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14 march
2017
Adriel Kasonta

Ukraine untold: Is it time for America to ignore Ukraine’s unsolved past, and sacrifice its core values and national interest on the alter of the post-Cold War blindness?

As we have just welcomed the year 2017, many geostrategic agencies and foreign policy pundits have already started sharing with us their political risk bets for the coming months.

In almost every of these predictions Russia, and inherently related to her case of Ukraine, is to be found at the top of the list.

Obviously, this would not mean anything extraordinary and could be perceived as a regular New Year’s update of the already appointed foreign policy path, if not for the fact that in in less than five days the inauguration of Donald Trump, who many times during his campaign suggested that wants to improve the recent tragic relations with Moscow, as the 45th President of the United States will be held.

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

18 november
2016
Viktor Katona

Will Ukraine be Gas Self-Sufficient?

From time to time, Ukrainian energy companies management voice an idea that should certain regulatory conditions be met, Ukraine will be able to provide itself with gas in the upcoming 5-10 years. Ukraine being self-sufficient with gas is an achievable aim. Though it is not due to the gas production growth, or discovering fabulous resources in the grounds of Ukraine, or massive improvement of the Ukrainian economy. It can be real, primarily because of the gas consumption steep fall in the recent 10 year.

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.

16 august
2016
Brian Frydenborg

Trump, Putin, Russia, DNC/Clinton Hack, & WikiLeaks: “There's Something Going on” with Election 2016 & It's Cyberwarfare & Maybe Worse: UPDATED 8/15

A close look at the tangled web of relationships involving Trump, his Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort, his campaign in general, Putin, Russia, and WikiLeaks in light of the DNC and Clinton-aimed related hacking is not reassuring.  Trump is fond of using the phrase: "There's something going on!" when he wants to imply a scandal without going into detail.  Well, "There's something going on" here and we will go into detail in this in-depth special report, more than any single article you will find anywhere, period.  Here is the one article to read on Trump, Putin, the Russian hacks, and political cyberwarfare in election 2016.

11 july
2016
Sergey Rekeda

“Minsk” takes a break until November

The Minsk agreements were slammed by many, and few believed they would be effective. There seemed to be a good reason to be skeptical – the post-Maidan authorities that were backed by the powerful western conglomerate did not see any benefits whatsoever in adhering to all of the provisions of the document. Indeed, Minsk II was never implemented by the end of 2015, which was the agreed deadline; however, it proved effective enough to contain the highly precarious situation in Donbass. In the past few weeks this has been obvious as never before.

17 may
2016
Anne-Emmanuelle Boudet

A French perspective on the Ukrainian crisis

The Ukrainian crisis, first political, turned out to be a geo-strategic issue, that could only be solved within the European continent. The Normandy format was initiated in Bénouville the 6th of June 2014 at the celebration of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, with the objective to allow a first encounter between Poroshenko and Putin. France is thus a facilitator for negotiations. What is the french postion on the conflict? What are possible recommendations to accelerate the resolution of the crisis?

30 april
2016
Fred Eidlin

What difference in mentality can be seen in different regions of Russia?

To some extent, regional differences are qualitatively different from those in America.  Not only Russian regions but most of the republics and regions of the former Soviet Union share a common civilization that runs through all ethnicities.  The differences between Kazan, Ufa, and Chelyabinsk are less noticeable than are the differences between France, Germany, and Italy, because of this shared civilization that runs through all of the former Russian Empire.  Like the United States, Russia is a melting pot, yet in Russia, ethnicities are more deeply-rooted and do not melt away to the extent they do in the US.  The reason is obvious.  America is a nation of immigrants.  Different ethnic groups have settled down in various regions, but they are not as firmly rooted as ethnic groups in the former Soviet Union are rooted in their home regions. 

27 april
2016
Igor Delanoe

NATO Black Sea Flotilla. A reef in the Turkish Straits

While NATO Warsaw Summit will be held in July 2016, a project originally crafted by Romania to create a Black Sea flotilla under the auspices of NATO is gaining traction. However, low defense budgets, limited Romanian and Bulgarian naval capacities, and Turkish dominance over the Straits question the viability of this project.

17 april
2016
Brian Frydenborg

Western Democracy Is on Trial, More than Any Time Since WWII

Sudden, shocking, disturbing, and largely self-propelled trends in America and Europe are doing more damage to Western democracy today than Soviet armies or nuclear missiles ever did during the Cold War