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October 3, 2022
America’s War on Russia in Ukraine: A Background

RAND Corporation’s 2019 report “Overextending and Unbalancing Russia” specified “cost-imposing options that the United States and its allies could pursue across economic, political, and military areas to stress Russia’s economy and armed forces and the regime’s political standing at home and abroad.” This infographic shows the measures that the report’s authors believe would bring the highest benefits.

October 3, 2022
The Rift Between European Policymakers and Public Opinion

In 2022, the Central European nation of Slovakia has supported Ukraine with more than €154m in military aid. This includes S-300 air defense system, Mi-series military helicopters, self-propelled howitzers, and Grad multiple-rocket launcher rockets as well as tracked infantry fighting BVP-1 vehicles. However, the public opinion is not as pro-Ukrainian as the country’s government.

September 28, 2022
These Are Countries Ruled by King Charles III

King Charles III who ascended the British throne on September 8, 2022, is the monarch of 14 countries, apart from the United Kingdom itself, with a total population of about 150 million people.

September 23, 2022
Mapping the War in Ukraine: Russia Is Expanding

On September 20, 2022, referenda on reunification with Russia were announced in the Russia-controlled regions of Ukraine as well as in Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics. They are widely expected to lead to these territories’ accession to the Russian Federation. Time will tell how this will change the nature of the conflict in Ukraine, but here is an attempt to show how the two sides are likely to see their borders very soon.

August 30, 2022
Ukrainian Refugees: Top 10 Receiving Countries

After the start of Russia’s military operation in Ukraine, more than 6 million refugees have fled the country. More than 1.6 million of them have chosen to move to Russia.

August 28, 2022
These Countries Are the World Leaders in Microchip Exports

Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan remain dominant players in global microchip production, which also allows them to control half of the worldwide export market, Statista writes. Numbers from the UN Comtrade database show that Greater China’s exports of microchips totaled just under $400 billion in the pandemic year of 2020.

August 26, 2022
Which Post-Soviet Economies Have Grown the Most Since 1990?

In 1990, the Soviet Union was the second largest economy in the world. The new states that emerged on its ashes pursued various economic policies to various effects. Thirty years later, most countries were better off with two notable exceptions: Ukraine and Georgia. Incidentally, these are the countries that are denying their Soviet past most vehemently and aspire to integration with the European Union.

August 18, 2022
Ukraine’s Most Valuable Resource

Ukraine’s surface area under cultivation is vast — so vast, that, at 32 million hectares, it’s larger than Italy. Ukraine has the capacity to produce a lot more grain if modern technology, finances and practices are used to supplement its nutrient-rich soil – TRT World

August 3, 2022
The Conflict in North Kosovo: A Background

After a US request, the authorities of the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo postponed a ban on entry with Serbian license plates and documents for one month. The ban was supposed to come into force on August 1, and had caused an aggravation in the north of the region.

August 1, 2022
These Countries Possess Three Fourths of the World’s Rocket Artillery

In the face of significant Russian gains in Ukraine from the late spring of 2022, one of the most notable new classes of weapons system supplied to the Ukrainian Military by its NATO allies has been the M142 HIMARS rocket artillery system, MilitaryWatchMagazine.com reports. While Russia itself has somewhat neglected the field of rocket artillery since the end of the Cold War, states aligned with Moscow may well be able to provide artillery systems matching or exceeding the performance of the HIMARS system to support the country’s war effort.

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