Questions Abound on Incoming US Defense Secretary's Attitudes Toward Russia
Senate confirmation hearings are set to begin for Ashton Carter, President Obama's pick for Secretary of Defense. Sputnik ponders what a Carter DOD might mean for the future of Russia-US relations.
// Feb. 02, 2015 - 06:16 GMT
Experts Say Future of Keystone XL Questioned Despite US Senate Approval
Experts say that the future of the Keystone XL pipeline is still uncertain, as US President Barack Obama is likely to veto the project in spite of Senate's authorization.
// Feb. 01, 2015 - 05:14 GMT
China New Cybersecurity Import Rules Could Affect Many Sectors, Countries
China's cyber security policy could affect negatively to global information technology (IT) sectors, according to experts.
// Jan. 31, 2015 - 22:17 GMT
Sanctions Pose No Threat to Russian-Chinese Wide-Body Airliner Project
The chief editor of Avia.ru, a popular Russian aviation news website and forum, believes that Western sanctions will have very little impact on the development of a Russian-Chinese long-haul airliner.
// Jan. 31, 2015 - 03:45 GMT
Cooperation With Russia Will Help Greece Escape Western Domination
A former economic advisor to the Reagan administration believes that Western banks and governments are a threat to Greek sovereignty and to its peoples' standard of living, and that only by re-aligning itself with Russia can Greece stave off these 'marauders.'
// Jan. 30, 2015 - 22:33 GMT
West to Face Risks If Disconnects Russia From SWIFT Payment System
While the West is threatening Russia with the new round of sanctions and even disconnection from SWIFT, experts say it would bring more harm than good to European businessmen.
// Jan. 30, 2015 - 02:45 GMT
Greece Disagrees With Anti-Russian Sanctions to Show Independence From EU
EU leaders asked the Foreign Affairs Council to consider new sanctions against Russia. The Greek Deputy Foreign Minister responded that the country is against those Western sanctions, as they damage the Greek economy.
// Jan. 29, 2015 - 13:04 GMT
EU Policy in Ukraine Could Result in Mass Exodus to Europe
Europe will have to consider building a wall on the border with Ukraine when millions of hungry and desperate Ukrainians will start sneaking into Europe, Professor at the Higher School of Economics believes.
// Jan. 29, 2015 - 03:05 GMT
S&P's Russia Downgrade Response to Western Political Views
Standard & Poor's ratings agency has lowered on Monday Russia's sovereign ratings to 'junk' status from BBB- to BB+ with negative outlook.
// Jan. 29, 2015 - 02:34 GMT