SUDAN AT GUNPOINT: NEW BATTLEFIELD FOR EAST AND WEST

Western nations interference in Sudan’s domestic policies has rooted in Khartoum’s dependence on Washington over the past decades. This process was non-linear. Partnership phases were often followed by acute confrontations. However, the overall evolution of relations between the two countries proceeded in line with the gradual strengthening of Sudan’s dependence on its “overseas partner”. For…

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RAND CORPORATION FORMULA FOR VICTORY OVER RUSSIA

When talking to foreign journalists during the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, Russian President Vladimir Putin focused on the consequences of the US withdrawal from international treaties governing the “arms race”. The head of the state reasonably pointed out that the US actions posed a threat to global security. Therefore, it naturally generates a need for…

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YALE «BOOT CAMP» FOR AFRICAN POLITICIANS

When it comes to the Yale World Fellows program, most Russians, at best, could only recall the opposition figures Aleksey Navalny and Leonid Volkov as well as the Ukrainian singer-politician Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, who are the program’s alumni. At the same time, many will most likely presume that it is one of the US training programs…

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Fake News in the Trumpian Era

Governments inevitably over time experience diverging interests from the population that they govern due to the impact of policy and legislation on their lives. When this moment arises, governments have to decide whether they adhere to legitimate democratic instructions to enact change or resist due to longterm strategic decisions which may necessitate a large degree…

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Estonian «freedom of speech»

On February 5, 2019, the American non-governmental organization Freedom House published its annual Freedom in the World 2019 rating, where it ranked Estonia among the free countries, estimating its freedom of speech level at 94 points out of 100 (at the level of Germany and Iceland). On April 18, 2019, Estonia ranked as high as…

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