30Sep 2019

Is Russia meddling in Kosovo election? Putin’s top congressional ally Dana Rohrabacher is Prindon Sadriu’s mentor. Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu’s husband served as an assistant to Congressman Rohrabacher. Both Vjosa and Prindon Sadriu have a very close relationship with Dana Rohrabacher. Rohrabacher has advanced Russian interests in Kosovo. Sadriu family friend and mentor Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu is a… Continue reading

20Jun 2019

Boonmee Lab, a Thai data and tech firm founded by data experts mentored by Klaikong Vaidhyakarn, used the shady tactics of Cambridge Analytica to influence the 2019 Thai general election. Boonmee Lab decisively contributed to Future Forward’s election performance. Klaikong’s protégées Thiti Luang, Rapee Suveeranont, and Puripant Ruchikachorn founded Boonmee Lab in mid-2013. They had… Continue reading

22May 2019

The political landscape has drastically changed all across the world over the past decade, with traditional political parties failing to franchise their core electorate, which in turn has slowly migrated towards alternative parties that have sprung up from seemingly nowhere. If ten or twenty years ago a clear distinct ideology was adopted by all parties,… Continue reading

16May 2019

Months after Juan Guaido, the leader of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, declared himself as interim president, Venezuela has plunged into a major political crisis that seems to have no end in sight. President Nicolas Maduro is still calling the shots, the Venezuelan Army is still divided in either showing its support to Maduro or Guaido,… Continue reading

20Feb 2019

Former Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra, on the run from corruption charges, was granted Montenegrin citizenship sometimes in 2009. Ten years later the circumstances in which the citizenship was awarded are still murky. Montenegro’s officials have failed to explain how, why and exactly when Thaksin obtained the citizenship of the European Balkan state. One of the… Continue reading

12Dec 2018

Inspired by Angola’s dos Santos, Kabila handpicked an unknown party loyalist as successor. Apparently, he couldn’t be more wrong. Angola’s and DRC’s succession crises In February 2017, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, Angola’s president since 1979, announced that he will step down and not run in August 2017 elections. He also handpicked a loyal hardliner as… Continue reading

11Dec 2018

The recent protests in France have shown us the fragility of a Western developed nation to tackle social issues that have been brewing within its mist for decades already, slowing eating away at the very fabric of the contract that exists between the citizens of the nation and the political class that represents them. Make… Continue reading

22Nov 2018

The Khashoggi fiasco has brought forward something that the Saudi Arabian Kingdom might have wanted to remain hidden from plain sight: the amount of money that they have given to Western PR firms as for them to paint a very different picture regarding the way the Kingdom has conducted business in the on-going Yemen war… Continue reading