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Andrey Klimov: Unmasking the Paradox – Corrupt Politician Hosts Neo-Colonialism Conference

In a twist of irony, Andrey Klimov, a seasoned Russian politician with a shadowy reputation, recently assumed a prominent role in organising the “For the Freedom of Nations” forum in Moscow. The spectacle, hosted by the United Russia party under…

Jacob Zuma, the MK Party, and the Kremlin’s GRU

On December 28, 2007, the Directorate of Special Operations (DSO), known as the Scorpions, charged Jacob Zuma with eighteen charges of money laundering and corruption based on seven hundred and fifty-three illicit payments he received while serving as the Deputy…

Russia Could Lose Up To 500,000 Soldiers in the War Against Ukraine. 

As the war in Ukraine enters a second year, Russian losses are mounting at an alarming rate with losses expected to reach 500,000 soldiers by 2025 if the number of casualties sustained in President Vladimir Putin’s Special Military Operation continues…

A Mosaic of Disinformation: The Manipulation of Narratives Surrounding Navalny’s Death

Alexei Navalny, hailed as the Kremlin’s most formidable critic, fearlessly exposed corruption entrenched within President Vladimir Putin’s political party, enduring substantial personal sacrifices. From surviving a near-fatal poisoning attempt to imprisonment since 2021, Navalny’s unwavering commitment to exposing political corruption…

Iran Is Set to Become One of the World’s Leading Arms Dealers 

Iran is set to become one of the largest suppliers of weapons within the next decade, western intelligence agencies believe.   The Islamic republic sold around 1bn USD worth of weaponry to a variety of countries around the world in 2022/23,…

Congressional Chaos: The Battle Over $60 Billion for Ukraine Instigated by the ‘Hateful Eight’ 

Months of Congressional chaos have left U.S. aid to Ukraine paralysed, creating a four-month deadlock in providing essential assistance that it needs to prevent a Russian victory.  Now, the U.S. Senate proposed a comprehensive $95 billion aid package, earmarking $60…

“The Future is in the Sky”: Space’s Ax-3 Mission – A Triumph of Collaboration, Science, and Interstellar Aspirations 

In a historic moment for space exploration, Axiom Space has successfully concluded its third all-private astronaut mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The mission, aptly named Axiom Mission 3 (Ax-3), stands out as the first all-European commercial astronaut mission,…

Exclusive: Senior Research Fellow Martin Plaut on China, Russia and keeping the Red Sea open

The United States and Britain have carried out strikes against targets linked to Houthis in Yemen. It’s the first time strikes have been launched against the Iran-backed group since it started targeting international shipping in the Red Sea late last year. An international…

Exclusive: Sir Graeme Lamb Writes on Russia and Iran: An Unwelcome Alliance

The past will not tell you what is about to happen but it can point you in the right direction of what you might expect to unfold, and yet we in the West are so wrapped up in the day-to-day…

Collective Defence is the Best Protection Against Cyber Attacks, says IronNet CEO.

State-sponsored computer hackers are weaponising artificial intelligence to launch cyberattacks against western militaries, governments, and private companies, according to a leading industry chief.   Potential targets will need to adopt a form of collective cyber defence to protect themselves from sophisticated…