Bundestag’s amendment ruins EU Energy Market Security and enhances Russo-German influence on it

The adoption of the amendments to the Gas Directive by the German Bundestag will lead to the destruction of the European gas market regulation system and the European energy security. Such actions will threaten the use of European gas supplies in the interests of the political influence of Russia and Germany on the EU market. […]

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 […]

Khalifa Haftar develops parallel economic systems in Libya

A central bank of eastern Libya controlled by LNA’s leader Khalifa Haftar stepped up deliveries of new banknotes from Russia this year as he accelerates his offensive on Tripoli to overthrow internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli and usurp power in the state. On November 1st, 2019 The Times of Malta reported that the security authorities […]

Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline receives final permit despite Trump efforts to torpedo it

BRUSSELS — Danish authorities Wednesday removed the final barrier to a natural gas pipeline between Russia and Germany that has drawn fire from President Trump, issuing a construction permit that could lead to the project’s completion within months. The decision by the Danish Energy Agency to allow the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to be laid […]

Russian propaganda set to launch another smear campaign targeting Ukraine Army – OSINT group

The story will reportedly feature a Russian national who “suffered” at the hands of Ukrainian troops. The Kremlin is preparing another large-scale provocation against Ukraine using an array of propaganda media and diplomatic resources, a Ukraine-based OSINT group reports. On October 25-27, reporters with the Russian propaganda RIA Novosti, REN-TV and Russia 24 TV, with […]

“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 […]