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Jon Sweet and Mark Toth

Lukashenko positions Belarus to ‘jump the shark’

Allowing Russian forces and ballistics to deploy to his country is coming back to haunt Lukashenko.

Something Doomsday This Way Comes

Vladimir Putin may be attempting to supress snowballing milblogger criticism of his disastrous war in the Ukraine.


Media-led outrage over pilots and other service personnel working overseas may be missing the point.


By yielding Commonwealth markets to Beijing, the UK risks unnecessarily diminishing King Charles’ future influence across the African continent.

Part I: Republicanism and “An ever changing future.”

As the recently departed Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne on her Coronation Day on June 2nd 1953, she spoke memorably of the living strength of the Commonwealth, as well as of “societies old and new; of lands and races…

Putin’s Arsenals of Evil – Iran & North Korea

by Mark Toth and Jon Sweet. In February, no one predicted Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ‘special military operation’ in Ukraine would result in Moscow becoming militarily dependent on rogue states – including Iran and North Korea – operating, in effect,…

Biden’s ‘just enough’ strategy is subverting Zelensky’s capacity to close out Russia in Ukraine

by Jonathan Sweet and Mark Toth, Guest Authors General George Patton once famously stated that, “Nobody ever defended anything successfully, there is only attack and attack and attack some more.” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and his military leadership, valiantly, are…

Zaporizhzhia Putin’s Nuclear Force Z

Updated: Putin is widening his weaponization of the ZNPP and there are breaking news reports alleging Russia has told workers not to show up on Friday, August 19th — and that Russia is threatening to shut down the ZNPP entirely….