“Italian Holiday” for Russian military intelligence

As the first Il-76 military cargo plane took off to Italy carrying the “from Russia with love” humanitarian aid, concerns were raised that it wasn’t love that these Russian military planes were bringing to a NATO Ally. In fact, instead of health ministry experts, the deployed group consists of high-ranking officers of Russia’s defense ministry […]

Story with Russian “humanitarian convoy” deployed in Italy to “help combat coronavirus” continues

The Italian newspaper La Stampa, citing its own sources among high-ranking officials and the General Staff of the county’s Armed Forces, reports that most part of Russia’s “assistance” brought in the territory of a NATO Ally on 14 planes in fact isn’t helping at all. “80% of what was brought in by Russia is absolutely […]

Baltics Call for Unified European ‘Frontline’ Against Russian Disinformation

In light of the three Baltic States’ and other Central and Eastern European countries’ continued struggle against Russian disinformation, Latvian President Egils Levits emphasized that international law needs to be improved to promote cyber security and limit sovereign countries’ vulnerabilities to information warfare (President.lv, February 14).  Speaking at this year’s Munich Security Conference (February 13–16), […]

Macron’s One-Way Street To Russia

French President Emmanuel Macron is leading the charge in Europe to set out a new strategy with Russia. His goal is to end Russia’s sense of isolation and alienation, as he explained during the 2020 Munich Security Conference, which took place on February 14–16. Macron believes Russia is essential for Europe’s security. Without engaging its […]

EU’s Recent Resolution Again Supports Azerbaijan’s Territorial Integrity

The restrained criticism by President Ilham Aliyev of the EU’s Eastern Partnership (EaP) project, voiced by him in an interview at the end of 2019, had its impact on decisions of European institutions. We should recall that speaking about the future of the EaP, the president raised serious questions regarding the non-obviousness of the prospects […]