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Cambodia’s current government is the face of tropical Fascism

There is no hope that the authoritarianism that the world sees in places like Russia, China and Cambodia can ever be interpreted as a peaceful and benign phenomenon, or that it should be accepted by an implicit racist or discriminatory assumption that some cultures just don’t have a democratic tradition and aren’t quite capable of ever developing one.

Georgia has shown the world that a Kremlin project can be defeated

In early March, the world’s attention was on Georgia. We saw massive protests fueled by anger, concerns and fear, and eventually, we witnessed a...

Could this be the end of the Chekist renaissance?

Russia's once all-powerful successor to the KGB - the FSB - is watching its status crumble after major military defeats in Ukraine.

Putin threatens global security with renewed nuclear saber rattling

Putin's maniacal compulsion to start a nuclear war is not just a sinister ultimatum to world peace, it is simply mad.

Contemplating evil in Ukraine

According to the Geneva Conventions, Russia is perpetrating genocide against the Ukrainian people.

Ex-Magna CEO could take control of Volkswagen’s assets in Russia 

The Russian media reported that Volkswagen AG could sell its Russian business – including an assembly plant and an internal combustion engine producer –...

Could the EU backtrack on personal sanctions against some Russians?

The European Union is in talks about removing sanctions on some 40 Russians. The individuals were sanctioned on the basis of their alleged involvement...

A message to the Russian people

I begin to write to you in the quiet moments of the night, having been once again awakened by the wailing sirens that warn...

The West’s disunity stems from the latent Russophilia; anti-Anglo-Americanism of key EU nations

If you personify countries by combining their politics with their national identity, it's amazing how representative the characters are. For example, the UK is...

Conflict in Ukraine and Kosovo are connected

Vladimir Putin claims that protecting ethnic Russians justifies military action against Ukraine. Putin’s concern for Ukraine’s Russian minority is bombastic. His greater global goal...

Ukraine’s president is using the ‘Kremlin excuse’ to ban media that doesn’t always agree with him

On the eve of his meeting with US President Joe Biden on September 1, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky pulled the plug on the opposition...

Mikheil Saakashvili – The post-Soviet space’s once and future buffoon

It isn't every day you find yourself talking to a major figure of recent history, especially not one who has staged both a successful...

A monster miracle from a cave

In the history of sport, there have been many unforgettable victories. True testaments of teams achieving the unthinkable. The 1980 Winter Olympics men’s hockey...

A fiscal pandemic on the EU’s eastern border may eventually strike at the heart of Europe

The economic crisis in the European Union that was caused by the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has slowly started to subside after months...

It’s hard to make friends but easy to lose them: A tale of Russia’s self-inflicted isolation

In recent years Estonia did its best to develop an engaging and pragmatic approach towards Russia. In April 2019, President Kersti Kaljulaid visited Moscow,...

Keep Calm and Carry On: Ukraine needs a good relationship with the Western media more than ever

'You can't do right for doing wrong', as the old saying goes. Then there's also 'no good deed goes unpunished'. I had the first-hand experience...

Slovakian health minister resigns over Sputnik V dispute

Slovakia's health minister Marek Krajci resigned on Thursday following pressure from the country’s four-party ruling coalition for the acquisition of the Russian-made vaccine, Reuters reported...

EU foreign ministers likely to approve new sanctions against Russia

European Union foreign ministers are likely to approve on Monday new sanctions against Russia over the jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and the...

Croatia in talks with Russia over Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine

Budapest is negotiating with Moscow the possibility of buying the Russian-made Coronavirus vaccine, namely Sputnik V, Reuters reported on Wednesday.  "Each government must take...

Czech Republic mulls Sputnik V to make up for vaccine shortage

The Czech Republic is considering the acquisition of the Russia-developed vaccine for Coronavirus, namely Sputnik V, in a bid to respond to delivery delays...

Germany, Poland, Sweden expel Russian diplomats in tit-for-tat move

Germany, Poland and Sweden on Monday announced a coordinated expulsion of Russian diplomats in their countries, in response to a similar move by Moscow...

Borrell says Europe and Russia are ‘drifting apart’

Relations between the European Union and Russia are at "crossroads," the bloc's foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell said following a visit to Moscow, which...

Russia reportedly expels three EU diplomats amid Borrell-Lavrov talks

Russia has expelled three European diplomats, from Germany, Poland, and Sweden, on grounds they attended illegal rallies in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei...

Zelensky bans three pro-Russian TV channels

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has banned three pro-Russian television channels, labelling them as a Kremlin "propaganda tool."The Presidency said that the TV channels were...

Putin signals readiness for better ties with the EU

Addressing the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos on Wednesday, the Russian President Vladimir Putin signalled that the Kremlin is ready to enhance...

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