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French Air-Defense Missile Systems Instead of Russian Coastal Missiles for Azerbaijan

The Azerbaijani military portal recently published information about Baku acquiring French ASTER 30-SAMP/T and VL MICA air-defense missile systems. A representative of the company producing these missile systems—MBDA—confirmed the information (, December 1). Several days later, the Russian newspaper Kommersant informed that Moscow had... MORE

International Ramifications of Donetsk-Luhansk ‘Elections’

Russia has staged “republic“-level “elections” in Donetsk and Luhansk for the second time in four years, establishing a regular quadrennial electoral cycle there. This move is designed to perpetuate the “republics” de facto, institutionalizing them more firmly and exploiting a murky situation of undefined status... MORE