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Color revolutions and regime change in Georgia and Ukraine

In 2003 and 2004, a series of peaceful street protests broke out in Georgia and Ukraine, leading to new presidential elections in both countries. These movements were defined by Western observers as color revolutions and interpreted as democratic breakthroughs, capable of bringing about a political transformation in post-Soviet countries....

Prandin Federica
05.08.2019 14:52:56

The hubris of the American empire in the geopolitical realist and eschatological civilizational Russian vision: The Ukrainian conflict in continuation of the Great Game (2015)

AbstractSince the breakup of Yugoslavia and the USSR, the "colour revolutions" and the "Arab Spring" might have contributed to trivialize the events of February 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. It would nevertheless, be neglecting the importance of geopolitical factors involved in the Euromaidan and largely explaining the consequences of this popular revolt that led to a coup. This would also require disregarding history and the realist ...

Martinovic Marko
01.06.2018 09:24:30

Will Putin Take Advantage of Conflict With Kim to “Liberate” Belorussia?

... natural catastrophe of Harvey, likely Irma, and the warlike scenario emerging in North Korea. He may use the coming Zapad [West] maneuvers to launch a military intervention with his Little Green Men in Belorussia as he did in Crimea and then in eastern Ukraine three years ago. We predicted the invasion of the Crimea a day before it happened, and U.S. intelligence has already learned some of the Little Green Men are among Russian elite forces assembled at the Russian-Belorussian borders. Ominously, Latvia ...

Valenta Jiri and Leni
11.09.2017 12:50:22

EU - EAEU: the perspective from Berlin

... Agenda for Economic Cooperation. More than 200 recognized scientists, experts, stakeholders and policy-makers from numerous countries and organizations, especially from the EU and EAEU member states, but also from the USA, China, Turkey, South Korea, Ukraine and other states participated in the workshops.IIASA’s research has shown the big economic potentials of increased EU - EAEU economic cooperation, which is, however, in stark contrast with the present downward spiral of economic/trade relations....

Кофнер Юрий
04.09.2017 10:09:43

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?

... 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 it is Donald J. Trump ...

Kasonta Adriel
14.03.2017 14:21:00

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

... an “unrelenting assault” that quickly became the most intense campaign to date in the war and involved systematic targeting of hospitals (today, Russia and Assad are, with impunity, threatening whole parts of Aleppo with mass slaughter); Ukraine also saw Russian escalation. Kerry’s talks failed because the Russians were never serious about them, much like previous negotiations on both Syria and Ukraine had repeatedly failed. After some two weeks of these Russian war crimes, the ...

Frydenborg Brian
17.12.2016 22:44:00

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 ...

Frydenborg Brian
17.11.2016 16:11:00

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

... political cyberwarfare in election 2016. By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981) Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse on July 30th/31st, 2016 (MAJOR UPDATE August 15th with bombshell information on Manafort's dealings in Ukraine and also updated August 8th to note Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein's participation in the Moscow RT gala alongside Lt. Gen. Flynn) Andrew Harnik/AP; Reuters; The Washington Post AMMAN — When it comes to President ...

Frydenborg Brian
16.08.2016 17:46:00

A French perspective on the Ukrainian crisis

... presidency of Nicolas Sarkozy) played a great role in the negotiation process in Georgia in 2008, so its intervention today could only be well received by the actors. Secondly, France was present in Budapest in 1994 at the occasion of the Memorandum when Ukraine dismantled its nuclear arsenal. Finally, François Hollande - the president of the Republic, and its foreign minister - Jean-Marc Ayrault, are occidental leaders who have positive relations with Russia, which is also an asset to arbitrate ...

Boudet Anne-Emmanuelle
17.05.2016 11:22:00

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

My Russian friends used to annoy me when they insisted I could not understand Russia if I knew only Moscow and St. Petersburg. So I began to visit other Russian cities and surrounding countryside--Perm, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Izhevsk, Chelyabinsk, Kazan, Ufa, Krasnodar, Vladimir-Suzdal, Tuapse. My conclusion? My friends were right. These cities are not Moscow or St. Petersburg. But then, Oklahoma City, Provo Utah, Flint Michigan, and Columbus Ohio are not New York City or Washington D.C. There...

