Russian Intrigues In The Middle East

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 […]

“Romanian threat”: Kremlin comes up with new scenario for Ukraine – OSINT expert

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 […]

As U.S. Pressure On Turkey Mounts Over S-400 Missile System, Russia Vows Timely Delivery

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 […]

Выборы в Европарламент: Европа между Макроном и Сальвини

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 […]

A Pitch for a Nationwide 5G Network Tailor-Made for Trump’s 2020 Campaign

Earlier this spring, Karl Rove, the veteran Republican strategist, was making the rounds in Congress to talk up Rivada Networks, a telecommunications company with a 5G business model predicated on partnering with the Department of Defense. Rove, a registered lobbyist for and investor in Rivada, met with staff members of the Senate Armed Services Committee […]

Populism And The People

They do not all look the same. But group them together and they clearly form a political family: Orbán, Erdoğan, Kaczyński, Trump, Modi, perhaps Netanyahu, Bolsonaro for sure. It would be a mistake to homogenise what are, after all, fundamentally different national trajectories: the causes of the rise of right-wing populism are not identical in […]