The Complexities Of Turkey Hedging Between Russia And The West

While observers focus on Turkey’s growing proximity with Russia, they forget that there are a number of geo-political divergences.

Waiting For 2020 To End? Experts Warn 2021 To Be Worse Than 2020

Disappointment may just be waiting round the corner for all sanguine folks eagerly waiting to bid adieu to 2020. Here’s a look at some of the not-so-great things we may have to brace ourselves for in 2021.

Putin’s Catch 22: Who Runs Russia After Him?

Given its timing and Putin’s believed-to-be fraught relationship with incumbent US President Biden, reports of him stepping down as Russia’s President has given rise to speculation.

The Rot Runs Deeper Than The Deepfake Technology Problem — But There’s A Vaccine

As if damages arising from the fake news problem were not enough, there is more trouble brewing in the form of a technology known as “deepfakes”. And harm done by fake news can be insipid when compared with deepfakes.

5 International Implications Of The Armenia-Azerbaijan (Russia-Turkey) Conflict

What seems to be a territorial border dispute over a seemingly insignificant piece of mountainous land has serious international implications.

Trump, Putin, And Foreign Interference In Elections: The New Norm In International Statecraft

Interference in foreign elections is rapidly becoming a weapon of choice for affecting change in democratic nations. The US, with its not always illustrious record of engineering regime change, faces perhaps its greatest national security challenge from what is being termed Hybrid War, campaigns of propaganda and misinformation that seek to manipulate the will of the electorate.

John Bolton’s White House Memoir: The Book Trump Fears, Or Should

John Bolton, Donald Trump’s longest-serving National Security Advisor until fired in September 2019, paints a very unflattering picture of the President in his memoir describing him as “erratic,” “impulsive” and “stunningly uninformed”.

Now, Twitter Goes After China — At America’s Behest

The news is worrying because A: the basis for removal of Twitter accounts of certain countries (especially China) sets a dangerous precedent, and B: mainstream media is averse to investigate the hidden agenda behind the vicious move.

As Populism Takes Charge, The Concept Of Globalization Faces An Identity Crisis

The pandemic triggered by coronavirus is a transformative global event, requiring fresh thinking. After decades of globalization, the political system in the US has become obsolete; regular spasms of resurgent nationalism are a sign of its irreversible decline.

Trump’s Nuclear Jugglery Has No Positive Outcome For America

A senior Trump administration official and two ex-officials told The Washington Post that a nuclear test could show the world that the US can “rapid test” as well as strengthen the country’s position as Trump seeks a trilateral military and weapons deal with Russia and China.