The recent Amnesty International report on the US Army failing to keep tabs on more than $1 billion worth of weapons has raised the issue of arms proliferation. Speaking to Radio Sputnik, Iain Overton of Action on Armed Violence stressed that a lack of coordinated control in US arms sales and procurement lies at the root of the problem.
Unlike his predecessors, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, Donald Trump is not going to propagate America's global leadership, Russian scholar Vladimir Lepekhin wrote for RIA Novosti; according to the scholar, Trump is planning an overhaul of US foreign strategy to introduce a new world order.
The US intelligence community has gone rogue leaking highly sensitive information to the mainstream media, RIA Novosti political analyst Vladimir Ardayev writes, asking whether the recent scandal between American and British law enforcement agencies will become a wake-up call to US spies.
The new US draft bill seeking a comprehensive report from the State Department on Russia's alleged subversive measures against the United States is nothing but an attempt to irreversibly undermine relations between Washington and Moscow, Russian scholar Nikita Danyuk told Radio Sputnik.
Striking a multi-billion arms deal with Riyadh, US President Donald Trump has apparently turned a blind eye to Saudi Arabia's long record of supporting Sunni extremists in the Middle East, Israeli political commentator Avigdor Eskin wrote for RIA Novosti, adding that the deal has become a litmus test for Trump.
It still remains unclear whether it's the Pentagon's negligence or a well-calculated scheme that facilitates the "uncontrolled" spread of US weapons across the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia, RIA Novosti contributor Alexander Khrolenko writes.
On the eve of Donald Trump's visit to Brussels the question on everyone's lips was whether the US president would raise the issue of a mandatory 2 percent contribution to NATO, RIA Novosti political analyst Vladimir Ardayev noted. It appears that the bloc members' worst fears have been confirmed.
What a Pentagon official described as an "unprofessional intercept" of a US KC-10 aerial refueling tanker aircraft over Syria conducted by a Russian fighter jet was nothing but "escorting," Russian aviation expert Vladimir Popov told Radio Sputnik.
Washington is determined to render life unbearable in North Korea by expanding the sanctions already exerted on the country, Russian expert Vladimir Terekhov told Radio Sputnik, explaining why the recent US' crackdown on Pyongyang is simultaneously aimed against Russia.
Washington is ignoring Saudi Arabia's major role in Sunni terrorism, California State University Professor Emeritus of Political Science Beau Grosscup told Sputnik. His opinion was echoed by Professor of neuroscience and political commentator John Walsh.
Hillary Clinton denounced Donald Trump's 2018 budget as a plan showing "an unimaginable level of cruelty." However, according to Russian expert Alexander Domrin, what she is really bemoaning is her defeat in the 2016 elections, not the US president's cuts to social programs.
To the apparent disappointment of NATO hawks, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced that the Russian Armed Forces have reached strategic parity with the alliance. Speaking to Radio Sputnik, military expert Viktor Baranets shed light on the Russian defense program.
Over the last decade the antagonists of the Russo-Chinese rapprochement have been busy spreading the myth of the looming "Chinese threat" to Russia, Sputnik contributor Viktor Marakhovsky wrote, adding that none of the gloomy prognoses have ever come true.
Donald Trump's 2018 budget means that ordinary Americans and US allies overseas will have to tighten their belts. However, before turning the ambitious plan into reality the US administration will have to get Congress's approval, RIA Novosti contributor Igor Gashkov noted.
Exactly 15 years ago Ukraine announced its official decision to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). However, nothing has changed since then. RIA Novosti contributor Alexander Khrolenko and political scientist Denis Denisov shed light on what went wrong for Ukraine.
While Ankara continues its charm offensive against Azerbaijan and Georgia, it is unlikely that the three will constitute a full-fledged triumvirate, political scientist Gevorg Mirzayan wrote for RIA Novosti, unveiling what exactly is impeding Turkey's dominance in Transcaucasia.
The lack of a coherent anti-terrorism strategy in Washington and by extension the West, as emergency services deal with the devastating aftermath of yet another terrorist atrocity in Europe - this time a suicide bomb attack at a concert in Manchester, England - has been thrown into sharp relief during President Trump's tour of the Middle East.
For someone who vowed to “eradicate radical Islamic terrorism” from the face of the earth on inauguration day, Flipper-in-Chief Donald J. Trump’s first trip abroad as US president was to Saudi Arabia where, he peddled arms worth $350 billion over a decade.
Russia is a peaceful country but it is ready to counter any potential aggression, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Rogozin said in his interview with Rossiya 1 broadcaster. Rogozin shed light on Defense Ministry's new weapons program, adding that the Russians traditionally win by skill rather than by weight of numbers.
The United States is engulfed by the American civil war 2.0, Russian political commentator Dmitry Kosyrev wrote for RIA Novosti, stressing that despite the US mainstream media narrative, the Trump administration's machine is up and running, shifting the established balance of power in the country step by step.
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