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Tensions Run High Between Armenia, Azerbaijan, Testing Russian Regional Ambitions

Tensions Run High Between Armenia, Azerbaijan, Testing Russian Regional Ambitions

Deadly clashes that erupted along the border between Azerbaijan and Armenia near the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh challenge the militarily weak Armenia and Russia’s allied commitments. A successful Azerbaijani offensive in Armenia would mark Russia’s weakness and its being inept to deliver allied commitments in the post-Soviet zone.

Ukraine Takes Strategic Initiative On Two Fronts

Ukraine Takes Strategic Initiative On Two Fronts

Ukraine’s military says it has broken through Russia’s first line of defense in the Kharkiv region while advancing towards the Kherson region. Russia has no trained reserve personnel. Moscow has no longer an advantage on land, with its only assets remaining as missile attacks throughout Ukraine and a navy blockade.

Why Ukraine War Matters For Chechnya’s Kadyrov

Why Ukraine War Matters For Chechnya’s Kadyrov

Sharp, or even hysterical, criticism of the Russian military shows how important the fate of the war in Ukraine is for Ramzan Kadyrov. The leader of Chechnya has strong ties to Vladimir Putin––but not Russia. If Putin’s regime fell, Kadyrov would have trouble retaining power in the region. Thus, the Kremlin-installed leader is anxious to see Russia winning the war it had started in Ukraine.

Attack at Russian embassy in Afghan capital

Attack at Russian embassy in Afghan capital

An attack took place on September 5, 2022, in the Afghan capital, Kabul, in front of the entrance to the Russian Embassy. Two people were wounded and four were killed, including two employees of the diplomatic mission; there were also casualties among Afghan civilians standing in line to the building. The attack was organized by a suicide bomber who was killed by Taliban security guards.

The Drama of the General

The Drama of the General

The fate of General Kazimierz Sosnkowski during World War II reflects the tragic situation of Poles at the time.

AUKUS First Anniversary: Is U.S. Advocate Of UK-Australia Partnership?

AUKUS First Anniversary: Is U.S. Advocate Of UK-Australia Partnership?

One year ago, in mid-September, the United Kingdom, and the United States announced an enhanced trilateral security partnership called AUKUS. In 2021, the trilateral deal focused mostly on defense technologies for submarines and long-range missiles. Over the past year, we have witnessed many reshuffles on the political scenes of the alliance’s member states. Where is it at one year after?

The Indomitable: Colonel Łukasz Ciepliński’s Fight for Poland’s Freedom

The Indomitable: Colonel Łukasz Ciepliński’s Fight for Poland’s Freedom

Colonel Łukasz Ciepliński “Pług” (lit. Plough) was a cursed soldier, a great patriot with indomitable spirit. He was born on November 26, 1913, in the village of Kwilcz. As a soldier, he was a member of the White Eagle Organization, the Union of Armed Struggle (Związek Walki Zbrojnej), the Home Army and the anti-communist Armed Forces Delegation for Poland. In 1945, he assumed command of the Southern Poland District of Freedom and Independence (Wolność i Niezawisłość), a Polish anti-communist association. He is rightly considered one of the legendary leaders of the Polish Underground State and the Second Conspiracy. Eventually captured and tortured by the NKVD, he left behind secret messages written in his cell and intended for his wife and son. He wrote them in the final moments of his life, just before his execution in 1951. They represent the dream of a free and independent Poland, a testament to his love for his family, God, and Homeland.

More Delegations in Taiwan. American Warships Back in the Taiwan Strait

More Delegations in Taiwan. American Warships Back in the Taiwan Strait

Over a month has passed since Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taipei. At that time, more delegations of American congressmen and state-level political representatives followed suit. After several days of intense military maneuvers around Taiwan in response to the Pelosi visit, American warships returned to the Taiwan Strait.

Ukraine’s Attack Near Kharkiv Poses a Threat to Russia’s Goals in the Donbas

Ukraine’s Attack Near Kharkiv Poses a Threat to Russia’s Goals in the Donbas

As of now, three theaters of land warfare can be distinguished in Russia’s war with Ukraine. One is the southern front, mainly the Kherson region, or more precisely its part on the western side of the Dnieper River. To the east, there are two major fronts. Until recently, the key one had been the Donbas, but the last days on the Kharkiv front turned out to be of great importance for the power balance along the border of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions.

How the 2022 US midterm elections are changing Big Tech online policies and what can we expect?

How the 2022 US midterm elections are changing Big Tech online policies and what can we expect?

Drawing back from the lessons learned during the 2020 presidential elections, Big Tech companies have adopted new strategies to mitigate what culminated in the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol in 2021. Indeed, the FBI’s raid of former President Trump’s home in Mar-A-Lago, has revived the online narrative into another wave of rage that has set off the conversation amidst the midterms.

What a New Nuclear Deal with Iran Would Mean for the European Union

What a New Nuclear Deal with Iran Would Mean for the European Union

As the likelihood of a new nuclear deal treaty with the Islamic Republic of Iran looms closer, the European Union is anticipating the entry of Iranian energy into global markets. The initial Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreement negotiated in 2015 fell apart when the United States unilaterally withdrew in 2018, causing Iran to walk back on agreed points.

Protests in Iraq as Muqtada Al-Sadr Announces His Withdrawal from Politics

Protests in Iraq as Muqtada Al-Sadr Announces His Withdrawal from Politics

The announcement of cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s departure from Iraqi political life has ignited major protests in the country’s capital, Baghdad. Violent clashes have broken out in the streets, resulting in many injuries and deaths. Iraqi security forces are doing everything they can to contain the protests, but the cleric’s words about leaving politics have caused a major upheaval in Iraqi society.

Gas Sector In War-Torn Ukraine

Gas Sector In War-Torn Ukraine

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has delivered a severe blow to the Ukrainian gas sector. Russian gas supplies to Europe via Ukraine have decreased while many infrastructure facilities were badly damaged in Ukraine. Gazprom’s price war elevated prices for European countries and Ukraine will need more gas before the heating season.

Ukraine Starts Counteroffensive In Country’s South

Ukraine Starts Counteroffensive In Country’s South

Ukraine’s politicians and top military officials have announced a counteroffensive in the south of the country. Heavy fighting is taking place in almost the entire territory of the Kherson region. Yet Ukrainian forces will not retake Russian-controlled swathes of land quickly. It is another phase of a long-term operation that could last until October after weeks-long artillery shelling.

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