The Geopolitical Minefields of a Turkic world

The Geopolitical Minefields of a Turkic world

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has blown new life into Turkey’s vision of a Turkic world that stretches from Anatolia to Xinjiang in north-western China. “Central Asia now resembles the 1990s when there was a huge competition between global and regional powers for influence over the resource-rich region. The shadow of Russia on the region, coupled…

Crimea Is Calm, Which Upsets Nato Because It Prefers Confrontation

Crimea Is Calm, Which Upsets Nato Because It Prefers Confrontation

Crimea continues to be calm and any move that could result in acceptance of the peaceful status quo will be either ignored or resisted. If there were discontent in Crimea the western media would be full of lip-smacking detail, describing all the dreadful things that were happening. Print and electronic news sources would be revelling…

What Lessons Can Be Learned After Ukraine’s Crimean Platform Went Kaput?

What Lessons Can Be Learned After Ukraine’s Crimean Platform Went Kaput?

While the “Crimean Platform” infowar provocation came and went without barely anyone even remembering, it still carries with it some worthwhile lessons that observers should study more closely. Last month’s failure of Ukraine’s much-vaunted “Crimean Platform” to achieve anything tangible in terms of promoting Kiev’s reconquest of the Russian peninsula is instructive for observers because…

The Geostrategic & Infowar Dynamics of Ukraine’s ‘Crimean Platform’ Provocation

The Geostrategic & Infowar Dynamics of Ukraine’s ‘Crimean Platform’ Provocation

The emerging trend is therefore that Ukraine is using information warfare to accelerate the unification of Poland’s “Three Seas Initiative” and Turkey’s “Neo-Ottoman” visions in order to more effectively “contain” Russian influence in the broader region. A combination of 45 national and organizational entities will participate in Ukraine’s inaugural “Crimean Platform” event on Monday. The…

The UK Is Dangerously Trying to Sabotage Russia’s Rapprochement with the West

The UK Is Dangerously Trying to Sabotage Russia’s Rapprochement with the West

The British Navy’s violation of Russia’s Black Sea maritime border on Wednesday was a dangerous attempt to sabotage Russia’s rapprochement with the West by provoking an international security incident between these nuclear-armed Great Powers. The world was shocked on Wednesday after reports came streaming in that Russian fighter jets and ships fired off warning shots…