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The Death of the ‘Lisbon to Vladivostok’ Project?

On February 14, 2019, Posted by , In Analysis Reports,Europe,Information Reports,Russia, With Comments Off on The Death of the ‘Lisbon to Vladivostok’ Project?

By Guest Author, Emil Avdaliani, PhD – Professor of  International Relations and History at Tbilisi State University Russian relations with Europe are part of a complicated story rooted in military, economic and often ideological realms. Both entities have for centuries tried to find a modus vivendi, but have so far…

HTS threatens Syrian-Turkish-Russian agreements, U.S. alliances in Idlib

On February 2, 2019, Posted by , In Analysis Reports,Information Reports,Middle East,Syria, By , , With Comments Off on HTS threatens Syrian-Turkish-Russian agreements, U.S. alliances in Idlib

By Katie Munk Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s plan to stabilize Syria’s Idlib province against Hay’et Tahrir al-Sham’s (HTS) growing aggression and territorial expansion struggles to be implemented (Russia: Deal 2019; Russia, Turkey 2019). Turkey and Russia planned for a de-escalation zone in Syria’s Idlib,…

Myanmar – A New Battleground for the Islamic State?

On February 2, 2019, Posted by , In Analysis Reports,Information Reports,Southeast Asia, By ,,,, , With Comments Off on Myanmar – A New Battleground for the Islamic State?

By Jeff Bates With the disruption that the Rohingya crisis has created, the Islamic State (IS) has taken advantage over the degraded situation and has been exploiting the crisis.  In July of 2016, IS carried out an attack in the capital of Myanmar, Dhaka, in which twenty civilians, mostly foreigners, were…

The Role of Ukraine in Testing the US and NATO

On January 30, 2019, Posted by , In Analysis Reports,Europe,Information Reports,Russia,Ukraine, By ,,, , With Comments Off on The Role of Ukraine in Testing the US and NATO

Jeff Bates                                                                                          The conflict in Ukraine is very important to American, NATO, and Russian security. Russia has been testing its limits by annexing Crimea in 2014 and then by participating in the Ukrainian conflict. With sanctions affecting the Russian economy, Russia is using different tools to circumnavigate the sanctions by using China.  With…

Iranian Dissident Groups in Europe: The Increasing Complexity of the MEK

On January 28, 2019, Posted by , In Analysis Reports,Information Reports,Iran, By ,,, , With Comments Off on Iranian Dissident Groups in Europe: The Increasing Complexity of the MEK

By Sam Jacobsen             The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (Mojahedin-e Khalq), otherwise referred to as MEK, is a left-wing resistance party that aims to overthrow the current Iranian ruling regime. Born from various factions of dissident Iranian students in Tehran, the MEK has operated since the 1960s in various locations…