In midst of crisis in Russia, Yevgeny Viktorovich Prigozhin, leader of the mercenary Wagner Group, declares that Russian president Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin has made “the wrong choice… soon we will have a new president”. Hours later, a “plan” is announced
Posted by Reinhard Bütikofer At the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue June 5, 2023 China’s Minister of National Defense Li Shangfu at the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue Notable Euro Greens reactions First, by Reinhard Bütikofer Reinhard Bütikofer is a German MEP for Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, part of the Confederal Group of the European United […]
Years of failed negotiations between the Russian Federation, NATO, EU and US that led to war in Ukraine has entered a next phase. Not a new phase, but a ‘next phase’. The delivery of F-16 fighter systems delivers a next level of fear and loathing — and more that is not in the open
People’s Republic of China (PRC): “Dialogue and negotiation are the only way out. There are no winners in a nuclear war. Regarding nuclear issues, all relevant parties should maintain calm and restraint, truly consider their own and the future of all humanity, and work together to manage and control the crisis.
No public promise made that weapons from China are to be provided to Russia to wage war in Ukraine. The alliance and expressed friendship between presidents XI and Putin are center stage.
A multi-billion dollar ‘modernization’ of US nuclear weapons delivered an unsurprising ‘next gen’ nuclear arms race. Strategic Demands called this a “Cold War 2.0”. Now, with threats and an announced ‘suspension’ of the New START treaty, the final remaining nuclear weapons agreement is foreclosed. A “Nuclear Arms Race 3.0” commences
As talk of peace negotiations appears and the Russia-Ukraine war rages on, recall the candlelight of Heroes Square, Budapest, Hungary, March 20, 2005. Now, as Christmastime 2022 arrives, is there hope for peace in the coming year?
The news this week was of a sudden, surprise visit to Washington DC, then huddled talks and negotiations between the president of Ukraine and the United States, followed by a speech to the US Congress … Many are now talking of escalation and a ‘long war’ as international news reports a re-strategizing of the war
With a nod from Strategic Demands and associated GreenPolicy360 to former Governor of California, Jerry Brown, our long-time political friend and associate, who joined Governing Boards of Bulletin of Atomic Scientists and Nuclear Threat Initiative upon leaving office and has continued to speak out strongly on the increasing danger of nuclear weapons … https://thebulletin.org/2022/10/nowhere-to-hide-how-a-nuclear-war-would-kill-you-and-almost-everyone-else […]
Yes, Elon Musk’s tweets can produce tens of thousands of intense Twitter replies and a surge of media op/eds, especially when he steps into the middle of a war and acts out by presenting a peace plan. A plan that isn’t talking to the ‘woke’ left, or neo-con right …. Elon’s clearly not hard […]
October 2022 After Six+ Months of War in Ukraine — Conditions Are Going from Bad to Worse StratDem Editor: Some would say it’s “Code Red” as the Russia-Ukraine war escalates on the ground and in strategic war rooms. Six plus months after the February 24, 2022 Russian ‘invasion’ into Ukraine, the war widens […]
“Presidential address on the occasion of signing the treaties on the accession of the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions to Russia” Following is the full text transcript of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s speech, published by the Kremlin’s official website. September 30, 2022, The Kremlin, Moscow: http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/69465 Citizens of Russia, citizens of […]
On a Sunday in September… StratDem focus attention on the following ‘Closer to Getting Nuked’ thoughts. First from the Washington Post Editorial Board, then from a Financial Times’ Bureau Chief in Moscow. Then from Presidents Putin and Zelenskyy …
The speech by Russia’s president, it can be said, was not a surprise. Russia’s war against Ukraine was not, by any account, progressing the way the Russians expected and a shift in tactics was expected. What wasn’t expected was the mobilization of 300,000 reserves and a new wave of nuclear weapons threats
As the political world calls the war in Ukraine what it is, “a war”, Russia’s president travels to the East and announces that Russia is winning in Ukraine and ‘the West’ will pay a steep price as winter arrives and Russia cuts off gas supplies to Europe. Perhaps previous winter wars are on President Putin’s […]
Is the Russian-Ukraine war turning toward a Long War? President Putin orders Russian defense ministry to begin plan for 2023 increase in troop strength. Additional 137,000 troops, with new total in uniform increasing to ~1,150,628 …