Category Archives: Ukraine

Nord Stream 2 – not just about trade

With not many kilometers left of Nord Stream 2 to complete the US has now slapped sanctions on companies, such as the Dutch-Swiss Allseas, involved in the project. Thus the latter company has pulled out. This has of course led … Continue reading

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The Ukrainian election, the big picture

The first round of the Ukrainian Presidential Elections saw comedian Volodomyr Zelensky coming out on top with a big margin against the current President Petro Poroschenko. This is hardly surprising. The leadership of Petro Poroschenko, brought to power in the … Continue reading

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International relations seem to change swiftly, just follow the oil trail

These days international relations seem to change swiftly. Not long ago Saudi Arabia under the rule of self portrayed reformist Mohammed bin Salman seemed to to have become really cozy with Israel under the beleaguered rule of Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu. … Continue reading

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Russian limbo, President Trump neither cleared nor under suspicion of Russian collusion according to the Mueller report

The long awaited Mueller report came out the other day and it did not clear nor found President Trump guilty to the allegations of colluding with Russia in order to secure victory in the US Presidential elelection. The loss for … Continue reading

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A new era of McCarthyism and a battle for hearts and minds

Yesterday the Sunday Mail reported that the Fife-based The Institute for Statecraft had received hundreds of thousands of pounds from the Foreign Office. The institute is supposed to counter Russian propaganda but that hasn’t prevented it from a smearing campaign against … Continue reading

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Turkstream, the Berlin-Baghdad Railway of our time and the geopolitical importance of the Black Sea

The Nordstream 2 project has caused significant political turmoil between Germany and Russia on one side and the United States on the other. Washington has been quite adamant that Germany, the engine of European economy, is putting itself in too … Continue reading

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