Tag: World War III

Russian Aircraft Fall, Donald Trump Rises – This Week’s Interpreter Podcast

November 25, 2015

Turkey has shot down a Russian jet in Syria, ISIS has conducted a massive attack in Europe, the world is debating how to solve the crisis in the Middle East, and Russia has once again made its way back into the headlines. This week Boston College Professor Matt Sienkiewicz and The Interpreter‘s managing editor James […]

In Nuclear Age, ‘Politics Is the Continuation Of War By Other Means’

January 28, 2015

Staunton, January 27 — Many people are operating under the misapprehension that nuclear weapons make war impossible: they don’t. Rather they simply change the way in which war is conducted, with each side employing as weapons many things that no one would have called weapons before, according to Dmitry Yuryev. Indeed, the Moscow analyst says, […]

Sending Russian Troops into Ukraine Could Lead to World War, Former Soviet Defense Minister Says

June 23, 2014

Staunton, June 21 – If any more evidence were needed to prove that Vladimir Putin is far more reckless and aggressive than his predecessors at the end of Soviet times, it has been provided by Dmitry Yazov, who served as Soviet defense minister from May 1987 until being dismissed for his participation in the August […]

Ukraine Liveblog Day 14: Could a Cold War Turn Hot Today?

March 3, 2014

Russia has vowed that its troops will stay until the situation in Ukraine is “normalized,” Russian troops are demanding that the Ukrainian bases they have surrounded surrender before the day is out, and two people beaten by pro-Russian crowds in Kharkiv have died. Is today the day when this standoff between Ukraine’s new government and […]

A False Start (How the World Avoided World War III)

September 13, 2013

On September 3rd, a somewhat puzzled world awoke to a hyperventilating Russian media. The report making its rounds in the Russian press, translated by The Interpreter, said that Russian radar systems had recorded a ballistic missile launch over the Mediterranean. Eventually, the Israeli government stated that it had conducted a test of a missile defense […]