Policy Brief No.42: Important elements of the Russian military industry, largely immune to international sanctions


Almost 90 % “of equipment and materials used by Russia’s largest arms manufacturer, Machine Engineering Technologies, is domestically produced, the company’s CEO Sergei Rusakov said”, RIA Novosti reports on September 30. Rusakov told the reporters: “Our localization is 90 percent. We are able to produce everything within Russia”. He also said that in spite of […]

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Policy Brief No.14 : President Obama says the U.S. will “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State terrorist group

Obama in Tallinn

On September 3, President Barack Obama said, while being in Tallinn, one day before the NATO Summit in Wales, that  “the bottom line is this, our objective is clear and that is to degrade and destroy (Islamic State) so that it’s no longer a threat not just to Iraq but also the region and to […]

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