Spy passions or the Ukrainian “shoe about to drop” for Mr.Trump

A year and a half ago, CNN released a half-joking story that compared the width of the legs of the classic “dictatorial” costumes of US President Donald Trump and DPRK President Kim Jong-un. “Forget about the arms race – we are talking about the trouser race,” CNN said. It seems that the scandal surrounding the […]

How Turkey Managed To Escape Tough Sanctions Amid Confrontation With EU & U.S.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has succeeded in hitting where it hurts the European Union and the U.S., and those sore spots made it possible for Ankara to deviate from its traditional pro-Western course that Turkey once consistently remained loyal but got nothing in return for loyalty and one of the key NATO ally. Recep […]

U.S. extraction of top spy leaves chairs rocking under senior Russian officials – media

Among other things, Smolenkov allegedly conveyed to Americans plenty of valuable intelligence on military issues. The story of a CIA mole in the Russian government, Oleg Smolenkov, who recent media reports say was exfiltrated to the U.S. via Montenegro back in 2017 amid looming threats of being exposed, led to negative consequences for a number […]

Military Options Against Iran Realistic As U.S. Reveals Who Is Behind The Saudi Drone Attack

The attacks on Saudi oil facilities that took off 5.7 million bpd from global oil production were launched from southwestern Iran, a U.S. government official claims. A team of U.S. security experts who traveled to Saudi Arabia to examine the wreckage of the drones and cruise missiles fired against Aramco’s Khurais field and the Abqaiq […]

To Counter China, Out-Invent It

Trump’s Trade War Ignores the Real Threat From Beijing China’s economic strategy is no secret. In the short term, Beijing will grow the country’s economy by manufacturing and exporting cheap, globally competitive goods. Over the longer term, it will build the capital, infrastructure, and expertise necessary to make the country an innovation powerhouse. China is […]

Italy’s Precarious Triumph Over Populism

Reports of Matteo Salvini’s Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated Last month, Matteo Salvini, leader of Italy’s right-wing populist Lega party, attempted a Machiavellian power move. Hoping to take advantage of his soaring popularity, he brought down his own government, with the clear intention of forcing elections that would return him as Italy’s uncontested strongman. To his […]

The Telegram Phenomenon

The tool used to sustain and coordinate protests is a young, encrypted messaging service called Telegram. Its unique privacy and security features and resistance to the state has made Telegram more popular than its larger rivals, WhatsApp and WeChat. What is this communication phenomenon? Since March 2019, residents of Hong Kong have been protesting the […]

James Bond is From Odessa

Everyone knows the world’s most famous secret agent, James Bond. British author Ian Fleming’s hero has been a box office star for more than half a century. Bond is celebrated around the globe for his brilliant mind, wild adventures, and debonair charm. “Women want him, and men want to be him”. What most people don’t […]

Ukrainian “footprint” in Libyan civil war Russian disinformation– media

Undoubtedly, Moscow is determined to vilify Ukraine’s image in the eyes of the international community, the report stresses. Several episodes where Il-76TD turbofan strategic airlifters, owned by Ukraine-registered companies were damaged or destroyed in war-torn Libya sparked a series of reports in Russian information outlets claiming the aircraft had been smuggling weapons to both sides […]

Why did Trump fire his advisor Bolton?

The dismissal of US National Security Advisor John Bolton coincided with three seemingly little related events. Firstly, there was an information leak to journalists of Politico; it was connected with Trump’s decision to temporarily freeze financial assistance to Ukraine for defense needs. Bolton then flew to Kiev and tried to negotiate with the administration of […]