Avangard HGV: What advantage does it give to Russia?

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the Avangard ICBM system is a weapon of the future that can penetrate both existing and any future missile defense systems and others are trying to catch up with Russia on this. But in your opinion is the Avangard really so unique, from what we know what military advantage it gives to Russia, if any? Read few comments.

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Credit: http://eng.putin.kremlin.ru/

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Drones and how to use them

This is a broad question but in what areas of warfare do you see the biggest effect of using UAVs/drones, perhaps also taking into account that it seems that use of (relatively) cheap unmanned weaponry is spreading beyond nation states? Read few comments.

A maintenance Airman inspects an MQ-9 Reaper in Afghanistan Sept. 31.(Courtesy photo), https://www.af.mil/

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Will an arm race in Europe reappear without INF missile ban?

We are basically counting hours before the Trump administration will announce that it will walk away from the INF Treaty. It will create a new situation, so what could be done to mitigate the damage and should we be worried about possible new arms race in Europe? Read few comments.

All Allies agreed that Russia’s SSC-8 system violates the INF Treaty, says NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Credit: https://www.nato.int/

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What’s next for Ukraine-Russia relations?

What’s next for Russia-Ukraine conflict, do you think that what’s is going on in Azov Sea is somehow a new phase, or not and why? Read few comments.
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Trump’s INF withdrawal move: Unwise mistake which might translate into a more chaotic situation

What would the US out of the INF Treaty mean for European, transatlantic security, what what be your biggest concern here? Read few comments.


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What does North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic arsenal mean for Trump-Kim summit?

Would we be approaching Trump-Kim summit without the fact that North Korea sees its nuclear and balistic programme as successful, do you assess nuclear and balistic programme of NK as successful, and why? Read few comments.


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US military base in Poland: Will it happen?

Poland offers US up to $2bln for permanent military base Do you think the US might be really interested in this and, though we do not not much about the details, what would be the advantage of such installation from military, strategic point of view? (Predictably, Russian reaction is that it will make Poland a target).

The first M1A2 Abrams Tanks owned by 3rd Armor Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division touched ground in Swietozow, Poland, on January 10, 2017. Credit: https://www.army.mil/