Nearly forty years on and faced with another public health threat, what is the legacy of HIV/AIDS-related disinformation? In this article, Jack Burnham discusses the parallels between the HIV/AIDS and COVID-19 health crises and the proliferation of health-related disinformation during a time of great power competition.
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Special Report: NATO’s Forgotten Western Flank
In this special report, Research Analyst Andrew Erskine poses the case for why NATO needs to acknowledge its western flank as a legitimate geo-security periphery. Demonstrating the periphery’s history, geo-security gravity, and opportunity to amplify intra-alliance unity and cohesion, Andrew presents a timely insight for why the time is ripe for including a new geopolitical flank to NATO’s security and defence mandate.
Modern Jihad vs. Qur’anic Jihad: Clearing up Western Misconceptions and Eradicating the Legitimacy of Islamic Terrorist Groups
Samer Khurshid in this article serves to clear western misconceptions of Islam, Jihad and the Quran whilst simultaneously eradicating the legitimacy of Islamic Terrorist Organizations like Al – Qaeda.
The Modern Lessons of HBO’s “Chernobyl”
As Craig Mazin’s hit new HBO miniseries “Chernobyl” comes to a close, David Lazzam reflects on the continuing implications the nuclear disaster and the stories behind it hold for our modern political system.
Escaping the Canteen: The Rise of Post-Soviet Cuisine
David Lazzam explores the cultural growth that has emerged in Russian cuisine since the fall of the Soviet Union.
The United States Stands Alone: A Review of “Red Dawn” (1984)
In this film analysis, Justin Dell looks at the alternative history flick, “Red Dawn” (1984), and teases out some of the details of the movie that speak to the apocalyptic mood that existed in the early 1980s, when relations between the United States and the Soviet Union were at their nadir. The film’s principal themes of readiness and sacrifice are as relevant to today’s world as they were 35 years ago.
Eyes East: Bringing “Vostok 2018” into Focus
Russia and China and Mongolia, oh my! Russia recently conducted its largest war games since Soviet times, in Siberia, and Chinese and Mongolian units participated. What should NATO make of this? Justin Dell argues that these exercises are probably more about Russian self-assertion in the Far East than about building a Russian-Chinese axis of autocracy.
Belarus: The Protests of the Social Parasites
Rejeanne Lacroix investigates the implementation of the social parasite tax in Belarus and the subsequent nationwide protests. She reflects upon possible political strategies for the former Soviet country.
The Dichotomy : Perception of Russia
Is our understanding of #Russia a part of a larger plan? @Sha Lalapet explores Russia’s history and economics, in an effort to shed light into the workings behind Russia
Through Ukraine’s Eyes: Interview with Dr. Taras Kuzio, Part I
In Part I of this exclusive interview, Dr. Taras Kuzio talks about what the Paris attacks, Minsk II, and Russia’s intervention in Syria mean for Ukraine, as well as NATO’s involvement in the Ukraine conflict.