Author: Leonid SAVIN

Strategies in mind

Strategies Born In The Mind

In May 2019, a curious document was made publicly available under the aegis of the US Defense Department and the US Joint Chiefs of Staff. It is entitled “Russian Strategic Intentions” and was prepared as part of the Strategic Multilayer Assessment programme. The report is the joint effort of more […]

Mark Esper

Temps And Professionals At The Pentagon

The political climate in the US will also play a certain role, since the new election campaign is already under way. And it is important for Trump to show the effectiveness of his work by taking the credit for as many achievements as possible. So stability in the US defence industry will only benefit his ratings.

Overextending and Unbalancing Russia

Is The US Preparing For War With Russia?

Together with other advisory documents for high-level decision makers in the US, the new report by RAND experts is evidence of a large-scale campaign being carried out against Russia. All of the recommendations, especially those included in the military section, are virtually pointing to the preparation of a war with Russia.

Abbotabad

Big Lie Day

Media outlets under the control of the US State Department continue to report on the US Army’s successes in its war on terror. Fabricating lies and demonising America’s geopolitical opponents, as well as anyone who disagrees with the country’s global agenda, is all in a day’s work for the media lackeys of the US establishment.

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NATO’s Anniversary Shindig In Washington

On 4 April, NATO turned 70 years old. The atmosphere at the celebrations was quarrelsome, as often happens with the elderly when they start losing their marbles. It was a sign of profound schizophrenia. Some NATO members are still faithful to the old Cold War policy, while others don’t quite […]

US Troll Factories

US Troll Factories, Artificial Intelligence And Cyberwarfare (II)

When profit, unfair competition, and the pursuit of short-term fads are the ideals, trolling and manipulation of any kind will only continue to evolve. There have been instances where small groups of activists with perfectly reasonable objectives have copied the tactics of large corporations by using the astroturfing technique, i.e. the artificial creation of public opinion.

Wall And A Frontier

A Wall And A Frontier

Borders and walls are a symbol of domination and exploitation, but the same could be said of the “frontier” in all its forms. US companies or multinational corporations with American interests provide their services worldwide while selectively blocking some countries, imposing sanctions on others, denying access, and carrying out other preventive measures.

Imran Khan

Pakistan At A Crossroads

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan is steadily changing its policies – both domestic and foreign. Outside observers are putting the change down to democratic transition and an Asian-style populism. This is partially justified, since the recent parliamentary elections were relatively transparent and the winner – the current prime minister, Imran […]

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The Anatomy Of The G20

The G20 summit in Buenos Aires is over. The vast majority of news and articles focussed on the issues discussed and how the leaders got onwith each other (especially the nuances of the relationship betweenpresidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump), but there was nostructural analysis of the event. Namely, what […]

Deepfakes And Political Manipulation

Future campaigns will pick not just the issues and slogans a candidate should support, but also the candidate who should champion those issues. Temporal trends for different voter blocks might be compared to genetic and medical data to understand regional shifts in political leanings, thereby illuminating methods for slicing and dicing audiences in favor of or against a specified agenda.