Paul Gregory: Putin Is Winning: EU Backs Away From Ukraine Trade Pact; U.S. On The Sidelines

Vladimir Putin watches the evening news from his Sochi villa: “In an election move, Barack Obama approved the Keystone pipeline and opened offshore public land to drilling. Mexico’s Pemex announced a 50 percent increase

Paul Gregory: As The Sanctions’ Noose Tightens, China Grabs Russian Energy Assets At Bargain Prices

When I wrote on August 28 that “Western sanctions are strangling the Russian economy,” I had second thoughts about using such strong language. Events of the last two weeks convince me, however, that I

Toomas Hiio: Tallinn and Tatarbunary: attempted invasions 90 years ago

Tallinn is a capital of Estonia situated on the shore of the Gulf of Finland. Tatarbunary is a city with the population of 10,000 in the Odessa Oblast, in the middle of the historical

Toomas Hiio: Tallinn ja Tatarbunarõ 1924: invasioonikatsed 90 aastat tagasi [in Estonian]

Tallinn on Eesti pealinn Soome lahe ääres. Tatarbunarõ on umbes 10 000 elanikuga linn Odessa oblastis, ajaloolise Budžaki piirkonna keskel. Budžak on kolmnurgakujuline ala Ukrainas ja Moldovas, mille tippudeks on Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi Dnestri suudmes, Bender Moldovas