered attack submarines (SSNs) of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) the best on the planet. Chinese engineers are reported to be planning a rim-driven thruster specifically being developed as…

Proton carrier rocket

Russia to continue its focus on quality of Proton carrier rocket engines

BISHKEK : The Russian space industry will continue paying enhanced attention to the quality of products manufactured by the Voronezh Mechanical Plant, despite the successful launch of a Proton carrier rocket, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin told TASS on Thursday. “Roscosmos [State Space Corporation] did not conceal the problems exposed at one of the sector’s…

Putin said agreements made in the St Petersburg Declaration outlines steps to further deepen bilateral cooperation in the political, economic and cultural spheres.

India, Russia to set up JVs to build aircrafts, automobiles

ST. PETERSBURG (RUSSIA): India and Russia have agreed to set up joint ventures for manufacturing aircraft and automobiles as the two nations look to boost trade and economic ties. Russian President Vladimir Putin, after summit talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday, said Russian-Indian economic cooperation is returning to a growth trajectory. “We both have…