Grant Turner

In this file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) holds talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Russky Island, Vladivostok

Will Russia Commit to North Korea Connections?

On May 9, Russia’s annual Victory Day celebration, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un praised Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war effort in Ukraine. This is the latest sign of the nations’ strengthening ties, following the White House’s March 30 announcement that the Kremlin is once again seeking to trade food and other supplies […]

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Kinzhal Missile

Russia’s Hypersonic Defeat. Or Was It?

The May 4 shootdown of a Russian hypersonic Kinzhal missile by a Ukrainian-manned, US-made, Patriot missile system might be seen to indicate that the new class of weaponry is neither invulnerable nor revolutionary, as Russia, US military officials, and many in the media have proclaimed. This lends credence to those who have argued that

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Don’t Call it an “Anniversary”: Russia’s Full-Scale Invasion of Ukraine at the One-Year Mark

After Russia’s full-scale February 24th invasion of Ukraine, those sympathetic to the defenders began using Ukrainian names and pronunciations, ending the common Russian nomenclature. The long overdue shift is important because language is political. Commendable progress has been made, but as we approach the one-year mark of Russia’s intensified aggression, several other issues of

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