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Game Theory, Checkmate: How Vladimir Putin lost Russia

Eric Garland Geopolitical Trends, Twitter threads Leave a Comment

Vladimir Putin is certainly a historic figure. In fact, I believe he will be the last ruler of modern Russia. I had heard a rumor some month ago that Russia’s fate was to no longer be a modern nation-state, but multiple regions, more or less kept in check by the actual world powers. It seemed far-fetched. Now, less so. Two …

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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 Leave a Comment

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 …