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Russia-Ukraine War Enters 3rd Year – Years of Conflict and a Decade of Turmoil
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Russia-Ukraine War Enters 3rd Year – Years of Conflict and a Decade of Turmoil

As the conflict enters its third year, both sides have stuck their guns, unwilling to cede ground.Russia, buoyed by recent victories, shows no inclination to end the conflict on anything but its terms.Ukraine finds itself at a critical juncture, urgently needing military support. With no peace in sight, finding a middle ground becomes crucial for ending the crisis. In February 2014, 10 years ago, Kyiv became ground zero for an unconstitutional coup, that triggered all the events around Ukraine and its now former regions ever since. It marked the culmination of the Euromaidan demonstrations, a series of public protests held between November 2013 and February 2014, organised with the involvement and support of Western countries.  On February 21, 2014, a day before the coup, U...
Alexei Navalny’s Death – Another Stick to Beat For The Sanctimonious West!
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Alexei Navalny’s Death – Another Stick to Beat For The Sanctimonious West!

Navalny's death will bring new forms of aggression from the West, swiftly followed by expected responses from Russia which, many hoped, would be interested in a compromise. The death of the Wagner Chief Prigozhin invited blanket condemnation from the West which once viewed him as a terrorist but soon after his death portrayed him as a rebel for a glorious cause.In the next few days, there will be many more attempts made by the Western media and governments to change public perception of the public against the Russian President and the Kremlin. One of Putin's optically highlighted opponents Alexei Navalny has suddenly died in the prison he was held in. Authorities in Moscow claimed he suddenly fell ill and died while being given medical help. It's sudden because only yesterday he h...
Understanding Putin’s Perspective: Insights from the Tucker Carlson Interview on the Ukraine Conflict
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Understanding Putin’s Perspective: Insights from the Tucker Carlson Interview on the Ukraine Conflict

Putin's decision to engage with Tucker Carlson demonstrates Russia's will to challenge mainstream Western narratives and present its side of the story to a wider audience. Putin's characterisation of the conflict as a "special military operation" underscores Russia's framing of the situation, challenging mainstream Western narratives that often depict it as an invasion. Putin's claims resonate with narratives of Western interference that are prevalent in Russian media and political discourse. The interview with Carlson provides a nuanced understanding of Russia's motivations and grievances in the Ukraine conflict, emphasizing the need for dialogue and diplomacy in resolving the crisis. The interview between Tucker Carlson and Russian President Vladimir Putin provides a comprehensi...
Ceasefire Diplomacy: Putin’s Protean Strategy
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Ceasefire Diplomacy: Putin’s Protean Strategy

Putin's decision to pursue a ceasefire reflects a multifaceted strategy that considers the geopolitical context, human costs, and the priorities of Western powers. The territorial gains in Lugansk, Kherson, Donetsk, and Zaporzhye are pivotal to understanding Putin's ceasefire overture. By opting for diplomacy, Putin seeks to secure Russia's interests while navigating the complexities of the ongoing negotiations with Ukraine. In a recent development, President Vladimir Putin has allegedly conveyed a willingness to engage in ceasefire negotiations with Ukraine. Drawing on information from unnamed former Russian officials and American sources, the report suggests that intermediaries have been signalling Putin's openness to such discussions. Pursuit of Ceasefire Source...
From Moscow to the Gulf: Putin’s Calculated Diplomacy
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From Moscow to the Gulf: Putin’s Calculated Diplomacy

Putin's visit serves as a calculated move in the geopolitical chessboard, fostering friendships, influencing oil dynamics, and signalling Russia's global relevance. While the West views Putin’s diplomacy with scepticism, the intricate relationships suggest that any countermove would require a delicate balance of international interests. Vladimir Putin's recent visit to Saudi Arabia and the UAE holds significant geopolitical implications, deviating from his usual focus on nations proximate to Russia. Let's delve into the multifaceted aspects that make this visit noteworthy. 1. Oil Dynamics Putin's strategic interest in these Arab Gulf nations revolves around oil-related negotiations. The aim is to secure agreements that would keep oil prices elevated in 2024. The rational...
10th Euromaidan Anniversary: A Decade of Challenges, External Interference and Lost Opportunities
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10th Euromaidan Anniversary: A Decade of Challenges, External Interference and Lost Opportunities

