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Paul Antonopoulos

Paul Antonopoulos is a Research Fellow at the Center for Syncretic Studies. He has an MA in International Relations and is interested in Great Power Rivalry as well as the International Relations and Political Economy of the Middle East and Latin America.

Outstanding advantages of Russian Su-57 fighter over US F-15C

MOSCOW – The F-15C Eagle aircraft, which account for half of all fighter jets available in the US Air Force, are not capable of dealing with fifth-generation Su-57 Russian fighters without undergoing deep modernization. According to the article in The National Interest, Su-57 fighters now outnumber many other world-known aircraft in maneuverability and armaments. Therefore, […]

Moscow: Syria’s stabilization plan should include Iran’s interests

MOSCOW – Russia’s Security Council Deputy Secretary-General Aleksandr Venediktov said on Sunday that he hoped to reach agreement with Israel and the US on steps to be taken to stabilize the Middle East and Syria in particular. He thanked the United States, saying that the country is showing political will. “We must pay tribute to […]

Russia says Moscow and Minsk now 90% in agreement on integrating two states

MOSCOW – Russian and Belarusian approaches to integration issues currently coincide at 90%, the discussion will continue at Prime Minister level next week in Minsk, said Russian Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin. This means there’s an increasing level of agreement between the two states. This June 15 in Moscow Oreshkin held a meeting of the […]

China seeks partnership with Turkey in combating terrorism

Chinese President Xi Jinping has invited his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to strengthen cooperation between the two countries in the fight against terrorism, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said. The meeting between the two presidents was held in the margins of the Conference on Measures of Interaction and Confidence in Asia held in the capital […]

China urges Russia to increase use of local currency in trade to marginalize USD

BEIJING – Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan called on Russia to strengthen financial cooperation between the two states by increasing the use of national currencies in bilateral trade. The Chinese politician’s statements are in line with an offer by Russian President Vladimir Putin that suggested that both China and Mongolia join the Russian Central Bank’s […]

Are Russia, China and India developing a joint response to the U.S?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed to Russian President Vladimir Putin to hold a trilateral meeting of Russia, China and India (RICH) in the framework of the G20 summit and to maintain contacts also on other platforms. The experts, consulted by Sputnik, analyze the meaning of this event. According to Igor Shatrov, deputy director of […]

Poland – Defender of the U.S in Europe

Warsaw has publicly declared its intention to establish a dialogue with Russia, but is waiting for the first step of Moscow. At the same time, the Polish ruling party strengthens ties with the US, blocks Brussels initiatives and moves away from European skeptics. The head of the ruling Law and Justice party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, believes […]

Intelligence services intensify cyber attacks against Russian power grids

MOSCOW – US intelligence is intensifying hacking attacks on Russian power grids. That’s what the New York Times publication says, quoting a government source. Washington has been trying to infiltrate programs that can gather information about Russian electricity networks and, allegedly, insert systems that are aggressive. The source’s supposition is that this indicates that the […]