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China in a Dilemma over its Support to Russia?

Although Beijing has extended firm diplomatic support to Russia during the Ukraine conflict, it appears unwilling to back Moscow in a whole-hearted manner to avert Western sanctions due to the fear of secondary sanctions. In an effort to stem growing suspicions over its ties with the Kremlin, China was sending a delegation headed ...

Fabbri Valerio
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29.04.2022 16:02:47

Threading the Needle: Turkey’s East-West Balancing Act

... West, but a political one as well, which has allowed it to pursue a largely independent foreign policy. There are four major areas in which Turkey has managed to set itself apart from Russia and/or the West: Syria, arms sales, the South Caucasus, and Ukraine. This balance is of the utmost importance for Turkey, both to establish itself as a major independent regional player and to maintain its essential trade ties with Russia, the EU, and the U.S. The ongoing confrontation in Ukraine is perhaps the ...

Breeding Nathan
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20.04.2022 13:02:51

Algeria: Europe’s New Energy Supplier and Russia’s Long-Time Arms Buyer

Since Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine began on February 24, 2022, Europe has sought to wean itself of the dependence on Russian energy, looking for alternatives to Russian-sourced oil and gas. Although Germany has proven hesitant to follow suite, Spain, Italy, Greece, and France have ...

Куинн Кэролан Роберт
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19.04.2022 15:36:19

Imran Becomes ‘Joker’ in Putin’s Operation in Ukraine

Russian President, Vladimir Putin, used Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan, as a temporary scapegoat to deflect attention as he was about to launch what the Kremlin calls a “special operation” in Ukraine. The long-planned, two-day visit to Moscow of Islamabad’s head of government marked the first such official state visit in two decades. Khan was “excited” to be in Moscow, although the visit turned out to be a risky gambit under the circumstances ...

Fabbri Valerio
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21.03.2022 19:16:22

Forcing the Correct Choice: Deterring Right-Wing Radicals and Preventing Threats to Nuclear Facilities in Ukraine

According to official statements by the Russian Federation, its army’s special military operation in Ukraine aims to both “demilitarize” and “denazify” the country. This operation is being carried out in a large state with a developed nuclear power industry, fairly powerful army (the largest in Europe outside of Russia and Turkey) and high firepower ...

Пашенцев Евгений
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09.03.2022 13:55:56

The ‘Thousand Grains of Sand’ To Acquire Ukrainian Military Technology

Ukraine’s rejection of the Chinese bid to buy a major stake in the Ukrainian aviation company Motor Sich through off-shore companies seems to have irked Beijing. Furthermore, Ukrainian authorities froze shares and imposed sanctions on Chinese individuals ...

Fabbri Valerio
Опубликовано:
18.02.2022 16:06:03

EU Policy towards Ukraine: Room for Improvement

With the reform process in Ukraine slowing down and no end to the conflict in the Donbass in sight, how successful has EU policy been in Ukraine?Source: 061.uaUkraine is deep in the integration process with the EU and although there are certainly many prominent voices in Ukraine ...

Eggerton William
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26.08.2021 12:44:08

A Pragmatic Approach to Peace in Ukraine

In 2013, conflict began to boil when the former Ukrainian president, Viktor Yanukovych, put off an agreement between Ukraine and the European Union, which was interpreted as choosing Russia over “the West.” Very shortly thereafter, the Euromaidan revolution occurred, with pro-Western Ukrainian nationalist forces overtaking the Ukrainian government. This did not ...

Fors Kristian
Опубликовано:
17.05.2021 11:25:41

Economic effects of Ukraine-EU DCFTA and of counterfactual integration with the Eurasian Economic Union

_ Yuri Kofner, junior economist, MIWI – Institute for Market Integration and Economic Policy. Munich, 12 January 2021.One of the main causes of the Ukrainian crisis in 2014 was the contradictory views between various groups, both within Ukraine and abroad, regarding the country’s possible future geopolitical and geoeconomics trajectory towards either closer integration with Russia as part of the EurasEC customs union (from 01.01.2015 the Eurasian Economic Union, EAEU) or integration ...

Кофнер Юрий
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12.01.2021 14:40:54

The West and Russia between a regional or an Eurasian power

... West also tried to inplement its sort of capitalism in Russia by sending US economist Jeffrey Sachs as Jelzin adviser who made the 100 day´s crash privatization leading to a economic desaster Sachs today is apolozing for. The Western interference in Ukraine lead to the situation that Putin intervened as he didn´t want another NATO state at his bordes and see the Black Sea Fleet vanished. In Ukraine there were Putinbashers as Mc Cain or Guido Westerwelle at the forefront of the Maidan . It would ...

Ostner Ralf
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25.12.2019 13:01:54

Disinformation 2020 – US elections, AI, deepfakes, manipulation

... revealing Ms. Clinton’s funding of and colluding with a foreign espionage agent from the UK, Christopher Steele, to create a false narrative on Trump. Evidence also surfaced that Democrats and Hillary Clinton’s team colluded with the then authorities in Ukraine to obtain damaging information on one of the Trump campaign staff, from years before he joined the campaign. Presenting a narrative in such an emotional way that facts lose meaning – The recent grandstanding on the environment, and the primal ...

Murlidhar Neel
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25.10.2019 11:06:48

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
Опубликовано:
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
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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
Опубликовано:
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
Опубликовано:
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
Опубликовано:
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
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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
Опубликовано:
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
Опубликовано:
16.08.2016 17:46:00

 

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