Beyond The Impeachment Drama: Why Ukraine Matters To America

The impeachment of President Donald Trump has thrust relations between the United States and Ukraine into the spotlight. This has amplified the ongoing debate over America’s ties to the former Soviet republic, with some questioning the wisdom of the current US commitment to Ukraine in its struggle against Russian aggression. Fox News has played a […]

Why Did The U.S. Kill Qassem Soleimani?

Executive Summary: The targeted killing of Qassem Soleimani was a major blow to the Islamic regime in Tehran. Soleimani misperceived and miscalculated Donald Trump’s intentions, took his aggressive designs a step too far, and crossed the American president’s red lines. President Trump wanted to disengage from the Middle East and showed much restraint in the […]

The Kremlin uses the Syrian campaign to reduce terrorist threat in Russia

Having intention to reduce tensions in the Caucasus and other Muslim highly concentrated regions of Russia, the Russian security services facilitated radical Russian citizens’ departure for areas of terrorist activity. Russia’s involvement in the military campaign in Syria gave Moscow green light to bring to Syria a significant number of people intending to join terrorist […]

Economic forecasters got the 2010s wrong. What will the next decade bring?

After the turn of the millennium, the United States suffered its weakest decade of economic growth in the post-World War II era, and served as ground zero of the global financial crisis. Forecasters predicted a long American decline. Instead, over the course of the 2010s, the United States staged a comeback as an economic superpower […]

With A Clear Vision Of Future, Turkey Set To Rebuild Self-Confidence To Pursue Own Agenda

With the national economy developing independently with no acute reactions to outside pressure, Ankara is realizing its price, role and possibilities to defend national interests. Once a country lacking in self-confidence, Turkey now takes control of its borders and chooses its potential allies, the founder of a U.S.-based think-tank said Wednesday Participating in a tech […]

Lindsey Graham Begins Senate Investigation Into The Bidens

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo requesting documentation on former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter’s work in Ukraine on Thursday, as the week’s public impeachment inquiry hearings in the House drew to a close.  In his two-page letter, Graham asked for a number of call transcripts, notes and communications involving […]

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 […]

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 […]

Russia’s military unit #92154 may relates to the NYT secret unit #29155 investigation

In its October 8th investigation article, the New York Times pointed on the unit #29155 as the base of mil intel unit responsible for Western Europe undermining clandestine operations may be incomplete and miss out of sight unit #92154 of Special operation forces of Russia based on the bank of Senezh lake. This lake is […]