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Putin plays dangerous poker game

The standoff in eastern Ukraine is the most tense since Russian-backed forces took control of parts of the country in 2014. Now President Vladimir Putin appears to be threatening the region once more. Continue reading

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The world on the very brink of conflict

In the years that Trump was president of the United States there were moments that lots of people looked very cautious about what that man would do in his rashness. After the Cold War the threat of war did not … Continue reading

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From a land 90 times Belgium: Kazakhstan #2 Natural wealth attractive to Russia as well as Europe

In 1975 the Kazakh S.S.R. was made up of 19 regions including 82 cities and 183 semi-urban settlements, a total population estimated at 14.170.000. The Kazakh people then were mainly Muslims, who spoke a Turkic language but were Mongol in … Continue reading

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United States of America once more showing how it wants to Distort Historical Facts and Truth

Since a few years several populist politicians are trying to twist the truth and certain important European leaders, who formed the ‘Normandy Four’ even did not dare to speak openly about the going on disinformation and the effort to create more Russophobia. Continue reading

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“If Perestroika Fails…”: The Last Summer of the Cold War – June-July 1991.

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President Gorbachev had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990, but gave his acceptance speech in Oslo on 5 June 1991, twenty-five years ago. In it he warned that, if perestroika fails, the prospect…

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2016 in review Politics #2 Persons of the year

Merkel‘s popularity had suffered in 2016, following a rash of sexual assaults in the western city of Cologne on New Year‘s Eve blamed mainly on Arab and North African men. Going from 2015 into 2016 in some German cities brought … Continue reading

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Brexit and British business

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The newspapers from April 23 and 24 presented the worst case scenarios for British business in case of Brexit. One of the reasons the government is delaying triggering Article 50, which formally begins Leave proceedings…

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Brexit, Nexit, Vlexit and Frexit

After the Dutch showed how they were against the European Union and also voted against a trade deal with Ukraine, they now found some new oil in the idea of a Nexit like the British referendum got them a positive … Continue reading

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2015 Film

A poignant film directed by 36-year-old Yared Zeleke and Ethiopia’s first entry in France’s prestigious Cannes International Film Festival, warmly received at its première, was shot in the highlands and forests of northern and central Ethiopia. Lamb tells the story … Continue reading

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Brexit clashes and reasons to consider to bring out the right vote

On May the 9th David Cameron, prime minister, raised the spectre of European wars in making the case for staying in the EU. It followed George Osborne, chancellor, on Sunday appealing to the darkest British psychoses with a warning that … Continue reading

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