Section: Analysis & Opinion

      Why Moscow seeks more security cooperation with Eurasian neighbors – Stratfor
      Dec21

      Why Moscow seeks more security cooperation with Eurasian neighbors – Stratfor

      Stratfor, the U.S.-based geopolitical intelligence and consulting firm, notes that Moscow`s military and diplomatic standoffs with the West continue, therefore Russia is renewing its efforts to boost security cooperation with its Eurasian neighbors. ”Moscow seeks opportunities to increase its presence throughout the region,” Stratfor said in the...

      Review of Russian propaganda : ”Visa genocide,” ”Ukraine full of Nazis”, “pathological Russophobia in EU”
      Dec19

      Review of Russian propaganda : ”Visa genocide,” ”Ukraine full of Nazis”, “pathological Russophobia in EU”

      Russian propagandist could not but twist information about Ukraine`s forthcoming visa-free regime with the European Union, according to a Disinformation Review from the European External Action Service East StratCom Task Force. The recent period involved multiple pieces of disinformation regarding the visa liberalization process for Ukraine, a...

      U.S. Intelligence: Russia`s spreading fake news ”beyond propaganda”
      Dec04

      U.S. Intelligence: Russia`s spreading fake news ”beyond propaganda”

      U.S. intelligence officials believe Russia helped disseminate fake and propagandized news as part of a broader effort to influence and undermine the presidential election, two U.S. intelligence sources told BuzzFeed News. ”They`re doing this continuously, that`s a known fact,” one U.S. intelligence official said, requesting anonymity to discuss...

      Norway and Finland thaw relations with Russia
      Dec02

      Norway and Finland thaw relations with Russia

      Norway and Finland have revived economic and trade contacts with Russian ministers for the first time since the annexation of Crimea in a sign of a thawing in relations, according to the Financial Times. Three Norwegian ministers met their Russian counterpart for natural resources this week in the first such bilateral meeting in more than two...

      How World War III could begin in Latvia and Baltic region
      Nov19

      How World War III could begin in Latvia and Baltic region

      Four years ago, I predicted Russia`s invasion of Ukraine. Here`s my next prediction, which by now will strike many people as obvious: The Baltics are next, and will pose one of President-elect Donald Trump`s first and greatest tests. It probably won`t take the form of an overt invasion, Paul Miller wrote in his article published on Foreign Policy...

      Putin circle nervous as corruption probe widens
      Nov18

      Putin circle nervous as corruption probe widens

      Russian government officials and investors fear that the arrest of economy minister Alexei Ulyukaev over alleged corruption could spark wider uncertainty amid signs that investigators are broadening their probe, according to the Financial Times. Russian government officials and investors fear that the arrest of economy minister Alexei Ulyukaev...

      Trump, Putin and grudging reformers tip Ukraine closer to Russia – Bloomberg
      Nov15

      Trump, Putin and grudging reformers tip Ukraine closer to Russia – Bloomberg

      In Ukraine, ever on the fault line between Russian power and western influence, the prospect of losing Uncle Sam`s protection under a new U.S. president is bad enough. The more immediate loss may be ”Uncle Joe,” according to Bloomberg. ”U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has been essential to cajoling the government in Kyiv to keep up with the...

      What Ukraine urgently needs to defend itself – RAND
      Nov13

      What Ukraine urgently needs to defend itself – RAND

      Much of the public debate in the United States on Ukraine focuses on the question of whether or not to provide lethal aid. However, analysis of Ukraine`s capabilities and of the challenges it faces point to the potential of U.S. support for fundamental reform of the country`s security sector, say Andrew Radin and Lynn Davis from RAND corporation....

      Reaction of Ukrainian politicians on Trump’s victory: shock and flattery
      Nov10

      Reaction of Ukrainian politicians on Trump’s victory: shock and flattery

      Donald Trump became the winner of the U.S. presidential election, beating Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Ukrainian experts and politicians have already reacted to Donald Trump`s surprising victory. Deputy head of Presidential Administration of Ukraine Dmytro Shymkiv said that Ukraine would cooperate with Donald Trump. ”We will work with...

      Trump`s key quotes on Ukraine and Russian agression (tweets, videos, links)
      Nov09

      Trump`s key quotes on Ukraine and Russian agression (tweets, videos, links)

      U.S. billionaire Donald Trump, whom the Americans just chose their 45th president have mentioned Ukraine and Crimea on numerous occasions – both during his campaign and before. This is the most important quotes of the new President-elect on this issue. February 28 2014, when Vladimir Putin`s ”little green men” were seizing Crimea, Trump tweeted:...