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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...

Pentagon’s reported change on targeting could result in a more costly, earlier defeat for Moscow

The idea that a country which Russians have been told could never put up effective resistance is actually winning, dragging their country into a grim battle of attrition, will do more to make Russian people doubt their leadership than any inhumane rocket attack against their cities.

Ukraine is independent

As Ukraine greets its 31st year of independence, it finds itself fighting a war for its existential existence. It is not of war of...

What would recognizing Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism actually entail?

Ukraine’s political leaders intensified their appeals to the U.S. government to designate Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism after Russian soldiers executed Ukraine’s prisoners...

The Kremlin seeks to exploit growing wariness over refugees in Europe

Since the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, more than 7 million Ukrainian refugees have left the country till mid-June. While some 1.5 million ended up in Russia,...

Why Russia needs to be isolated

Vladimir Putin does not want, nor can he conceive, of Ukraine as part of the European world order. Proof of this has not only...

Russia called out at the UN Security Council

The calling for a special meeting of the Security Council at the UN this past week was a long-overdue diplomatic initiative or even diplomatic...

An appeasement policy: How Georgia lost its friends and got closer to its enemy

As tensions on the Ukrainian border have reached a fever pitch over the last several weeks, the overwhelming majority of NATO and the members...

Ukraine is the big loser in the new Cold War between Russia and the West

The above is without question a provocative headline. The main question, however, is 'why draw such a negative conclusion from the current geopolitical confrontation...

Is Lukashenko setting a new trap for Europe?

One can hardly imagine the misery of the refugees at the border between Poland, Lithuania and Belarus. Thousands of people from Iraq, Syria and...

Conflict is spreading across the African continent

Many African countries are run by dictatorships, but their grasp on power is increasingly unstable. Mali has seen at least 2 changes of power...

On 9/11, it’s time for a reckoning and reflection of decades of failed US national security policy

A reckoning with America’s failed national security policy is long overdue.Our calamitous misadventures in the Middle East and the global financial collapse of 2008...

What next after 20 years of war in Afghanistan? Anatol Lieven on the U.S.’ legacy and the Taliban’s rise

On August 30, 2021, a C-17 transport plane took off from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, signaling the end of America’s longest war....

Taliban takeover of Afghanistan increases investment risk for Russia, Central Asia

The Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan has sparked new fears that Islamic extremism will take hold in the country, Chris Weafer, co-founder of Macro-Advisory in...

Going Dom(e): An Israeli ticket home for Ukraine

Home is where the heart is. Since fighting in the Donbass erupted back in 2014, the residents of Mariupol have had trouble getting home,...

Did Biden draw a line in the sand with or legitimize Putin in Geneva?

When President Joe Biden arrived at the historic Villa la Garange in Geneva for a much-anticipated meeting with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, he triumphantly...

No more lip service: The EU must be more resolute vis-à-vis Russia

The first meeting between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin showed that the US is no longer letting Moscow lead it around by the nose...

The West must find its spine

I usually take the greatest satisfaction in having been proved right, whether it's a case of 'I told you the turning to the hotel...

Ukraine’s chances to join NATO are slim to none, despite Zelensky’s claims

The Russian-Ukrainian conflict was once again back in the headlines in April when people across the world followed massive troop build-ups in and around...

The soft power of big business in a former Soviet republic

The increasing isolation of Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko’s regime on the international stage raises important questions about the future of the country’s economy. As...

Check the Czechs

With the Czech Republic having the dubious honor of hosting the latest chapter in the ongoing saga of the West versus Vladimir Putin's Russia...

The Ides of March have brought new tensions on Ukraine’s eastern border

Since mid-March, Russia and Ukraine have both been massing troops along the borders of the Russian-annexed Crimea and the conflict zone in Ukraine's eastern...

A ‘burn’ on the Ukrainian border

If you have been to Ukraine, you have surely tried 'gorilka', the national vodka-style spirit. The word 'gorilka' is derived from the verb 'gority',...

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