The aftermath of Euromaidan has left Ukraine navigating a complex web of geopolitical, economic, and societal challenges.Post-Euromaidan, Ukraine found itself facing a myriad of challenges on multiple fronts with economic struggles, allegations of political repression, and the rise of far-right ideologies emerging as critical issues.Despite increased military spending, Ukraine's economic challenges persisted as the country underwent deindustrialisation, marked by the closure of key factories. As we mark the tenth anniversary of Euromaidan on November 21, 2023, a profound examination of the events that unfolded in Ukraine during 2013-14 becomes imperative. Euromaidan, a movement initially sparked by President Yanukovich's decision to suspend the EU Association Agreement, evolved in...
Decoding The Delays in Russia’s Special Military Operation in Ukraine
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Decoding The Delays in Russia’s Special Military Operation in Ukraine

Russia's Special Military Operation (SMO) in Ukraine faces a multitude of challenges, both objective and subjective, that contribute to its slow progress.While objective factors like the nature of the conflict, limited mobilization, and counter-battery warfare pose significant hurdles, subjective factors such as cultural ties and changing societal values are further delaying Russia's SMO.The prospects for the SMO remain uncertain and only time will reveal how this complex chessboard of military and cultural factors unfolds in the days to come. Russia's Special Military Operation (SMO) in Ukraine has been going on for the past 15 months. As the campaign moves forward at a snail's pace, more people are beginning to show their frustration. There are several causes for that, both objec...
The Great Deception: Yevgeny Prigozhin’s Death and the Web of Secrecy
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The Great Deception: Yevgeny Prigozhin’s Death and the Web of Secrecy

The truth behind Yevgeny Prigozhin's death remains enigmatic, with multiple plausible scenarios and motivations. Prigozhin's confrontations with Russian authorities, his personal ambitions, and the June 24th mutiny potentially made him a target for an assassination by the Kremlin. While many suspect the role of the Kremlin, the West's interest in targeting Prigozhin due to Wagner's actions in regions like West Africa and Syria cannot be overlooked. Yevgeny Prigozhin, the head of the Wagner organisation, is said to have perished in a plane accident on August 23 in Russia's South West. Later, a Russian aviation investigating agency confirmed the incident, and it was discovered that Yevgeny Prigozhin was one of nine passengers aboard the aircraft, along with Wagner Commander Dmitri U...
Coup in Russia | Understanding the Wagner Plot and its Aftermath
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Coup in Russia | Understanding the Wagner Plot and its Aftermath

Though the coup attempt and instability seem to have ended, the crisis has certainly weakened the clout and authority of President Putin. On Friday, June 23, 2023, the Yevgeniy Prigozhin-led Wagner squad of private mercenaries, operating under the direct command of the Kremlin, called for the overthrow of Russian President Vladimir Putin. In his impending televised address to the nation, the Russian Premier declared the organisation to be a threat to the nation and issued military orders to put an end to the revolt. What Transpired? With Bakhmut, everything began. The Wagner group claimed that for the past several months, Russian cadre forces have been shelling the location of the left Wagner soldier in Bakhmut. The reason why Russia's forces bombarded the Wagner forces, a...
US Intel Leak – Can Anyone Trust the US Hereafter?
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US Intel Leak – Can Anyone Trust the US Hereafter?

The disturbed diplomatic relations highlighted in these documents provide us with a glimpse of a world with failed international relations. The leak in itself is a blunder that the Biden administration is now trying to rectify through extensive efforts to find other documents, along with damage control. The documents also highlight the increasingly warming relations between China and Russia and Egypt’s covert support of Russia. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested a 21-year-old Massachusetts Air National Guard, Jack Teixeira, on April 13, 2023, with regard to the leaking of classified government and military documents which is being considered one of the worst national security breaches in recent years. The documents, allegedly leaked by Teixeira over online forum pla...