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17 december
2016
Brian Frydenborg

The (First) Russo-American Cyberwar: How Obama Lost & Putin Won, Ensuring a Trump Victory

The story of how Russia won the (First) Russo-American Cyberwar because American President Barack Obama did not fight back and failed to protect America’s democracy from Russian President Vladimir Putin’s well-orchestrated, wide-ranging cyberassault, part of Russia’s wider war on Western democracy

17 november
2016
Brian Frydenborg

EXCLUSIVE: Top Trump Aides’ Deeper & Linked Roles in Putin Agenda Revealed; Russian Mafia Nexus With Trump & Aides Goes Back Years

New threads in the Team Trump/Team Putin tangled web show Manafort and Page linked to each other as part of a Russian plot to control Ukraine and also show a mutual Russian mafia godfather linking them with each other and Trump, providing even deeper and more fertile ground on which to question Trump’s pro-Russia, Pro-Putin positions and their origins. Author's note: this is the most important article I have ever written in my life; please share with as many people as possible as soon as possible, as this is a matter of national importance before the election that the major media outlets have missed and not to their credit.

10 november
2016
Sergey Rekeda

Georgia Reconsidering Russia

The end of October was marked by the second round of parliamentary elections in Georgia. The governing party Georgian Dream is celebrating the victory. And there is a reason to celebrate: the party not only won the legislative polls, but also preserved the country control levers. The current situation in Georgia implies that the second is the automatic result of the first.

20 october
2016
Anna Nadibaidze

‘Brexit’ and ‘Belgradentry’: Serbia’s Accession to the EU after Brexit

Despite Brexit, the EU continues to remain committed to Serbia’s accession negotiations. However, progress is slow, and will be even slower as other issues become the priority in EU affairs. While the slow tempo might frustrate Serbian officials and society, this will not automatically lead to the growth of Russian influence, at least not in Serbian political institutions. Thus, Brexit will have some effects on the Serbian population’s perception of the EU, but it is unlikely to radically reverse the pro-European trend.

09 october
2016
Anna Tikhonova

Russian Gas Projects in the Context of New Paradigm

Today, Russia remains the second largest gas producer after the US. However, its leverage ability is being challenged by the slowdown of world economy, political turmoil “appearance of illegal and cheap oil” on the market, as well as the overall strive to develop new energy sources in the view of global warming. That being said, a plummeted oil price (going lower than 50$ ‘leverage level’) could be utilized to boost local demand and, as a consequence, increase production in order to avoid low profits.

25 september
2016
Fred Eidlin

Could Putin take advantage of Europe if it starts to collapse?

Russia’s problems are mainly with the EU as an ideological quasi state project. The EU wants Russia to deal with the EU center in Bruxelles rather than with individual member states on many important issues. Unfortunately for Russia, EU institutions tend to be ideologically anti-Russian. Moreover, the EU and many individual politicians across its member states regard Russian attempts to deal with individual EU members as attempts to create disunity within the EU. I think it would be more accurate to say that Russia is struggling to break the hold of the ideological EU on its individual members. Naturally, Russia’s interests here tend to overlap with those of the Euro skeptics.

29 august
2016
Valeriya Ruzakova

The EU Strategy for the Arctic: an Integrated Approach 2016

On April 27, 2016 High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice-President of the European Commission F. Mogherini has approved a Joint Communication by the European Commission to the European Parliament and the Council «An integrated European Union policy for the Arctic» . This article gives a review of the document’s contents, as well as analyzes its correlation with the Russian priorities in the Arctic, its potential meaning for the regional international cooperation.