The only way to deter Putin is to arm Ukraine

Spring 2021 saw the biggest Russian military buildup on the Ukrainian border since the seven-year war between the two countries first erupted in 2014. While Moscow’s late April announcement of impending Russian troop withdrawals initially eased international concerns over the possibility of a new Kremlin offensive, current intelligence reports indicate that the vast majority of […]

What to Expect from Possible Meeting of US and Russian Presidents?

President Biden’s recent offer to meet with President Putin in mid-June for talks is still among the top news stories in the international news feed. Analysts and journalists are wondering where in Europe this meeting will take place. However, the location of the summit is obviously not the main thing in the upcoming event. The […]

The Second Karabakh War and Caspian Energy

On November 10, the second war in Nagorno-Karabakh ended with a Russia-brokered ceasefire agreement signed between Azerbaijan and Armenia. While the 44-day war caused severe damages to frontline settlements and civilian casualties on both sides, frequent missile attacks carried out by Armenia towards Azerbaijani cities and infrastructure beyond the frontline raised concerns not only in […]

Moscow Moving 15 Warships From Caspian Sea to Waters off Ukraine

The Russian Ministry of Defense announced today (April 13) that Moscow is sending 15 naval vessels from its Caspian Flotilla to waters off Ukraine to take part in military exercises there. Earlier, Russian and Ukrainian media had reported stories about a smaller number. Although the vessels must pass through a 100-kilometer-long canal with more than […]

Russian propagandists at it again, claiming Ukraine Army shelled Donetsk suburb, killing civilian at his home

Fake reports from the occupied territories are piling up. After the entire pool of Russian “blood-thirsty” propaganda pundits was deployed in the occupied Donetsk, it was worth expecting provocations that would be staged to imitate a Ukrainian offensive and shelling of the civilian neighborhoods in the stronghold of the “independent Donbas”. And so they kick […]

Russian intelligence inciting civil confrontation in Northern Ireland

Russian special services have launched influence operations in Northern Ireland, aimed at fomenting an internal conflict between Republicans and loyalists. The measures being taken are aimed at provoking civil conflict in the country. That’s according to Oleksandr Danyliuk, chief of Center for Defense Reforms, coordinator of the interagency platform on countering hybrid threats, operating within […]

Russia about to launch offensive in Southern Ukraine and stage false flag attacks

Russia is about to launch an offensive in Southern Ukraine. The strike is quite possible to be delivered from the annexed Crimea’s side and the breakaway territories of Donbas, in an effort to join them with Crimea, to get access to fresh water to meet the peninsula’s needs, and to have an overland link from […]

Propaganda squads deployed: Why Russian “blood-thirsty” journalists are coming to Donbas

The last few days have seen the arrival in occupied Donetsk of Russian journalists and war correspondents, known for spreading fake stories about the war in Donbas, Nagorno-Karabakh, Syria, and also for their participation in a number of other crimes. Moreover, it would be wrong, to put it mildly, to consider these men actual journalists […]

Tensions Between Ukraine And Russia Spark Fears Of War

Russian military movements in Crimea and along the Ukrainian border have sparked fears of a major escalation in Donbas. A full-scale war could break out in Ukraine’s eastern and even southern regions, under the pretext of protecting local Russian speakers from a potential assault by Kyiv. The military presence near the borders could be a warning to […]

The battle for the Arctic

The great powers have embarked on a new scramble for the Arctic, as profitable sea routes open up in melting ice. But unless we can salvage the region’s fragile ecology, all humanity’s fortunes will sink The Arctic might be one of the coldest regions on the planet but temperatures there are rising three times more […]