U.S. Navy’s Second Fleet Takes Part in BALTOPS – Baltic Protector Exercise

U.S. Navy’s Second Fleet Takes Part in BALTOPS – Baltic Protector Exercise

From the end of May until the beginning of July, a series of naval exercises, with varying intensity, is being held by NATO forces and its partner countries in the Baltic Sea. The main phase of the Baltic Protector military training is the annual BALTOPS naval exercise. The 47th edition of the exercise is being led by the U.S. Navy’s Second Fleet, a military unit reestablished in 2018 in response to the increased threat posed by Russia in the North Atlantic.

Severe Sentences, Repressions in the Crimea. Tatars Targeted by FSB.

Severe Sentences, Repressions in the Crimea. Tatars Targeted by FSB.

The Russian military court in Rostov-on-Don sentenced five Crimean Tatars accused of belonging to a “terrorist organisation”. Tens of others are waiting for the trial and another group was recently arrested in the Crimea occupied by Russians – again accused of belonging to the Islamic Hizb-ut-Tahrir. The case is connected with a series of detentions from March 2019.

Maduro Buys Russia’s Support By Signing New Deals with Moscow

Maduro Buys Russia’s Support By Signing New Deals with Moscow

Venezuela’s Chavist regime seems to be well aware of Russia as the sole guarantor for its functioning and U.S. concerns over how Moscow could respond to a feasible armed operation in the country. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro uses his best efforts to tighten cooperation with Russia by offering natural resources or purchasing Russian-made military hardware.

Russia Responds to Trump-Duda Summit Fearing U.S.-Made Reaper Drones

Russia Responds to Trump-Duda Summit Fearing U.S.-Made Reaper Drones

As expected, what was concluded at the U.S.-Poland meeting has received an immediate reaction from Moscow, whose political elites lambasted Poland for mounting tensions in the region while accusing Warsaw of implementing Washington’s aggressive policy. The Kremlin’s rhetoric is nothing new, given Russia’s stance towards cementing strategic cooperation between Poland and the United States.

Lukoil Adds Offshore Congo Project to Its African Portfolio

Lukoil Adds Offshore Congo Project to Its African Portfolio

Lukoil, known as one of Russia’s largest oil firms, has invested in yet another African country, acquiring interests in the Marine XII licence offshore in the Republic of Congo for $800 million. This is how much Lukoil paid for buying a 25-percent stake in the hydrocarbon project operated by Italian oil and gas company Eni. Lukoil’s move has marked the beginning of its expansion in the Republic of Congo.

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Study Visit of Bulgarian Journalists to Warsaw

Study Visit of Bulgarian Journalists to Warsaw

Representatives of Warsaw Institute and The Warsaw Institute Review gave a lecture during a recent study visit of Bulgarian journalists to Warsaw. The lecture concerned the geopolitical situation in Central and Eastern Europe and made reference to such projects as the Three Seas Initiative, Eastern Partnership and the Berlin Process.

Ukraine’s Naftogaz Struggles For Crimea Gas Assets

Ukraine’s Naftogaz Struggles For Crimea Gas Assets

Ukraine’s energy giant Naftogaz estimated that over 9 billion cubic meters of gas had been extracted from its Crimean assets since Moscow’s annexation of the peninsula in February 2014. And the Ukrainian gas firm claimed that Russia had unlawfully expropriated its assets in Crimea of a total value of up to $5 billion.

Polish-American Alliance Stronger Than Ever Before

Polish-American Alliance Stronger Than Ever Before

The meeting of Andrzej Duda and Donald Trump at the White House is a compelling signal that the alliance between the states is steadily strengthened. Thanks to the purchase of F-35 and the increased presence of American troops on Polish soil, it will gain the security of the entire region. The Warsaw Institute Foundation had a great honor to participate in the White House ceremony.

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Conference Report – Western Balkans: Infrastructure, Energy, Geopolitics

Conference Report – Western Balkans: Infrastructure, Energy, Geopolitics

The following report is a part of an international conference “Western Balkans: Infrastructure and Energy from a Geopolitical Perspective” that took place in Warsaw on May 29, 2019. The event was part of the official program of Poland’s presidency of the Berlin Process and served as a preparatory meeting for the 2019 Western Balkans Summit in Poznań.

Civil War in Libya: Russian Goals and Policy

Civil War in Libya: Russian Goals and Policy

Libya is considered the third most destabilized Arab country only to Syria and Yemen. The violent battle for the country’s capital city of Tripoli erupted in early April, opening a new chapter in Libya’s civil war that had broken out back in 2014. After a NATO-backed operation that removed the Gaddafi regime from power, the international community has yet wrongfully give Libya’s further fate into the hands of its inhabitants.

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