U.S. sending advisor to Russian victory day parade as Trump snubs invitation

Some time ago, Russian media went exctatic over the unfounded assumption that world leaders would come to Moscow for the 75th anniversary of WW2 victory to attend the Red Square parade in Moscow. While France’s Emmanuel Macron openly declared his intention to attend, doubts remained about willingness of the rest of leaders. The Kremlin officials […]

Coronavirus vaccine test opens with 1st doses

SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. researchers gave the first shots in a first test of an experimental coronavirus vaccine Monday, leading off a worldwide hunt for protection even as the pandemic surges. With careful jabs in the arms of four healthy volunteers, scientists at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Research Institute in Seattle began an anxiously awaited […]

Ukraine’s Fate Will Shape Global Security – & Americans Should Care

Over the past five months of impeachment-related media coverage, American audiences have grown accustomed to hearing about Ukraine – but do they actually care? This was the question reportedly posed by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a January 24 post-interview exchange with NPR radio host Mary Louise Kelly.  Secretary Pompeo is certainly not […]

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 […]