Iran: Four Rounds of Nuclear Marathon

The process of Iran’s withdrawal from the “nuclear deal” is running to its logical end   Vadym Volokhov For the second consecutive year, the world media have been publishing brutal, anti-Iran and its nuclear program, propaganda. In early September 2019, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) accused Tehran of failing to meet its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and that launched a new phase of external pressure on the Islamic Republic of Iran. Once again, the United States and Western countries, with great indignation and concern, drew the world community’s attention to Iran’s “hostile actions”, but did not say a single word about the reasons that prompted…

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Over The Abyss

Nuclear Confrontation in the World and the Place of Ukraine   Victor Hvozd Although the United States and Russia are ready to make some changes to their positions towards improvement, they are, in military terms, in a state of confrontation. Moreover, lately this confrontation has been reaching a new level. This concerns, first and foremost, the active expansion of their preparations for a possible nuclear war. Besides, the has been reshaping. The process began after relations between the West and Russia escalated as a result of Russian aggression against Ukraine, when both sides, in fact, followed the Cold War escalation between…

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How Today’s Profit Changes Priorities of Societies

The current system of global geopolitical coordinates is still dominated by the argument of force, pragmatism and subjective desire to obtain financial gain   Serhiy Polyovyk Some of the latest events in Europe and in the world in one way or another have affected Ukraine. For example, Denmark did grant Russia permission to lay the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline through its territorial waters. In other words, the Russians have overcome the obstacle to realizing their intention to build a gas pipeline to Europe bypassing Ukraine and traditional routs of transporting gas to European consumers. Resistance of European countries to the North Stream 2 construction lasted for several years and…

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NATO’s “Weak Link” on the Black Sea and Counteracting Russia

Bulgaria Between Russia and the West   Roman Kot The dynamics of developments in the Black Sea basin indicates that the region is becoming quite dangerous due to the aggressiveness of the Russian Federation. After the two acts of aggression — illegal annexation of Crimea and restriction of navigation in the Kerch Strait — the next such stage will most likely be Russians’ destructive actions in the northwestern sector of the Black Sea basin, in particular, taking control of Zmiinyi Island and restricting access to Odesa, Chornomorsk and other Ukrainian ports. By these steps, Russia is not only trying to economically crush Ukraine. Such steps…

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Manifestations of the NATO and EU Geopolitical Helplessness

The USA’s self-removal position adds to the intensification of international legal nihilism and impudence not only from Russia but now — from Turkey   Serhiy Polyovyk Recent events in Northern Syria and the traditionally weak, inform geopolitical response to them by leading EU and NATO countries, including Germany, confirm that the current collective security system cannot withstand the onslaught of brute force and the bold use of force to resolve international disagreements. Russia and Turkey, despite some contradictions and interstate disputes, immediately found common ground and joined efforts to achieve dominance…

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The Turkish Gambit

The nature of possible changes in the situation is as difficult to predict as the sentiments and actions of Trump, Putin and Erdogan   Oleksiy Volovych Ukrainians, who for centuries had not had their statehood, are still defending it in the unequal struggle against the communist-horde empire, and better than anybody else, understand the Kurdish people’s problems. In this cynical world, in the struggle for their independence, Ukrainians and Kurds can rely first and foremost on themselves, and only then on their possible partners and allies, if they are lucky enough to find them… The article is available in Ukrainian  

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Syria: Reconfiguration Or the Loser Pays for All?

Moscow Has Managed to Stay in Syria. For How Long?   Vadym Volokhov October 22, 2019, another meeting of two presidents — of Turkey and the RF — took place in Sochi. The main issue they discussed was the situation in the North-East of Syria. It was there that Turkey conducted the anti-terrorist Operation Peace Spring. The matter is that such operations do not bring peace to the people of Syria. How many more thousands of Syrians have to die in the fight against terrorists “for peace and development”? …Is it possible to name the winner after signing the deal in Sochi, and to tell who has won more from the new reconfiguration? Strange as it might seem, Washington won… Is it possible to name…

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Presidential Election in Afghanistan and the Behind-the-Scenes Fuss

The behind-the-scenes intrigue is getting up steam   Vadym Volokhov September 28, 2019, the presidential election was held in Afghanistan. The votes have not been counted to the end yet, but the behind-the-scenes intrigue around them is getting up steam. Today, it seems that the US powerful diplomatic machine has already started working for the “determined” by Washington President of Afghanistan. Visits of the US Secretary of Defense and of the US Congress delegation make it clear that Washington is back to negotiating with the Taliban and is looking forward to a peaceful resolution of the Afghan crisis in the near future. Washington is thought to see in the post of the President of Afghanistan a person willing…

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“BINTEL” Geopolitical Analytics Journal, Issue 3, 2019

All the materials of this issue of the “BINTEL” journal are in one way or another related to the events happening in Ukraine and abroad, so they are relevant, and therefore may be of interest to our readers. For example, in early autumn in Poland, representatives of the leading countries marked the 80th anniversary of the beginning of World War II, where the President of Ukraine was invited. Oleksiy Volovych, in his article “The 80th Anniversary of the Outbreak of the Second World War: from the Past to the Present”, offers the readers his point of view on both, the war itself and its aftermath, as well as the role that Ukraine and the Ukrainians played in those distant years times. “On the eve of the 80th anniversary of…

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