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The Panama Papers – First Strike Against Putin’s Corruption

Eric Garland Finance Trends, Geopolitical Trends 3 Comments

If you didn’t know much about international finance, you probably didn’t see the journalistic project known as The Panama Papers as a retaliatory move against Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Wikileaks did immediately. Although the tweet was since deleted, the political warfare operation took to Russia Today to complain that the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists wasn’t being ethical about their leaks, …

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My interview on the future Russian threats to NATO

Eric Garland Eric in the Media, Geopolitical Trends 0 Comments

I was recently interviewed by the Kosovo newspaper Gazeta Metro on threats to NATO and which geopolitical trends should be most important to leaders in the Balkans. My English comments are below. It won’t surprise you that Russia features prominently. 1) There have been several articles in European press in recent weeks, outlining the danger coming from Russian hybrid warfare that …

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Putin’s Complaint: Why Russia Set Out to Subvert the Global Order

Eric Garland Geopolitical Trends 0 Comments

Last Sunday I went on a Twitter rant about the role of Russian intelligence activities in the 2016 election. To say it has caused a bit of a stir seems to be an understatement. In case you aren’t much of a Twitter user, or as many have indicated, Twitter threads make for awkward reading, you can luxuriate in the horizontal …