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Russia’s New Friends in the Afghan Taliban

In response to growing concerns about the Islamic State’s growing strength throughout Afghanistan, Russia is now pursuing a military alliance with the Afghan Taliban, under the concept that “my enemy’s enemy is my potential ally.” The Russian courtship of the Taliban began some time prior to Taliban’s dramatic …

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Russia’s Northern Fleet Servicemen Begin Counterterrorism Training

The servicemen of Russia’s Northern Fleet have begun comprehensive training to counter terrorism in three regions, the fleet’s spokesman said Saturday. “This morning, comprehensive training to counter terrorist threats in locations of basing of forces and troops of the navy began in the garrisons of the Northern Fleet,” Vadim Serga said. According to the official, the exercises will have …

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