Presidential election in Moldova: Dmitry Kozak’s fiasco and Vladislav Surkov’s victory

In the Moldova elections, the Russian FSB-SVR was defeated, while the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces won. After 99.8% of ballots have been processed, it appears Maia Sandu won the second round of the presidential elections in Moldova, having gained more than 57% of the votes. Her rival incumbent […]

War In Karabakh: How Fake News Appears On Western Media

Many residents of the former Soviet bloc consider Western media to be a model of honest, unbiased journalism that can be trusted. And this is not surprising. It was in Soviet times that Radio Liberty, Voice of America, and the BBC openly spoke to people behind the Iron Curtain about the things that the authorities were hiding. Since […]

‘We Respect The Choice Of The American People’: China Congratulates Joe Biden’s Election Win

TOPLINE   Nearly a week after media outlets projected Joe Biden as the next U.S. president, China extended a cautious acknowledgement of the result on Friday as it joined a growing list of nations and world leaders to congratulate him, as well as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, on their election win. KEY FACTS Beijing’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson […]

Putin’s health rumors as a sign of power shift

The Kremlin is gearing up for Putin to release his grip on power amid constant rumors he is ill. This goes along with a tough fight by policy-makers and malfunction by government facilities and interagency regulation. Reports on Vladimir Putin’s poor health have been breaking in the media all too often recently.On November 6, for […]

What Points In Trilateral Karabakh Peace Deal Make Billionaire Satisfied

Russian-based ethnic Azerbaijani billionaire and former senator Farkhad Akhmedov is positive about the peace deal between Baku and Yerevan brokered by Moscow. After the ceasefire agreement entered into force, the guns on the Karabakh front are silent for the second day. But volleys at the information front are thundering with the same force and as if […]

GOP Texas lieutenant governor offering $1M for evidence of voter fraud

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) is backing President Trump‘s “efforts to identify voter fraud” by offering up to $1 million from his campaign for anyone to come forward with evidence from anywhere in the country.   Patrick said he is offering the reward to “incentivize, encourage and reward people to come forward and report voter fraud.” Anyone who […]

Israel Delivers Aid To Azerbaijan: Background & Implications

After a month and a half of fierce fighting over Karabakh and surrounding Armenian-occupied districts, Azerbaijan and Armenia agreed to a final ceasefire on November 10 (Daily Sabah, November 10). The deal leaves all areas Azerbaijani forces recaptured under Baku’s control. Azerbaijan’s decisive battlefield victories owe to multiple factors (see EDM, October 8, 19, 29, […]

Republican Philadelphia official responsible for vote counting says office getting death threats

The Republican city commissioner in Philadelphia whose office is responsible for counting votes in the city, said his staff has been receiving death threats since the count began there last week.  “From the inside looking out, it all feels very deranged,” Al Schmidt said during an interview that aired Sunday on CBS News’ 60 minutes. “At the end […]

The Balancing Act of Moscow, Or What Comparison Of Armenia’s & Azerbaijan’s Economic Indicators Reveal

Today marks the 40th day of Azerbaijan’s war in Karabakh against Armenia for the liberation of the occupied lands. Two regional powers of Russia and Turkey with their stances on the war are playing a pivotal role. Russia with a neutral position on the conflict in its backyard has so far contributed to the fair […]

“Albanian trace” in Russia’s big game to destabilize European Union

The other day, the leader of the partially recognized Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, after stepping down from the top post, was taken into custody by the Special Court in The Hague, as part of the proceedings into crimes against humanity. In the 1990s, Hashim Thaci headed one of the armed units that took part […]