AP/AFP photo By Cynthia M. Lardner “The FBI, as part of our counterintelligence mission, is investigating the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. And that includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government, and whether there was any coordination between […]
Posts Tagged ‘Ukraine’
AFP photo By Rupen Savoulian Every year, on June 6, commemorative activities and memorials are held for the anniversary of the Normandy landings, popularised by the slogan D-Day.
Evan Vucci/AP By Cynthia M. Lardner What the Trump Administration Needs to Learn about Soft Power
By Cynthia M. Lardner A Conversation with Jamie Shea, NATO’s Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges
By Cynthia M. Lardner It’s a deeply foreboding feeling knowing that world global stability and security are rapidly devolving. Even before the uncanny election of Donald Trump and his unpredictability as the presumed President-Elect, world leaders were already concerned about increased isolationism, a tipping of the economic scale from the West to the East, innumerable […]
Indranil Mukherjee/AFP By Cynthia M. Lardner
Joseph Eid/AFP By Cynthia M. Lardner The Russian Federation is no longer the superpower as that term was defined post-World War II. After the illegal annexation of Crimea and its aggressions in Ukraine, the West suspended Russia’s G8 membership and imposed vast economic sanctions devastating the ruble. By most accounts this left Russia a […]
AFP photo By Cynthia M. Lardner While the Trump campaign has vociferously applauded the Kremlin and its alleged support, the reality is that the joke is on Donald Trump. The other reality is that Moscow would much prefer to deal Secretary Clinton as president.
Andrew Harnik/AP By Brian Frydenborg “There’s Something Going on” with Election 2016 & it’s cyberwarfare & maybe worse A close look at the tangled web of relationships involving Trump, his Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort, his campaign in general, Putin, Russia, and WikiLeaks in light of the DNC and Clinton-aimed related hacking is […]
Michael Klimentyev / Sputnik By Cynthia M. Lardner Introduction The Russian Federation, when examined as the antagonist, views itself as having been left disconnected from post-World War Two Europe. Russia believes itself to be irrevocably tied to Europe dating back to the Byzantine Era. When the Cold War ended Russia expected to […]
By Tom Arms Power Credibility. That’s what Putin has. He has clearly established it in Syria.
By Tom Arms The West is becoming fed up with Ukraine. Yes, they want to stop Russia. But Ukraine is not the only hotspot on the map and America and Europe are far from being a bottomless money pit.
By Fadi Elhusseini Since the outbreak of the Syrian uprising, Russia has limited itself to its traditional role of providing arms as well as military and logistical experts to its Arab allies.
By Sabena Siddiqi ‘Save the Children’ is an international NGO working in Pakistan since 1979, purportedly assisting children and families in the aftermath of emergencies such as floods, etc. Last week, the Government of Pakistan announced closure of the organisation’s offices throughout the country for its activities against the State of Pakistan.
By Sylvain Muyali A number of UN MONUSCO peacekeepers from Ukraine have been detained by authorities in Goma, North Kivu after they had been found with uniforms of the Congolese army, FARDC, and Republican (Presidential) Guard in their luggage.
By Volodymyr Bilyk
By Saida Panesh “I became a good fighter because I follow my intuition.” Alexey Voevoda is a double gold medalist in the two and four man Bobsleigh events at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, as well as a multiple World Champion in the sport of Arm Wrestling.
By Sattar Rind The US/NATO attack on a Russian military jet on Tuesday November 24, using the Turkish air force to do its sullied work, is a hazardous act of war against Russia with very dangerous consequences for the world.
By Anant Mishra Introduction 2014 saw a political overspill that created chaos in Ukraine and drew the line in the Russian–Western relations, which essentially began in the aftermath of the fall of Berlin in 1989.
By Robert Barrett Machiavelli would be disgusted by the current leaders of the free world. The question they keep asking is: how do we stop Putin in Ukraine? They would do well to remember that if an injury must be done to a man, it should be of such a kind that you need […]