Kremlin information war as a run-up to the gas war

Almost immediately after Bundestag this Wednesday approved the Third EU Energy Package, Russians realized that the document doesn’t really meet their interests. Against this background, the initial euphoria over Denmark’s permit for building the Nord Stream 2 gas pipe section on its continental shelf evaporated, so the Kremlin decided to approach the key issue of […]

High Probability of Arab Spring-2 in MENA Region to Strengthen Russia’s Hand

The political crisis in some Arab world countries is highly probable to escalate into a new round of the Arab Spring today. Thus, destabilization of the MENA region will lead to global economic, migration and geopolitical consequences. Europe will be among the most affected regions, Russia being the main geopolitical beneficiary. Protests in Lebanon, Algeria, […]

History of Ukraine’s hardships

Within life, we are getting a lot of wounds and a lot of them can be healed. But there is some of them can’t be healed, or even forgotten, especially those that are on the body of a nation…on the body of the Ukrainian nation. This wound is Holodomor 1932 – 1933 that took a […]

Government resignation in Moldova as a win of Russia

The Sandu government resignation resulted from government pressure on corrupt officials and the use of oligarchic circles by Russia to strengthen the position of pro-Russian president Igor Dodon. A motion of no confidence in the government of Maia Sandu was approved on Tuesday, November 12, by 63 MPs out of 101 votes. The presidential Socialist party faction […]

Bundestag’s amendment ruins EU Energy Market Security and enhances Russo-German influence on it

The adoption of the amendments to the Gas Directive by the German Bundestag will lead to the destruction of the European gas market regulation system and the European energy security. Such actions will threaten the use of European gas supplies in the interests of the political influence of Russia and Germany on the EU market. […]

Ukraine Needs More Than Lethal Aid From the United States

It Needs a Partner in Peace In a 2015 episode of the Ukrainian television program Servant of the People, president-elect Vasyl Holoborodko practices for his inaugural meeting with Angela Merkel. Holoborodko is played by the comic actor Volodymyr Zelensky, who won Ukraine’s real-life presidential election in a landslide last May. “Shake her hand gently,” Holoborodko’s adviser chides […]

Russia’s weaponization of the Taliban

Russia’s support to the Taliban represents a serious problem that could jeopardise years of progress towards a peaceful resolution of the conflict. The Taliban, counting on the assistance of a great power, are likely to increase their efforts to overthrow the central government. For the Kremlin a strategy to weaponize the Taliban and provide other military […]

America’s Original Identity Politics

Rich Lowry’s Flawed Case for Nationalism “You know what I am?” U.S. President Donald J. Trump said at a rally in October 2018. “I’m a nationalist.” Rich Lowry’s The Case for Nationalism can be seen as a way of working through, and defending, what the president meant. As the editor of National Review, the prominent conservative magazine, Lowry […]

Bill Gates’ 5 Secrets To Happiness Are Surprisingly Affordable

It’s maddening, but sometimes Forbes readers dismiss the wisdom of a life coach. You tend to pay more attention to the life lessons delivered by billionaires. The problem is that while most life coaches are not very rich, most billionaires are not tremendously happy. So you can imagine my delight when, about 30 minutes into his most recent “Ask […]