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Russian Missile Accident May Reveal Development Of New Propulsion Systems

In reports to Russian media on Thursday 8th August, the Russian Ministry of Defence stated that a liquid propellant rocket engine exploded during testing of a 9M730 Burevestnik missile. While it was initially reported that this malfunction killed two people and injured six more, the Russian nuclear agency (Rosatom) later […]


Russia Arrests Hundreds As Crackdown On Pro-Democracy Protests Continues

Police in Moscow arrested hundreds over the weekend as the Kremlin continued its crackdown on recent protests calling for free elections in the city. At least 828 people were arrested according to independent monitoring group OVD-info. Russian police presented the lower figure of 600 arrests, with 1,500 protestors in attendance, […]


United States Withdraws From Historic Arms Control Treaty

On Friday, August 2, the United States formally withdrew from the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. The U.S. signalled its intention to withdraw earlier this year, citing Russian non-compliance to its terms. Russian officials deny these accusations and have instead accused the US of withdrawing to further its own […]


U.S. Withdrawal From INF Treaty Signals A Changing Nuclear Order

On Friday, August 2, the U.S. withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty). The Treaty prohibits the acquisition of ground launched missiles with a range of 500-1500 kilometers. The move came amidst concerns that Russia was no longer complying with the treaty. President Trump has also raised the […]


Joint Sino-Russian Air Force Exercises Leads To Warning Shots Fired From South Korea

Last week Russia and China conducted their first joint air force drills in the Asia-Pacific region. The exercises involved two Chinese H-6K jet bombers, two Russian Tu-95MS bombers, and one Russian A-50 surveillance aircraft. The Chinese and Russian aircraft flew over the Sea of Japan and into the contested air […]


Looking To The Future: The ‘New Space Race’

Space has a remarkable power to bring people together. Throughout history, civilizations and peoples have looked to the night sky and used it for a number of reasons. In 2019, everyone celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landings. Estimated to have been watched by 600 million people worldwide, […]


Over 100 Syrian Civilians Killed In Airstrikes Across 10-Day Period

Over 100 Syrian civilians have been killed in airstrikes launched by the Russian-backed Syrian regime over a 10-day period; both Syria and Russia have denied culpability for the deaths. Despite claims that civilian infrastructures were not targeted, Al Jazeera reports that the strikes have decimated schools, markets, and hospitals, among […]