Ukraine’s Petroleum-Sector Challenges: Raising Domestic Output & Cutting Corruption

Volodymyr Zelenskyy inherited formidable challenges when he was elected Ukraine’s sixth president this spring, including a Kremlin-backed war with “separatists” in the east, deep-rooted corruption, and an ongoing natural gas dispute with Russia. Ukraine is now responding to the gas discord by trying to negotiate an extension of a long-term contract with Russia, filling its […]

Reactions to Azeri Advancement In Western Direction Of Border Turn Out To Be Complete Surprise For Armenia

The ongoing dangerous confrontation in Azerbaijan’s separatist Nagorno-Karabakh has further escalated and switched to the state borders between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the western direction, where a series of border skirmishes have claimed several lives and threaten to grow into an unavoidable and large-scaled war. Contrary to traditional summer tranquility of previous years, August 2019 […]

Ukraine’s Petroleum-Sector Challenges: Raising Domestic Output & Cutting Corruption

Volodymyr Zelenskyy inherited formidable challenges when he was elected Ukraine’s sixth president this spring, including a Kremlin-backed war with “separatists” in the east, deep-rooted corruption, and an ongoing natural gas dispute with Russia. Ukraine is now responding to the gas discord by trying to negotiate an extension of a long-term contract with Russia, filling its […]

Israeli, Saudi, and Emirati Officials Privately Pushed for Trump to Strike a “Grand Bargain” with Putin

During a private meeting shortly before the November, 2016, election, Mohammed bin Zayed, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, floated to a longtime American interlocutor what sounded, at the time, like an unlikely grand bargain. The Emirati leader told the American that Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, might be interested in resolving the conflict in […]

Ten Reasons Why Trump Should Visit Ukraine

Barack Obama never visited Ukraine as president, and he was the only US president that didn’t visit independent Ukraine while in office. President Donald Trump should. Ukraine has embarked on a massive overhaul of the country and here are ten reasons why the US president should pay a visit. Opportunities for US business are significant. […]

Angela Merkel spoke about the Belarusian nuclear power plant

As you know, the Lithuanian authorities have repeatedly stated that they are concerned about the safety of the Belarusian nuclear power plant under construction and have turned to international structures for support. Official Minsk strongly disagrees with these claims. This topic was once again touched upon during the visit of the President of Lithuania to […]

Fake “Varta” armored vehicle in Syria, or another hybrid attempt to discredit Ukraine

So, ladies and gentlemen, as expected, the wave of attempts to tar Ukraine on the weapons theme is still ongoing, and it’s once again the same players that are playing the dirty game. Today, a LiveJournal blog “Diana Mikhailova” (supervised by the Russian GRU-affiliated expert Ruslan Pukhov), already familiar to us in the wake of […]

Pro-Kremlin Actors Fuel Anti-Turkish Sentiment In Georgia To Divert Attention From Russia

Over the past few months in Georgia, the spread of narratives regarding the threat of “Turkish expansionism” has intensified, as a number of pro-Kremlin actors, including media outlets and far-right Facebook pages, have increasingly characterized Turkey as an emerging existential threat for Georgia. Turkey and Georgia have built a strong economic, diplomatic, and strategic relationship […]

Ukraine’s Deputy MFA on video of Moscow police’s attack on female protester: Interesting to see PACE reaction

The uniformed officer staggers the woman with a punch in her stomach. Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Yehor Bozhok has commented on a video that shows a uniformed officer punch a detained female protester in the stomach during an August 10 demonstration in Moscow, Russia. “This disgusting moment should be demonstrated at the […]

For the first time in 20 years. Why is Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu going to Kiev

After a 20-year break, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will pay an official visit to Ukraine. In addition to resolving interstate issues, his arrival in Ukraine can be considered part of the election campaign on the eve of early parliamentary elections. What topics can be raised during his meetings in Kiev, as well as how […]