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Is North Korea a real threat for global security?

On 3rd September 2017, North Korea carried out the most powerful nuclear test in its history, which was already the sixth in a row. Together with the latest development of North Korean intercontinental ballistic missiles, the country threatens the global… Continue Reading →

Russia’s thorny road to democracy – Part IV

This is the fourth part of the interview with Russian oppositionist and fighter for democratic rights and freedoms, Igor Sharapov. He talks about the future of Russian democracy, people’s attitude towards the West and the possibility to change power in… Continue Reading →

Love and hate in fragile Ukrainian society

Three years of destructive war, falling economy and huge poverty made Ukrainian society very sensitive and hotheaded. In reality where almost every day Ukrainians are being killed or wondered opposing Russian aggression in Donbass, the society does not let anyone to stay apart and insists “to choose the side”. While some decisions are easier, others still stay controversial.

Russia’s thorny road to democracy – Part III

This is the third part of the interview with Russian oppositionist and fighter for democratic rights and freedoms, Igor Sharapov. He talks about the development of Russian democracy, his life-long struggle with Russia’s tyrannical regime and people’s attitude towards Ukraine…. Continue Reading →

Visa-free regime with the EU – Ukrainian small victory in the difficult war

From 11th June 2017 Ukrainians are finally able to travel to the European Union without visas. One step in Ukraine’s European way of development, so much expected and fought for, but what does visa-free regime really mean for the country?… Continue Reading →

The conflict in Donbas through the eyes of a young local

Arina, could you please introduce yourself? I am Arina Kozlova. I am 18 years old and I come from Luhansk. The military conflict in the Donbas region forced me to leave my city, and, subsequently, the country, as with many… Continue Reading →

Russia’s thorny road to democracy – Part II

This is the second part of an interview with Russian oppositionist and fighter for democratic rights and freedoms, Igor Sharapov. He talks about the development of democracy in Russia, his life-long struggle with Russia’s tyrannical regime, Russian foreign relations, and… Continue Reading →

The end of Ataturk’s dream for Turkey?

The most European Muslim country, which has struggled for European Union’s membership for years, has just stepped backwards to its ‘roots’. In Sunday’s referendum, a majority voted to give more powers to the Turkish president, which could make Recep Tayyip… Continue Reading →

Russia’s thorny road to democracy – Part I

This is the first part of an interview with Russian oppositionist and fighter for democratic rights and freedoms, Igor Sharapov. He talks about the development of democracy in Russia, his life-long struggle with Russia’s tyrannical regime, Russian foreign relations, and… Continue Reading →

The usual day at war in Ukraine – 8 soldiers will never come back

26th March 2017 was just an ordinary day at the war in Ukraine, 3 soldiers were killed and 9 were wounded, while the crashed helicopter added 5 more deaths. Such information is not a sensation any more, it is a… Continue Reading →

Chinese flirt with Russia over the Ukraine crisis

As a global player China has a possibility for independent actions following its interests. Due to its economic and military power, the country can choose the most favorable foreign policy development with no regard to most of the other states…. Continue Reading →

Ukrainian Science is in Decay

An interview with a Ukrainian professor and member of Ukrainian National Academy of Science, who did not want to reveal his name due to fear of losing his job. How would you describe the development of science in Ukraine in… Continue Reading →

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