Tag Archives: Russia vs. U.S.

WHY A BAD RUSSIAN ECONOMY IS BAD NEWS FOR THE U.S.

WHY A BAD RUSSIAN ECONOMY IS BAD NEWS FOR THE U.S.

A CHANGE IN COURSE

The Russian economy continues to struggle. Moscow had hopes that promoting consumer confidence and domestic spending within Russia would begin the process of rebuilding an economy that reached a near meltdown during 2014. This change in approach represents what Bloomberg calls “the most dramatic shift in economic policy during the Putin era.”

On July 15, 2015, reporter Anna Andrianova asserted, “Behind another month of near-record declines in Russian consumer wellbeing is an economic shift that may endure for years.” She continued: “For those still counting, … Read More

THREAT OF NUCLEAR WAR LOOMS

The war of words continues between Russia and the U.S. raising the specter of nuclear conflict in Europe.

Today, Russia denounced a test by an America F-15E fighter-bomber releasing a unarmed nuclear weapon, a B61-12, in the Nevada desert.   “The actions of the U.S. side in the current situation are openly provocative, and are contrary to Washington’s stated desire for complete nuclear disarmament,” (Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly) Antonov said Monday, according to state-owned Sputnik News. “In particularly, the test was carried out using a F-15E fighter-bomber. This leads to believe that the test was carried out in order … Read More