Belarus Between EU Imperialism and Russian Occupation

In the Republic of Belarus, presidential elections were held on 9 August 2020. The current President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko is the winner of the presidential elections at which he won 80.23% of the votes. The turnout at the elections was 84.23%. However, the opposition candidates expressed their discontent over the results of the elections. […]

Why Did Erdoğan Convert Hagia Sophia Into A Mosque?

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan recently converted Hagia Sophia from a museum into a mosque, a decision that apparently involved no consultation and was executed swiftly after a surprise announcement. What were Erdoğan’s true motivations in taking this provocative step? Hagia Sophia (“Holy Wisdom” in Latin) was built in the 4th century as […]

Van ambush outside Kharkiv: gaining political points by classic scenario

Representatives of the “Patriots For Life!” organization have been reportedly attacked as they were riding in a van just outside Kharkiv. The ambush that is reported to have involved gunfire has clear signs of a bloody show for the media, staged by the pro-Russian Opposition Bloc — For Life (OPZZh) political force. I never enjoy […]

German Tests Indicate Kremlin Critic Navalny ‘Poisoned’

The Charite hospital treating gravely ill Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny since he was medically airlifted to Germany two days earlier says that its tests indicate he was “poisoned.” Navalny “is in an intensive-care unit and is still in an induced coma,” it said on August 24, adding that his health “is serious but there […]

Freudian slip of Belarus occupation

Russia traditionally tries to project its crimes or its involvement in certain events onto other governments. History saw a huge number of such examples, from the Winter War of 1939, when the USSR accused the Finnish side of shelling its territory (the Mainila incident), to 2014, when Russian propaganda showed photos of Russian troops executing […]

Meet the martyr: Regime’s victim or the missing piece in a controlled chaos plot puzzle

In Minsk, in a forest park, literally a day before the largest protest in the capital, the body of a demonstrator was found, hanged under suspicious circumstances. It seems that the protests in Belarus have found a suitable symbol in the form of a sacred sacrifice. Of course, the topic is not very simple to […]

Russia plotting “Gleiwitz” incident for Belarus

There is a growing threat of a provocation by a third party at Belarus’ border with Poland and Lithuania. After dozens of Russian spies were uncovered in Belarus, military attaches were expelled on espionage suspicions and in the spring of 2019 Russian ambassador Mikhail Babich was kicked out, while Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko was regularly […]

Belarusian George Floyd — here it comes…

Russian journalists are molding a Gorge Floyd out of an activist killed in Minsk on August 10. On the morning of August 10, I published an article “Hybrid Belarus urgently needs its own hybrid George Floyd” where, describing the previous night’s developments in Minsk, I emphasized that a sacred victim is needed to catalyze destructive […]

The Iranian Nuclear Program As A Catalyst For The Israel-UAE Peace Agreement

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Many factors contributed to the peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, but it appears that the primary contributor was Israel’s steadfast stand against Iran’s nuclear program and its military expansion in the region. Following the Khomeini revolution in 1979, nuclear weapons development became Iran’s flagship project. This effort was initially […]

Alarm Bells In Ukraine As Lukashenka Calls On Putin To Rescue His Crumbling Regime

While the drama of Belarus’s unexpected revolution has been unfolding, significant collateral damage has been done to official relations between Minsk and Kyiv. These deteriorating bilateral ties place in question the acceptability of Minsk as the venue for peace negotiations aiming to bring the six-year undeclared Russo-Ukrainian War to an end. Meanwhile, with beleaguered Belarusian […]