Vasily Kashin

Opinion 1 year ago

Why Russian and Chinese Warships Joined Forces in the Baltic Sea This Week (Op-ed)

Why Russian and Chinese Warships Joined Forces in the Baltic Sea This Week (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 year ago

For years, Russian-Chinese naval exercises have been staged closer and closer to potential conflict zones and the training scenarios have become increasingly realistic.

News 1 year ago

Still No Pivot: Russia and China Take it Slow

Still No Pivot: Russia and China Take it Slow

News 1 year ago

Official Russian state propaganda is wrong to suggest the country is “pivoting to the East." But Western observers are also wrong to predict the decline of Russo-Chinese relations.

Opinion 2 years ago

Why Russia's 'Pivot to China' Was All Talk and Little Action

Why Russia's 'Pivot to China' Was All Talk and Little Action

Opinion 2 years ago

So, is Russia pivoting to China or not? This question took on ideological importance when the Kremlin stepped up its propaganda, touting China as an alternative to Moscow's partnership with Europe.

Opinion 3 years ago

There Are No Winners in the Ukraine Conflict

There Are No Winners in the Ukraine Conflict

Opinion 3 years ago

A little more than 100 years ago, the assassinations carried out by a Serbian terrorist and the subsequent Austrian ultimatum to Serbia led to the start of World War I.

Opinion 3 years ago

Russia Must Expand Relationship With China

Russia Must Expand Relationship With China

Opinion 3 years ago

A significant number of the economic sanctions that the United States and European Union have imposed on Russia involve not just restrictions on exports of advanced and dual-use technologies, but also technology ...

Opinion 4 years ago

A New, Senseless Cold War Is Now Inevitable

A New, Senseless Cold War Is Now Inevitable

Opinion 4 years ago

Turning points in history are rarely recognized as such by contemporaries. Even while following the news and sensing that something has gone wrong, people go about their lives in the usual way.

Opinion 4 years ago

Russia's Rapprochement with China Runs Deep

Russia's Rapprochement with China Runs Deep

Opinion 4 years ago

Former Chinese military attache to Russia General Van Yunhai recently remarked that the Ukrainian crisis had given Beijing at least a ten-year "strategic respite" from its global confrontation with the U.S. However, ...

Opinion 4 years ago

Why Russia Will Not Meddle in Eastern Ukraine

Why Russia Will Not Meddle in Eastern Ukraine

Opinion 4 years ago

For the time being, Russian leaders have decided not to stage an overt military intervention in southern and eastern Ukraine. If the Russian military had been involved at all in the region, ...

Opinion 5 years ago

Despite Cheap Wigs, the CIA Are Big Spenders

Despite Cheap Wigs, the CIA Are Big Spenders

Opinion 5 years ago

The Fogle case shows the CIA's newfound readiness to pay big money to obtain secrets from foreign intelligence agents.