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 […]

China’s Growing Interest In Ukraine: A Window Of Opportunity Or A Point Of Concern?

During his recent visit to Ukraine, on August 28, United States National Security Advisor John R. Bolton forcefully argued against Kyiv permitting the selling of a controlling stake in Motor Sich—one of the world’s largest manufacturers of advanced engines for civil and military airplanes and helicopters—to China’s Beijing Skyrizon Aviation. Such a decision would be […]

Statement by the Spokesperson on the non-recognition of Russian local elections in the Crimean peninsula

Local and regional elections were held in the Russian Federation on 8 September and in the Crimean peninsula. The European Union does not recognise the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by the Russian Federation, and continues to condemn this violation of international law. Therefore, the European Union does not recognise the holding of elections in the Crimean […]

Trump tries to force Ukraine to meddle in the 2020 election

UKRAINE’S NEOPHYTE president, Volodymyr Zelensky, took a big step this week toward proving that he will be, as he promised, the most pro-reform president in Ukraine’s history. On Monday, he laid out a breathtakingly ambitious five-year plan including virtually every measure the International Monetary Fund and Western governments have urged on Ukraine in recent years, […]