Daily Archive: June 30, 2019

The Russia-India-China Summit, Secret and “Informal”, Rich in Symbolism and Opportunities?

The leaders of Russia, India and China (RIC) will hold an informal summit during the G20 gathering in Japan, which is an event of monumental significance rich with symbolism and opportunities. These three countries don’t always see eye to eye with one another, but when they do, their strategic convergences are unmistakable. Each of these Eurasian Great Powers has an...

How Russia’s President Putin Explains the End of the ‘Liberal’ Order

On 27 July, the Financial Times published a long and wide ranging interview with the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. A full transcript is currently available through this link. The talk is making some waves: Putin: Russian president says liberalism ‘obsolete’ – BBC Vladimir Putin says liberalism has ‘outlived its purpose’ – Irish Times Russia’s Vladimir Putin: Liberalism...

Albania’s Local Elections Have Sparked An Explosive Political Crisis

The President and the Prime Minister are divided over whether local elections should take place as originally scheduled this Sunday, with the former attempting to postpone them until October after the opposition promised to boycott the polls while the latter insists on holding them anyhow and ordered his parliamentary allies to initiate impeachment proceedings against the head of state in...

Book Review: “Rise and Kill First.” – The Secret Israeli Worldwide Assassination Program

“It made no difference which Palestinians we killed… They either were terrorists or would become terrorists or they gave birth to terrorists.” – former IDF commander, Rafael “ Raful” Eitan. Spies, Femme fatale, deadly plots, killings, bombs, knives, guns, and an array of unique murderous weaponry that would make James Bond and “Q” envious. All this, combined with dozens of unapologetic...