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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.

Why Russia Needs To Prioritize Greece As Relations Rift With Turkey

A revealing poll released earlier last week by the highly-reliable Pew Research Center found that the majority of people in Greece and Turkey viewed NATO unfavourably – the only states of the 16 NATO members surveyed to view the U.S.-led organization in this way.  In fact, in the case of Greece, it was one of […]

Russia will test 6 intercontinental ballistic missiles in 2020

MOSCOW – Russia will launch 6 intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) in 2020, Colonel General Sergei Karakayev, head of Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces, said on Tuesday. The launches will take place from the Plesetsk proto-space in northwestern Russia, as well as from the Kapustin Yar launch site. “We plan to launch six ICBMs in 2020, five […]

Russian air defense will receive new advanced weapons

MOSCOW – Russian air defense troops will receive new weapons of physical principle, said Lieutenant General Alexandr Leonov, head of the Russian air defense forces. The term refers to weapons based on the latest technologies, for example, laser and high frequency weapons. “In the future, air defense forces are expected to receive new weapons of […]

PARTNERS: Russia and Vietnam discuss strategic cooperation

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev discussed on Tuesday with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc urgent bilateral issues, including trade and economic cooperation. According to the press office of the Russian government, the conversation was held by telephone. “On December 24, 2019, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev received a call from Prime Minister of the […]

China plans to launch world’s first sovereign cryptocurrency

BEIJING – China plans to launch the world’s first sovereign cryptocurrency, which would help in the fight against various economic problems. One of the factors that led Beijing to develop its cryptocurrency was its concern over the development of cryptocurrencies such as Facebook’s Libra and bitcoin. With that, China would achieve what the monetary authorities […]

India-Australia Alliance Building Against China

NEW DELHI – While India “worries” about the largest presence of Chinese submarines in the Indian Ocean, Australia emerges as a possible ally for India, according to media. In addition to the Indian authorities reporting the presence of a Chinese intelligence ship near its coast in November, the country has expressed greater concern about the […]

Space war? China accuses US of turning space into ‘battlefield’

BEIJING – China accuses US of turning space into “battlefield” after Washington announced the creation of the Space Force. US President Donald Trump signed the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act on Friday, which created a new arm of the US Armed Forces, the Space Force. China has responded by accusing the US of “seeking militarization […]

West uses humanitarian aid to undermine Syria’s sovereignty

MOSCOW – Western countries have tried to use humanitarian aid to undermine Syria’s sovereignty, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday. The statement followed a Russian-sponsored UN Security Council resolution on providing aid to Syria. On Friday, Russia and China vetoed a Security Council resolution tabled by the so-called “humanitarian troika” – Germany, Belgium and […]