”I Should Have Screamed More” – Saakashvili on 2008 War

Former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili opens up over the disappointments, betrayals and deals made in the run-up to the 2008 war.   IWPR: Looking back at things from a decade-long perspective, do you think the West has learned any lessons from the 2008 war?  Saakashvili: The thing is, the West is motivated by several […]

Will President Zelensky, with his own majority, overcome corruption in the country?

Corruption in Ukraine is an acute problem that has been going on for a long time. The fight against corruption has already become a “catch-all” slogan of many parties running for Parliament and presidential candidates. In almost all cases, the promise was never fulfilled. Sometimes, of course, parties or presidents broadcast the fight in the […]

Burying Hopes For A Peaceful Outcome Of Karabakh Impasse, Armenia Chooses War Option. But When?

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has buried hopes for a peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and left open only a war option. The sides have reached an impasse and now everyone guesses when the first shot will be made and who will be the first shooter. Well, we wonder what have made experts and […]

Russia’s hybrid war in Ukraine, counteraction and threats

  On Tuesday, July 30, this year, the first regional training in the framework of the NATO-Ukraine Platform was held in Odessa. The theme of this event was: “Hybrid war of the Russian Federation in Ukraine: how to recognize and prevent”. The main purpose of the event is to convey what challenges, threats, counteraction exist, […]

Burak Pehlivan: What to expect from Zelensky’s trip to Turkey

Volodymyr Zelensky, elected as president in Ukraine with a record 73 percent of the vote on April 21, also achieved an unprecedented absolute majority for his Servant of the People party in parliament in the July 21 election. His party now controls 254 out of 424 seats. With this victory, the public’s expectation will be […]

OSINT group reveals Russia’s anti-Ukrainian info campaign ahead of Zelensky’s visit to Turkey

It seems that in Libya, a real hunt has been launched for IL-76 aircraft, owned by companies with Ukrainian registration. Within less than two weeks after two Il-76TDs were destroyed at the Al-Jufra airfield, it became known that the Libyan National Army of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, supported by Moscow, launched a UAV airstrike at […]

In Ukraine, a Rival to Putin Rises

KIEV, Ukraine — He’s a quick-witted politician who understands the power of television, has broad public support at home and, perhaps not so important, sometimes takes off his shirt in public. And he is not President Vladimir V. Putin, Russia’s paramount leader of nearly 20 years. This is Volodymyr Zelensky, the former comedian who became […]

Putin’s Victory: Why Turkey And America Made Each Other Weaker

On July 16, President Donald Trump poorly articulated the first of what is expected to be two actions taken in response to Turkey’s purchase and acquisition of the Russian made S-400. In a meandering and error-filled statement, President Trump noted that “because they [Turkey] have a system of missiles made in Russia, they are prohibited […]

“Posing as Poles”: Russian intel sets up “vandalism” provocation, this time in Kharkiv

The expert recalls other recent meddling efforts made by Russia and its “mercenaries” in order to try to spark ethnic conflicts in Ukraine and discredit Ukrainian authorities in the international arena. For the second time in a week, unidentified perpetrators vandalized monuments to fallen Ukrainian Rebel Army (UPA) soldiers in Kharkiv’s Molodizhniy Park, both times […]

Russian Foreign Intelligence Service Is Alarmed By Belarusian-Western Normalization

Following predictions by Russian military intelligence (GRU) that the West wants to separate Belarus from Russia and incorporate it into the Western orbit (see EDM, February 22), Moscow’s civilian external spy agency, the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), expressed its own concerns about the ongoing normalization in diplomatic ties between Belarus and the West. And pointedly, […]