Eidlin Fred
30.04.2016 04:38:00

NATO Black Sea Flotilla. A reef in the Turkish Straits

... US with a naval support facility in Deveselu. This NATO flotilla would primarily rely on NATO Black Sea members naval capabilities (i.e. Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey), but would not be restricted to them, with prospects to join already offered to Ukraine and Georgia, while some Western navies would be contributing as well (in particular the US, Italian and German).[1] Taking into account that all Black Sea maritime countries have, at best, difficult relations with Russia, Romania’s proposal ...

Delanoe Igor
27.04.2016 12:26:00


The conference aims to provide a detailed analysis of the oil and gas markets of Central and Eastern Europe – Belarus, Visegrad countries (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary), Romania, Bulgaria, the Baltic states, Ukraine, the European part of Russia both in terms of regional retail, commercial and industrial consumption and in the context of international innovative pipeline and refining projects. The Republic of Belarus is the country with a modern, advanced,...

Dobircianu Sorin
09.04.2016 15:33:00

Berlin Alarmed by Aggressive NATO Stance on Ukraine

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/germany-concerned-about-aggressive-nato-stance-on-ukraine-a-1022193.html#sp.goto.blogcomment=8148 The huge gaps between General Breedlove's allegations and the facts provided by the German intelligence service (Bundesnachrichtendienst), lead one to wonder why he continues to make such allegations....

Eidlin Fred
11.01.2016 05:16:00

"Russkiy Mir" Revival of Russian/Soviet imperialism?

Comment on Brian Whitmore's RFE/RL podcast, “The Daily Vertical: Return Of The Russian World> http://www.rferl.org/content/daily-vertical-return-of-russian-world/27340254.html Not much understanding of Russkiy Mir or its role in Russian foreign policy in this podcast. Russkiy Mir is often represented as some new, strange, perhaps threatening concept cooked up in the Russian Foreign Ministry as part of a new Russian imperial project. Not so! Russkiy Mir existed long before even...

Eidlin Fred
03.11.2015 18:34:00

Jihadists in Ukraine, can the country be the new gateway for jihad in Europe?

The current situation in Ukraine is mostly considered as a simply conflict between pro-Russian insurgency and the Ukrainian government. But the truth has become far more complex and it is now a crucial security issue for EU and Russian governance. The employment of paramilitary ...

Zucconi Paolo
09.10.2015 12:00:00


The US space agency has forked out $490m for six seats for its astronauts to get to the ISS on board one of the Russian Federal Space Agency's (Roscosmos) Soyuz spacecraft. Nasa's space shuttles were stopped in 2011 as the organisation set about sending its astronauts to the ISS on board privately developed spacecrafts like SpaceX. However, a shortfall in funding from the US Congress has meant the space agency is down about a billion dollars on what it requested since 2011. As a result, the first...

Dobircianu Sorin
08.08.2015 10:48:00

Losing sight of human rights in Ukraine

... precedence over pervasive cultural and economic inequalities exacerbated by the conflict. If left ignored, these inequalities will most certainly outlive the conflict itself. One such dilemma currently facing civilians in rebel-held regions of southeastern Ukraine is that of economic insecurity via diminished access to financial resources. Pensions, ATM operations, and credit card usage in rebel-controlled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk have been suspended since early December as part of an economic blockade ...

Aubin Claire
07.04.2015 08:27:00

A Reality Check on U.S.-Russian Relations: Not Time to Relax, but Not Time to Panic, Either

... America, and the state of their relationship is the lack of measured and reasoned commentary. Make no mistake, though, the problems between Russia and America are serious and affect a whole host of major issues around the world from wars in Syria and Ukraine to global energy distribution, access, and prices, to space exploration and militarization, just to name a few. Perhaps this is understandable, given the nature of the history of the most serious, dangerous rivalry the world has ever seen. Sparta ...

Frydenborg Brian
27.02.2015 05:12:00

Six Questions that the Minsk Agreements Raise

... national referendum, will it be truly national? In other words, will all territories, including those is the Lugansk and Donetsk regions, be able to vote? How does this point relate to Point 9 about the restoration of full control over the state border of Ukraine in the event that the referendum delivers a negative result (a vote against the decentralization of Ukraine)? 5) Point 12. What exactly does “local government” mean here? Is it on the municipal level? Or will elections also determine ...

Тимофеев Иван
12.02.2015 17:07:00


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