All Posts Tagged With: "Aleksandr Golts"

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Fatalists in the Kremlin

In this column for Yezhednevny Zhurnal, journalist and military expert Aleksandr Golts sums up Putin’s first year of foreign policy upon his third return to the presidency – one dominated, in more ways than one, by international isolationism.

Jan 4, 2013 | Continued
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Victory Day, or a Holiday of Militarism?

Journalist and military expert Aleksandr Golts explores why Moscow insists on showing off its anitquated military equipment every Victory Day while failing to help bring society together with the natural feeling of unity the holiday evokes.

May 10, 2011 | Continued
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Golts on Russia’s ‘Milk War’ With Belarus

Defense expert Aleksandr Golts examines the “milk war” taking place between Russia and Belarus, delving into the roots of the conflict and questioning Russia’s foreign policy motives. Exclusive translation by

Jun 17, 2009 | Continued
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Understanding the Georgian Mutiny

Reports from Georgia indicate that an attempted coup has been suppressed near the Georgian capital of Tbilisi. Russian defense analyst Aleksandr Golts examines the official version of events, and takes a skeptical eye to the “very convenient conspiracy” and whose interests it serves. Exclusive translation by

May 7, 2009 | Continued
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The Truth Behind Russia’s “Ultramodern” Military

Writing for the Yezhednevny Zhurnal, Russian defense expert Aleksandr Golts analyzes the latest disaster to strike the Russian Navy and explores the state of the Russian armed forces as a whole.

Nov 10, 2008 | Continued
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Missile Defense and Hot Air from the Russian Foreign Ministry

Defense expert Aleksandr Golts analyzes the US-Russian conflict over missile defense bases in Eastern Europe, examining the latest vocal protest by Russia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry. Full translation of the Yezhednevny Zhurnal article by

Jul 9, 2008 | Continued
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Georgia, Russia and the Art of Choosing Enemies

Aleksandr Golts relates the worsening relations between Russia and Georgia to the Cuban Missile Crisis, centering on a recent UN report that found Russia responsible for shooting down a Georgian spy drone. Translation by

Jun 2, 2008 | Continued
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Week in Review. Interregnum.

Aleksandr Golts reviews the past week in Russian affairs, noting the secrecy and uncertainty of the current period, as Russia’s elite hold their breath to see how the power structure will work with Dmitri Medvedev as president and Vladimir Putin as his prime minister.

Mar 16, 2008 | Continued