Monthly Archives: March 2017

The Broken Social Contract

Source In the recent days and weeks, protests have erupted across Russia and Belarus due to mounting concerns of corruption, declining living standards, and taxes on the unemployed.

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Hybrid Warfare

Russia is demographically, economically, and militarily weaker than the United States. Instead of competing with the United States in terms of hard power i.e. GDP, military strength, or military capacity, the Kremlin is leveraging its military and political instruments to … Continue reading

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Planned Amount of Russian Rail Cars to Belarus Increased by 8000% for 2017

Belarus’ geopolitical location, unsettled ideological stance between East and West, and growing public unrest is uncomfortably familiar to that of Ukraine in 2013 and 2014.  In 2017, Europe and Belarus should be concerned by the recently published Russian tenders for … Continue reading

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North Korea

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Yalta 2.0

As World War II was coming to an end, the soon to be victorious allies met in Crimea to discuss the reorganization of Europe’s postwar order at the Yalta Conference.  Conference attendees included President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Premier Joseph Stalin. 

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