The Ukrainian intelligence service has made multiple attempts to kill Russian President Vladimir Putin. A high-ranking official admitted to actively plotting the leader’s assassination after a recent drone attack on the Kremlin.
Peace Mission Led By 6 African Countries to Promote Russia-Ukraine Ceasefire
Six African leaders are seeking to bring Kiev to the negotiating table for peace talks with Moscow, even as Russian troops remain in annexed Ukrainian oblasts, Pretoria said on Monday. The peace mission is expected to visit both countries’ capitals early next month.
A Few Thousand Years of Chinese Foreign Policy (In a Nutshell)
An examination of Chinese foreign policy historically lends little support to those who depict China as secretly plotting to take over the world. Rather, it points to an entity preoccupied with managing its complex, local strategic environment and internal security...
Betting on Russian Submission? Don’t Roll Those Dice
As we enjoy our lives within the neocon utopia that's been carefully crafted for us, let us set aside, for a moment, all basic morality and the natural rights of life, liberty, and property. Surely, if we put on the same hegemonic blinders worn by the likes of John...
US General: Israeli-Made Iron Dome System Ready For Deployment in Ukraine
One of two Israeli-manufactured Iron Dome batteries owned by the Pentagon is ready to be deployed to Ukraine, a US general told the Senate on Thursday. Tel Aviv has so far refused to supply the anti-missile system to Kiev, for fear of provoking Russia and risking its ability to freely bomb Moscow’s ally Syria.
News Roundup 5/17/2023
US News The far-reaching effects of America’s War on Terror may have contributed to the deaths of some 4.5 million people, according to new research by Brown University’s ‘Costs of War’ project. While many of the fatalities were the direct result of violent conflict,...
Ukraine Joins NATO’s Cyber Defense Center
Kiev has formally joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Cyber Defense Center on Tuesday. Ukraine’s flag was raised at the headquarters of NATO’s Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) in Tallinn, according to a Ukrainian Foreign Ministry statement.
With Upgraded Missiles, Ukraine Prepares to Strike Russian Heartland Despite Assurances
It’s a pattern Ukrainian officials have commented on before: be patient. The West says no to more advanced weapons and then comes around to sending them. It happened with HIMARS rocket systems, tanks, and fighter jets. The pattern seems to have been repeated again....
News Roundup 5/15/2023
Russia The debate in Washington about ending the war in Ukraine has become “amorphous and paradoxical,” according to the New York Times. AWC British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace confirmed on Thursday that London is providing Ukraine with longer-range missiles,...
Did the NSA Spy on Devin Nunes?
Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson recently said that the “head” of the House Intelligence Committee once told him that the National Security Agency was reading the congressman’s texts. Evidence suggests that Carlson was speaking of former congressman Devin Nunes,...
NATO Members Split on How to Upgrade Ukraine’s Status
Members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) are privately debating what Kiev’s status should be within the alliance. All countries agree on upgrading Ukraine’s standing, but some are hesitant to commit to a clear path for Kiev to join the US-led military bloc, the Washington Post reported.
Debate in Washington Over End of Ukraine War ‘Amorphous and Paradoxical’
The debate in Washington about ending the war in Ukraine has become “amorphous and paradoxical,” according to the New York Times. As Ukraine is set to kick off its long-awaited spring offensive, its Western backers are unsure if they are willing to pursue peace with Russia if the attack is a success or failure.
COI #420: Ukraine Already Planning for the ‘Next Counteroffensive’
On COI #420, Kyle Anzalone and Connor Freeman cover the UK’s plans to arm Ukraine with long-range missiles, Kiev’s demand for F-16s and other advanced weapons ahead of the “next counteroffensive,” Kiev’s claimed gains around Bakhmut, China’s efforts to broker peace in...
What’s Our Best Bet in 2024?
Did you see what Donald Trump said about Ukraine? At a CNN town hall on Wednesday evening, the former president and current candidate announced: “If I’m president, I will have that war settled in one day, 24 hours. I’ll meet with Putin, I’ll meet with Zelensky, they...