Obviously, it took Turkish officials months to prepare the "unexpected message." Influential political forces put pressure on Erdogan to change the situation this way or other, because the Russian-Turkish political and economic relations were approaching zero. Some people point out the fact that the letter from Erdogan has coincided with Brexit
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on June 27 that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a letter to Putin, "apologized" for the murder of the Russian pilot. At the same time, Turkish media outlets, particularly the state-run news agency Anadolu, were claiming that the Russians misinterpreted Erdogan's words. Is Russia lost in translation?
The NATO has increased its presence in Eastern Europe 13 times for the latest years. In order to stop Russia’s revival, the US unwinds military conflicts plots at every possible way. Colonel General Leonid Ivashov, President of the International Centre of Geopolitical Analysis, explained that NATO acts evidence preparation for a real war.
US officials have come up with another way to spend tax-payers' money. Now they offer the White House an "efficient way to struggle against Russian spies." To achieve that, they suggest reviving a special body to "monitor Russian agents" in Cold War spirit. The world has seen many scandals associated with the exposure of illegal intelligence agents
UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced his resignation after the Britons voted to exit the EU. Without Britain, the EU will fall apart like a house of cards. Brexit has triggered a massive exodus of investors from risks to defensive assets. Oil prices have dropped by 5%. Brent oil was traded at $48.3, gold has gone 5% up
Before anyone gets too worried about it, let me stick my neck out by making a forecast a day before the British decide whether they remain in or outside the European Union: On the day they will vote by some 57 per cent to remain in, not because of any enthusiasm for the project but because at decision time people do not like to leap into the dark.
The EU sanctions on Russia extended until the end of January 2017. The six-month extension approved by the ambassadors. The Italian Massari: cease them when observed the Minsk Treaty. To verify who respects and who violates it.
The leader of the Dutch Freedom Party, Geert Wilders, aims to exit from the EU. He said that the EU deprives the Dutch of their identity and democracy. The Netherlands has given the EU and its progenitor, the European Economic Community, a lot more than it has taken. Poland, despite its euroscepticism, has obtained more than it has lost
Can we expect that Europe will soon change its anti-Russian rhetoric to a more balanced and pragmatic stance? Will European officials come to realize what is happening in Ukraine? "The Americans were torturing and abusing a large number of people in their secret prisons. Nothing has changed. There was nothing but popcorn
US authoritative magazine Foreign Policy has recently published an article about the situation in Ukraine. The article gives yet another recipe for the troubled country on the way to ideals of democracy and market prosperity. The article deserves some analysis despite its absurdity
The documents that have recently been declassified in the United States show that prior to the Islamic revolution in Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini was in contact with the administration of President Jimmy Carter. Khomeini persuaded Carter to clear his way to Tehran. This is a reason to think about the true nature of American-Iranian relations
Every time there is a presidential election in the US, before the general vote held in November, an October Surprise has the habit of exploding, an event (deliberately made) that countdown public support from one candidate to the other. The most famous October Surprise was that seen as victim president Carter 1980
The global system of trade and economic relations is undergoing fundamental changes. The illusion of the unified "world market" is being replaced with structures that are currently being formed around oceans. The projects of Trans-Pacific and Trans-Atlantic partnerships are going through various stages of implementation