Russia Plans $1 Billion Investment in Venezuela’s Gold, Diamond Projects

Russia could be looking to invest up to $1 billion in Venezuela’s mining projects with a focus on gold and diamonds, according to Russian media reports. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro met in Moscow on Wednesday in what was Maduro’s fourth visit in the last two years. The sum of…

Russia’s Strategy: Built on Illusion

Strong powers can underplay their hands and afford to make mistakes. Weak powers, on the other hand, need to exaggerate their power and be far more precise in its use. Power is like money; the less you have, the more you need to flaunt it and the fewer mistakes you can afford to make. But…