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Troubled F-35 becomes latest coronavirus casualty after Pentagon puts the brakes on further tests

Tests being carried out on the delayed and over-budget F-35 have been suspended as part of a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus, the Pentagon has announced. The fighter plane has already suffered a string of pricey setbacks.

Super Tuesday emboldened the USA

The results of Super Tuesday in the USA, an important day when fourteen states hold both Democratic and Republican primaries, showed that the Democrats still do not have a clear leader, RISS expert Ilya Kravchenko says. Bernie Sanders won five large states and Joe Biden nine. Sanders won in California, the state with the largest number of delegates, and Biden scored a majority of Democratic votes in Texas.

Democrats don’t have a clear presidential candidate yet

The US Democratic Party failed to nominate a single presidential candidate as Republicans rally around President Trump, RISS expert Ilya Kravchenko says. According to preliminary calculations, the current President won at least 80% of the vote in the Republican primaries.

US-China trade deal is just a temporary truce

The USA and China signed an initial "Phase One" trade agreement on January, 15. "Americans wanted to make sure that everyone would remember this trade deal as an epoch-making event of historic significance. The signing ceremony was attended by more than 200 high-ranking guests. President Trump highlighted that the U.S.-China trade agreement was a deal of global importance," RISS expert Vyacheslav Kholodkov said.

Middle East conflicts in 2020: to be continued

Christmas holidays have not bring de-escalation of the Middle East conflicts. Recent military activities in the Middle East have lead to the further increase of tensions in the region, RISS expert Vladimir Fitin believes. "This is due to the assassination of General Qassem Suleimani. He was the commander of the Iranian special Quds Force. His killing has sharply worsened relationship between the U.S and Iran," the analyst said.

Washington can’t stop Nord Stream 2 pipeline

The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will be finished despite all the obstacles, RISS expert Mikhail Belyaev believes. He recalled that Switzerland-based Allseas involved in the project had suspended its pipe-laying activities due to the U.S. sanctions.

U.S. technological leadership in the area of high performance computing

Yaroslav Selyanin

Technological leadership as the main condition for global dominance

Military power factor in the modern U.S. strategy

Sergey Ermakov

Military force remains an essential tool of the U.S. foreign policy

Tensions between Turkey, U.S. soar

U.S.-Turkey relations are escalating. The U.S. Senate recently recognized the 1915 Armenian genocide. The USA is also considering sanctions against Turkey over Russian S-400 purchase. Ankara immediately reacted to the situation. President R.Erdogan threatened to close two strategic military bases used by the United States – Incirlik and Kurecik. He also announced that the Turkish Parliament could adopt a resolution on the genocide of Native Americans.

The transformation of the U.S. naval power

Dmitry Chizhov

USA may create a new fleet architecture to compete with Russia and China