Simon Saradzhyan

Opinion 2 weeks ago

When Does Russia See Red? (Op-ed)

When Does Russia See Red? (Op-ed)

Opinion 2 weeks ago

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

Opinion 6 months ago

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

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

Opinion 6 months 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago

A Victory for Russia's Special Forces

A Victory for Russia's Special Forces

Opinion 3 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 3 years ago

Doku Umarov Is Finally Dead

Doku Umarov Is Finally Dead

Opinion 3 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 5 years ago

Mixing Turncoats and Terrorism

Mixing Turncoats and Terrorism

Opinion 5 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 ...

Opinion 6 years ago

Creating a Culture of Giving

Creating a Culture of Giving

Opinion 6 years ago

It is a truism that rapid accumulation of wealth by a privileged minority is bound to generate lasting resentment by the majority.

Opinion 6 years ago

Mutually Assured Stability

Mutually Assured Stability

Opinion 6 years ago

Fall 1991 saw U.S. and Soviet leaders display goodwill by pledging to unilaterally consolidate and reduce their nations' arsenals of tactical nuclear weapons in what became the last milestone in the history ...