Russian official comments on expected schedule of Nord Stream 2 launch

The deputy prime minister stopped short of specifying an exact month. The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline bypassing Ukraine will start operating in mid-2020, said Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak. “In the middle of next year,” Kozak said, answering the question on when the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline would start operating, European Pravda […]

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 […]

“SAFE” ROUTE OF NORD STREAM 2

Denmark’s Energy Agency has granted Nord Stream 2 AG permission to lay part of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline on the country’s continental shelf, south-east of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea. According to the agency’s estimates, this route is the safest and most environment-friendly. As I have repeatedly emphasized, falling under the rule of […]

Iran Prepares For War With Israel

Israeli Prime Minister and Defense Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke on October 10, 2019, at the memorial for the fatalities of the October 1973 War, and focused on the rising Iranian threats to Israel. He strongly hinted at the possibility of both an Israeli preemptive military strike against Iran and the specter of a major protracted […]

Thin ice “Norman format.” Forecasts

During the Second World War, Normandy became the starting point for the liberation of Europe from the Nazi occupation by Allied forces. This operation is recognized as the largest joint landing operation in all of world history. However, this fact did not bring tangible progress in resolving the military conflict in eastern Ukraine. The theme […]

Russia’s military unit #92154 may relates to the NYT secret unit #29155 investigation

In its October 8th investigation article, the New York Times pointed on the unit #29155 as the base of mil intel unit responsible for Western Europe undermining clandestine operations may be incomplete and miss out of sight unit #92154 of Special operation forces of Russia based on the bank of Senezh lake. This lake is […]