As global oil prices stay low, as federal budgets tighten, and as prospective trade along the Northern Sea Route remains risky, why is Russia continuing to build up its military presence in the Arctic?
The United States has hit Russia with another round of economic sanctions. In this latest round, 33 of the country’s defence contractors have found themselves in the firing line. What does this mean for Russia and its military industrial complex?
For all the strong arguments that conscription is expensive, archaic and ineffective when it comes to defending territory in a modern war, conscripted troops are seen as a useful internal political tool for Russia’s authorities