Ukraine’s new president says he wants to end the Russian-backed war in the country’s east. However, it won’t be easy. There are at least seven dangers of engaging with the occupied territories of the Donbas. The first danger is that a class of highly educated and trained leaders is completely absent. All key positions, whether […]
This month, 18 countries are participating in a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) naval exercise in the Baltic Sea. The Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) exercise is noteworthy because it will be led by the 2nd Fleet of the United States Navy, which was disbanded in 2011 but reconstituted in 2018 with a wide area of operations […]
Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s recent landslide victory in Ukraine’s presidential election over incumbent Petro Poroshenko has spawned intense speculation. The most intriguing is the assertion that we are witnessing the long-awaited emergence of a “new” Ukraine that is no longer divided along overlapping regional, ethnic, and linguistic fault lines because Zelenskyy won in all of the country’s […]
Experts and journalists sat down in Kyiv to discuss consequences of Russia’s move to issue passports to Ukrainians living in the occupied territories of Donbas and attempts to find effective mechanisms for countering the aggressor. “When we talk about ‘passportization’, this is an absolutely typical move taken in the conditions of annexation. But in […]
Ukraine’s recent presidential election demonstrates that the country needs an effective independent public broadcaster more than ever.
On June 28-29, the G20 Summit will be held in Osaka, Japan, to which both Russian and American leaders are invited.
Russian diplomacy is well known for its apparent readiness to engage with all parties to the multiple conflicts in the Middle East, and this characteristic has recently produced another awkward tangle of opportunistic intrigues. President Vladimir Putin fancies himself a master of communicating with difficult counterparts, but he is by no means a grandmaster capable […]
It is “extremely important” that Ukraine analyze all Russian information attacks. Ukrainian MP and coordinator of the Information Resistance OSINT Group Dmytro Tymchuk says a provocative video about the hypothetical seizure by Romania of Ukraine’s Chernivtsi region in 2022 is being actively spun by Russian propagandists, which may be part of the Kremlin’s plan to […]
Passions run high around S-400 missile defense system purchased by Turkey but not yet delivered as well as a possible war in the Persian Gulf between Iran and the U.S. and with possible involvement of Arab countries and Israel on the side of Washington. The delivery of S-400 missile defense systems to Turkey is going […]
Вот уже как год я пытаюсь объяснить нашим европейским партнёрам из различных правительственных организаций, что результаты выборов в Европарламент вообще ничего не значат: вся эта победа людей, выступающих за единую Европу, – обыкновенная блажь. Ведь абсолютно не важно, что проевропейским силам удастся создать широкую коалицию, прибавив к своему блоку либералов Макрона, важно другое – продолжающийся […]