Europe News & Analysis (including Russia/CIS)

LNG terminal at Rotterdam

The U.S. Should Weaponize Europe’s Oil and Natural Gas Markets in an Economic Offensive Against Russia

When it comes to the West’s problems with Russia, there is a unique opportunity for the U.S. to fuse economics and geopolitics in partnership with Europe to significantly tip some current balances in the West’s collective favor By Brian E ...
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Already in a Cyberwar with Russia, NATO Must Expand Article 5 to Include Cyberwarfare

The nature of warfare is changing and cyberwarfare is increasingly the battlefield in which our battles against our enemies are and will be fought, as Russia’s recent unprecedented SolarWinds hacking operation and other recent attacks make even clearer.  Russia is ...
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NATO cyberwarfare

The History of Russia’s Cyberwarfare Against NATO Shows It Is Time to Add to NATO’s Article 5

Since cyberwarfare has become a thing, Russia has been the only serious perpetrator of cyberwarfare against members of the NATO military alliance, with its just-discovered massive SolarWinds cyberwarfare operation only the latest in a string of impunities. It is long ...
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As America Votes, UK’s Russian Election Interference Report Should Be a Wake-Up Call to America

While it took years for a serious UK government report on Russian election interference in the UK to be released to the British public, the report is a masterclass in how such reports should be done, saying more with fewer ...
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Donald Trump, his kids, and Alexander Shnaider opening Trump Tower Toronto

When Dirty Russian-Connected Money Saved Trump’s Ass and His Ensuing Business Disasters Helped Destroy the Global and American Economies

As Trump’s taxes return to the news, here is the parallel context and setup where he went from failure on the verge of collapse to being propped up by money connected to Putin’s Russian government and the Russian mafia and ...
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Giuliani, Parnas, Fruman

The Nexus of American Right-Wing and Kremlin Disinformation Exposes Trump-Russia’s Mechanics

How Trump, Putin, Giuliani, the Russian mafia, and the working relationships between their agents and media allies in the Hunter Biden witch-hunt show how the Trump-Russia sausage is made and how the mainstream media foolishly amplifies this disinformation; the just-released ...
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White nationalists in Charlottesville

Nationalism: A National Security Threat from Without and Within and one of Putin’s Favorite Weapons

Whatever its origin, nationalism taken too far can instigate violence and destroy democracy, and this is exactly what Putin is trying to do with it By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981) September 10, 2020; see related article: Republic ...
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Why the Coronavirus Pandemic and America’s Disastrous Response Will Inspire Future Use of Bioweapons

Excerpt 3 of 5, adapted to stand alone, from a May 26, 2020 SPECIAL REPORT on coronavirus By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981) 1-A Brief, Non-Comprehensive Survey of Bioweapons, Biowarfare, and Bioterrorism History in Light of the Coronavirus ...
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A Brief, Non-Comprehensive Survey of Bioweapons, Biowarfare, and Bioterrorism History in Light of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Excerpt 1 of 5, adapted to stand alone, from a May 26, 2020 SPECIAL REPORT on coronavirus By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981) 2-America’s History of Failure in Unconventional and Asymmetric Warfare Is Instructive for Our War with ...
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Coronavirus Exposes U.S. As Unprepared for Biowarfare & Bioterrorism, Highlighting Traditional U.S. Weakness in Unconventional, Asymmetric Warfare

SPECIAL REPORT By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981) May 26, 2020 PDF report version of this article here. The eBook version,Coronavirus the Revealer: How the Coronavirus Pandemic Exposes America As Unprepared for Biowarfare & Bioterrorism, Highlighting Traditional U.S ...
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Biden Ukraine

The Untold Story of the Bidens and Burisma

The scale has been upended with the repeated transmissions of Trump’s—and the Kremlin's—lies about Biden. The real story is quite different and has yet to be properly framed by the media. By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981) December ...
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A Song of Gas and Politics: How Ukraine Is at the Center of Trump-Russia, or, Ukrainegate: A “New” Phase in the Trump-Russia Saga Made from Recycled Materials (eBook preview/excerpt)

A preview of an Epic Saga with companion sections in fifteen parts By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter@bfry1981) November 24, 2019 (Update: December 7, 2019: we now know Giuliani has been meeting in Ukraine with Andrii Artemenko and is ...
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