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September 14, 2021
Do Ukraine and the United States Have a Similar Value System?

“Ukraine and the United States have a similar value system,” said U.S. President Joe Biden on September 1, 2021, meeting his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy in the White House. Some recent episodes may challenge this view. Or maybe confirm it?

August 31, 2021
Combat Aircraft Suppliers to Europe

This infographic shows the main suppliers of combat aircraft to the countries of Europe. Note that the data used includes trainer aircraft and UAVs. All data is taken from open sources.

August 29, 2021
Combat Aircraft Suppliers to the Indo-Pacific

This infographic shows the main suppliers of combat aircraft to the countries of the Indo-Pacific. Note that the data used includes trainer aircraft and UAVs, as well as aircraft ordered but not yet received by customers. All data is taken from open sources.

August 22, 2021
Combat Aircraft Suppliers to Middle East and Central Asia

This infographic shows the main suppliers of combat aircraft to the countries of Middle East and Central Asia. Note that the data used includes trainer aircraft and UAVs, as well as aircraft ordered but not yet received by customers. All data is taken from open sources.

August 17, 2021
Combat Aircraft Suppliers to Africa

This infographic shows the main suppliers of combat aircraft to the countries of Africa. Note that the data used includes trainer aircraft and UAVs, as well as aircraft ordered but not yet received by customers. All data is taken from open sources.

July 30, 2021
Reunification Movements in Europe

On July 21, the leader of the Flemish rightwing N-VA party, Bart De Wever, argued for the reunification of Flanders and the Netherlands. While the idea still seems unthinkable today, that could soon change, he said. “A confederation of the Low Countries could be a reality the day after tomorrow. If I could die as a Southern Dutchman, I would die happier than as a Belgian,” De Wever said. This infographic will remind you of various reunification movements across Europe.

July 28, 2021
Why Ukraine Should Be Grateful to Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union

The pro-Western government of Ukraine is trying to wipe out the Soviet period of its history by pursuing a policy of “decommunization”. However, Ukraine as an independent state in its present borders could only be possible thanks to the Soviet rulers who expanded the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic at the expense of the neighboring states, including Russia. In fact, the Soviet power continued Imperial Russia’s policy of uniting Ukrainians within one state: the bulk of the present-day Ukraine’s territory was taken by the Imperial Russia from Poland and Turkey. Meanwhile, today’s Ukraine is the direct successor of the first internationally recognized Ukrainian state, the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, which was proclaimed in 1919, became one of the founding states of the Soviet Union in 1922 and a founding member of the United Nations in 1945.

July 19, 2021
A Tale of Two Wars

In Afghanistan, the U.S. created a cauldron of Islamist extremism, aided and abetted by British and Pakistani intelligence as well as massive Saudi funding. The wreckage in Central Asia will henceforth haunt geopolitical rivals in Moscow and Beijing.

July 10, 2021
America’s Crumbling Infrastructure: Energy

Every four years the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) measures the conditions of bridge, water and transportation infrastructure within the U.S. and publishes its findings through the Infrastructure Report Card. In 2021, America’s Cumulative Infrastructure Grade is C-, that is worse than “mediocre”. Energy got the same grade.

June 30, 2021
What Happened in the Black Sea Off Crimea?

On June 23, 2021 HMS Defender entered Russia’s territorial waters and sailed some 12 miles (19km) off Crimea’s coast. The peninsula is not recognized by the United Kingdom as Russian land and London believes it to be illegally occupied Ukrainian territory. A BBC correspondent was on board the navy ship and his version of what happened is different from official accounts of both Britain and Russia.

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