Vladimir Platov

Why a Russia-based Security Firm Fell Victim ...

SEC88843513Last December, US President Donald Trump signed a decree banning the use of Kaspersky Lab software within US government agencies. This latest iteration of anti-Russian sanctions demanded all individuals employed by Washington to wipe the world-renowned anti-virus software off…

CIA and the Assassination of Leaders Overseas

1510915368The history of the US Central Intelligence Agency is replete with numerous examples of political assassinations, not only in the US, but also of leaders of countries Washington disagrees with. So today, the CIA has actively begun developing various methods for the deliberate…

What Will Turkey’s Future Be Like?

311123Turkey marked its 94th anniversary in October, celebrating that anniversary with serious problems related to its latest strategic choice in foreign affairs. For an extended period in its history, Turkey’s politics were connected with its main geostrategic asset, the Bosphorus…

NATO Mobilizes Cyber Capabilities

5623414314At the peak of the WMD arms race, global balance was largely secured by nuclear weapons. Today the same role is increasingly being played by cyberwarfare. However, its relatively low cost and effectiveness in harming an enemy significantly expands the list of countries with modern…

The European Army without the Dictatorship of...

1503131250In response to the USA’s request to increase defense expenditures, the European member states of NATO, at the insistence of France and Germany, have suggested establishing the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) within the EU…

Threshold of a Nuclear Conflict in South Asia

885645345In recent months, the whole world has witnessed a campaign launched by the United States and its allies in South-East Asia and NATO against the DPRK because of the ‘nuclear threat from the Pyongyang.’ At the United States’ initiative, in…

Why Attempts to “Reorganize” Afgh...

85653333It’s curious that American advisers in Afghanistan, while citing the decisions adopted at the International Conference on Afghanistan of 2011, as well as NATO’s Chicago summit of 2012, are now forcing Kabul…

Social Media: Good or Evil?

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In recent decades, the Internet and social networks have developed into an innovative environment for communication and value-sharing, exerting a strong influence on the government, its institutions and individual citizens. Today, the Internet and social networks are rapidly…

China Increases Its Influence Over Afghanista...

563432123123It’s hardly a surprise that the United State is not the only state to recognize the geopolitical importance of Afghanistan. Among the other nations deeply involved in this Central Asian state is China. Ever since 2011, when…

Washington Continues Transforming Afghanistan...

2342341231On August 31, US Secretary of Defense James Mattis signed an order to deploy additional US troops in Afghanistan. He noted that this decision was made in accordance with the overall strategy in South Asia that was approved by…

Washington is Lagging Behind in the Struggle ...

7857645335The power of the terrorist group known as ISIS over the hearts and minds of young people that are running the risk of become its militants has been declining on the daily basis. The influx of foreign recruits who come to Syria and…

Is There an End to the Afghan Conflict?

65434234234In recent monthsTrump’s hesitations about Washington’s strategy for Afghanistan governed by the skeptical attitude towards the Afghan conflict that Trump has been showing since the days of his election campaign have quite…


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