Zarrin, Shayan. (November 20, 2018). ‘Robert Maxwell, Promisgate, and the advent of the Israeli cybersecurity industry’. Securing Our Interests. https://talpiottalk.com/2018/11/20/robert-maxwell-promisgate-and-the-advent-of-the-israeli-cybersecurity-industry/
TurkStream: Who profits, who loses out? | “Why is TurkStream so controversial?
European Union countries remain heavily dependent on Russian gas, most of which until recently ran along pipelines through Ukraine. In the 2000s, Russia cut off winter gas supplies to Ukraine, and therefore must of the rest of Europe, in a row over unpaid debts. Russia’s annexation of the Ukrainian region of Crimea, and Moscow’s backing for separatists in eastern Ukraine, also brought relations between the two neighbors to a new low.
TurkStream, along with Nord Stream, another Russian pipeline that runs under the Baltic Sea to Germany, will allow Russia to route more of its gas to Europe without running through Ukraine. The Kiev government is expected to lose billions of euros in transit fees as a result.
Despite EU attempts to scupper it, Russia is also building a second pipeline, Nord Stream 2.
Other Eastern European countries have also accused Moscow of trying to exert political influence by by passing them.
Russia also plans to extend TurkStream through Bulgaria and Serbia to Greece and Italy. Construction work on the second overland section is expected to start in 2019.” https://www.dw.com/en/turkstream-who-profits-who-loses-out/a-46364057
[Sean Jobst] Israeli support for anti-Ukrainian separatists of “Novorussia” https://talpiottalk.com/2018/07/21/sean-jobst-israeli-support-for-anti-ukrainian-separatists-of-novorussia/
The Foundations of Geopolitics: The Geopolitical Future of Russia is a geopolitical book by Aleksandr Dugin. The book has had a large influence within the Russian military, police, and foreign policy elites and it has been used as a textbook in the Academy of the General Staff of the Russian military. Its publication in 1997 was well-received in Russia and powerful Russian political figures subsequently took an interest in Dugin, a Russian fascist and nationalist who has developed a close relationship with Russia’s Academy of the General Staff.
Dugin credits General Nikolai Klokotov of the Academy of the General Staff as co-author and main inspiration, though Klokotov denies this. Colonel General Leonid Ivashov, head of the International Department of the Russian Ministry of Defence, helped draft the book. …
- Ukraine should be annexed by Russia because “Ukraine as a state has no geopolitical meaning, no particular cultural import or universal significance, no geographic uniqueness, no ethnic exclusiveness, its certain territorial ambitions represents an enormous danger for all of Eurasia and, without resolving the Ukrainian problem, it is in general senseless to speak about continental politics”. Ukraine should not be allowed to remain independent, unless it is cordon sanitaire, which would be inadmissible. …
In the United States:
- Russia should use its special services within the borders of the United States to fuel instability and separatism, for instance, provoke “Afro-American racists”. Russia should “introduce geopolitical disorder into internal American activity, encouraging all kinds of separatism and ethnic, social and racial conflicts, actively supporting all dissident movements – extremist, racist, and sectarian groups, thus destabilizing internal political processes in the U.S. It would also make sense simultaneously to support isolationist tendencies in American politics”.
Putin’s Sinister Role in the Failed Turkish Coup | Analysis: Pulling Erdogan from Western Orbit is a Russian Objective
There are profound consequences to ignoring Russia’s many-fronted hybrid war against the West, and from failing to acknowledge that Turkey is, and has been, as much a target of this war as Ukraine or the Baltic states. As long as these explanations, which are amply documented with circumstantial and frequently direct evidence, are dismissed as conspiracy theories, leaders can duck responsibility for addressing the crisis. https://freebeacon.com/national-security/putins-sinister-role-failed-turkish-coup/
“The Geographical Pivot of History” is an article submitted by Halford John Mackinder in 1904 to the Royal Geographical Society that advances his heartland theory. In this article, Mackinder extended the scope of geopolitical analysis to encompass the entire globe. …
Later, in 1919, Mackinder summarised his theory as:
- “Who rules East Europe commands the Heartland;
- who rules the Heartland commands the World-Island;
- who rules the World-Island commands the world.”
- (Mackinder, Democratic Ideals and Reality, p. 150)
‘We like to work with allies’: Israeli firm sets up shop in US | “Water-Gen, which is owned by Russian-Israeli entrepreneur and billionaire Michael Mirilashvili, is looking to do business with the US – but not sales.” http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/254607