Executive Summary The Russian-German far-right relationship encompasses three ecosystems: first, the main German far-right party, Alternative for Germany (AfD), because of its electoral success and ability to influence “high politics”; second, several echo chambers—peripheral “think tank” institutions and individuals without visibility on the broad German political landscape; and third, the...
On August 15, 2020, the Trump administration announced that it was sending 1,000 troops to Poland as part of the new defense cooperation agreement signed on the anniversary of the victory of Poland in the Polish-Soviet war of 1920. The new troops added to the 4,500 that were previously deployed...
Like the proverbial cat, some concepts have several lives. Or, like the mythological phoenix, they can be reborn from the ashes. This is certainly the case of the Intermarium, a geopolitical concept that envisaged an alliance of countries reaching from the Baltic Sea over the Black Sea to the...
Belarus is looking like a new Cold War battleground since protests broke out following the disputed election of Aleksandr Lukashenko on Sunday, August 9th. Lukashenko won the election with 80 percent of the vote, though his opponent, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who garnered 10 percent of the vote, stated that she had...
Biden at NATO: Ready to talk China, Russia and soothe allies
Biden calls support for NATO a “sacred obligation” as he raises false alarms about alleged military threats from Russia and China.
Regardless of what Bernie Sanders says, Denmark is not a socialist country: it does not refrain from imperialistic wars; it fails to subject its bankers and billionaires to the same laws that "ordinary" citizens must obey; and it decreases social welfare benefits. Bernie Sanders has apparently convinced much of the American...
Rethinking NATO Article 5: Challenges to Collective Security in the Cyber Era
The NATO proclamation—promoted at its annual summit this week—that a cyber attack could trigger Article 5 of the NATO treaty heightens the risk of military confrontation with Russia or China.
NATO went from fighting socialism to enforcing global empire It looks a lot like a return to the past. Founded in 1949 to defend against the "Soviet threat," the NATO alliance is facing a return to mechanized warfare, a huge increase in defense spending, and potentially a new Iron Curtain...