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On April 26-27 an event took place in Moscow that brought together the leading military specialists and practitioners in the field of international security from 86 countries - the Russian MoD’s VI Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS). While last year’s conference was attended by more ...

(report based on materials of the V Moscow International Security Conference held under the auspices of the Russian MoD)

RUSSIA AND THE WORLD OPPOSING NEW THREATS

On 27-28 April 2016, the Russian MOD’s V Moscow conference on international security (MCIS) took place. This year it was attended by more...

Until recently, Russia was almost the only major power trying to avoid any contacts with the radical movement of Taliban. Its contacts in Afghanistan were limited strictly to the legitimate government, and that position of Moscow seemed hard and fast. Late in 2015, however, Russian Special Envoy for...

Recently launched military operation of the Russian air force in Syria and terrorist attacks that took place in France and Tunisia as well as shooting down the Russian aircraft in the sky above Sinai, have brought new momentum to the military operation against Islamic State (IS) started by the world...

With Russia's air campaign aimed at undermining the economic base of the "Islamic State" (IS) gaining momentum in Syria, the internal sources of Syrian conflict and the scope of territories it affected decreased significantly. There is also reduction in number of active forces interested in maintain...

The second round of the presidential elections in Afghanistan in June 2014 was a success, and the country now has Ashraf Ghani as the elected president. However, with the new president the struggle for power in Afghanistan remains far from being over as long as the Taliban exists and presents an exi...

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