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Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2173
Bulletins - December 12, 2017
 

Russia's Olympic dreams in peril;
Shilling for Syria at the UN

 
Red Robots Rising: Behind The Rapid Development Of Russian Unmanned Military Systems
Articles - December 12, 2017
 

Over the last five years, the Russian Federation has made great strides in designing, testing, evaluating, and fielding a variety of unmanned military systems, including land, air, and sea-based models. Russian media is full of announcements and analyses of the use and specification of what I call red robots, while Russia's foray into Eastern Ukraine and Syria afforded Moscow a rare opportunity to field and operate such machines in combat

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2172
Bulletins - December 11, 2017
 

Deepening tensions over RT designation;
A lucrative Mideast arms market


 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2171
Bulletins - December 7, 2017
 

A new nuclear disaster?;
Ceding the initiative on Syria

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2170
Bulletins - December 6, 2017
 

Those other "foreign fighters";
The secret of Putin's success: Russia's "genetic code"

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2169
Bulletins - December 5, 2017
 

Shaping Syria's political future;
Kremlin outrage over Twitter ban

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2168
Bulletins - December 4, 2017
 

Securing the Kerch Strait;
More freedom of action against "undesirable" organizations

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2167
Bulletins - December 1, 2017
 

Syria's plight, Russia's profit;
Sobchak makes a splash

 
Defense Technology Monitor - No. 22
Bulletins - December 1, 2017
 

Wirelessly charging drone subs;
The Pentagon's new EW strategy;
Reconsidering "Rods from Gods";
The hazards of hacked robots;
New military applications for AI

 
US Would Be Wise To Prepare For EMP Attacks On Its Cities
Articles - November 29, 2017
 

Imagine that a hostile nation - say, North Korea - fires a nuclear-tipped missile at the United States. The missile detonates in the upper atmosphere above a major American city such as Los Angeles, releasing a cascade of charged electrons that damages and destroys all technology and electrical systems within line-of-sight of the explosion. Vital infrastructure on the country's Western seaboard is incapacitated. Large swathes of California and parts of Nevada lose power. Stores, social services and emergency functions that rely on electricity begin to break down, as disorder spreads and the death toll climbs.