Simon Saradzhyan

Opinion 5 months ago

Why Hasn’t Putin Intervened in Armenia Yet? (Op-ed)

Why Hasn’t Putin Intervened in Armenia Yet? (Op-ed)

Opinion 5 months ago

Don't expect Russian tanks to roll into Yerevan anytime soon.

Opinion 7 months ago

Putin’s Missile Envy Doesn’t Bode Well for International Stability (Op-ed)

Putin’s Missile Envy Doesn’t Bode Well for International Stability (Op-ed)

Opinion 7 months ago

At times, Putin's militarized speech was a close second to some of the worst Cold War rhetoric.

Opinion 8 months ago

When Does Russia See Red? (Op-ed)

When Does Russia See Red? (Op-ed)

Opinion 8 months ago

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov set out Russia’s redlines in a recent interview

Opinion 1 year ago

How Good Is Putin at Spearfishing Really? (Op-ed)

How Good Is Putin at Spearfishing Really? (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 year ago

Seasoned spearos will see little more than a novice in Putin in the Kremlin's footage

Opinion 3 years ago

Killings in Armenia Point to Flaws in Russian Army

Killings in Armenia Point to Flaws in Russian Army

Opinion 3 years ago

After the tragic murder of a family in Armenia by a Russian soldier, the Russian army needs to ask itself some difficult questions to ensure this never happens again, writes columnist Simon ...

Opinion 3 years ago

NATO-Russian Relations Can Still Be Saved

NATO-Russian Relations Can Still Be Saved

Opinion 3 years ago

It is indisputable that the Ukraine crisis has dealt a serious blow to Russia's relations with core members of NATO. It would take many years for Moscow, Washington and Brussels to fully ...

Opinion 4 years ago

Why Hopes of Putin's Unconditional Surrender Could Prove to Be Futile

Why Hopes of Putin's Unconditional Surrender Could Prove to Be Futile

Opinion 4 years ago

With almost a week past the tragic crashing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine, it is becoming clear that whatever initial hopes Western leaders might have had — that ...

Opinion 4 years ago

A Victory for Russia's Special Forces

A Victory for Russia's Special Forces

Opinion 4 years ago

Russia's absorption of Crimea is still underway, but there have been already a number of attempts in the Western press to analyze the Russian military's performance there. Some, as the authors of ...

Opinion 4 years ago

Doku Umarov Is Finally Dead

Doku Umarov Is Finally Dead

Opinion 4 years ago

Although Umarov's death was announced many times before, there is good reason to believe that last week's announcement was real.

Opinion 6 years ago

Mixing Turncoats and Terrorism

Mixing Turncoats and Terrorism

Opinion 6 years ago

Events of one August day in Russia's volatile republic of Dagestan have once again highlighted how turncoats can enhance terrorists' capabilities to carry out deadly attacks in the North Caucasus and other ...