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3. June 2015

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Reformatting Ukraine is on the agenda

Latest horrible ceasefire violations in Donbass by the Kiev’s regime are likely intended to demonstrate the “inefficiency” of the OSCE mission to its Western patrons and are evidence of Ukraine’s attempts to circumvent the jurisdiction of the Minsk truce co-brokered by Russia, Germany, and France. Indeed, Minsk-2 is very inconvenient for Poroshenko, because it documents […]

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22. June 2015

A “Secular ISIL” Rises In Southeast Asia (II)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

A “Secular ISIL” Rises In Southeast Asia (II)

(Please read Part I before this article) Clash Of Interests A triad of Great Power interests intersects in the confined area of the India-Myanmar border, and each actor has differing objectives, motivations, and apprehensions. When one includes Myanmar itself into the foray, a ‘quarrelling quartet’ of contradictory trajectories emerges: Myanmar: Internal Balancing Beginning with the […]

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22. June 2015

A “Secular ISIL” Rises In Southeast Asia (I)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

A “Secular ISIL” Rises In Southeast Asia (I)

India just carried out one of its largest-ever covert operations in peacetime, striking a Myanmar-based terrorist group and killing over 100 of its members. The National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang), known more popularly by its initials NSCN-K, was targeted because of the terrorist attack it pulled off last week in the Northeast Indian state […]

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21. June 2015

Pobedonostsev – personalist, populist, perennialist, patriot, peacenik

By Matthew COOPER (USA)

Pobedonostsev – personalist, populist, perennialist, patriot, peacenik

If one studies late Romanov Russia, or the Golden Age of Russian thought, poetry and literature, there is one name in statesmanship and political philosophy that, alongside the literary giants Tolstoy, Turgenev, Chekhov, Gorky and Dostoevsky, you probably can’t get away from. Konstantin Petrovich Pobedonostsev, the éminence grise of Russian statecraft under Tsar Aleksandr III […]

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20. June 2015

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Episode 17. Britain – Adolf Hitler’s star-crossed love (III)

By Nikolay STARIKOV (Russia)

Episode 17. Britain – Adolf Hitler’s star-crossed love (III)

Part I, part II Never during this time did Great Britain agree to peace negotiations. She steadily continued her shelling of German cities. She showed her resolve to fight until the end. The United Kingdom could be fought, and even defeated, but after examining his options, Adolf Hitler asked himself two questions. What price would […]

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19. June 2015

Are Pershing missiles returning to Europe?

By Vladimir KOZIN (Russia)

Are Pershing missiles returning to Europe?

On June 4 a portion of a report by Army General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, was declassified, in which he claims that Washington is considering deploying cruise missiles with nuclear warheads in Europe as a response to Russia’s alleged “violations” of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, or INF, […]

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18. June 2015

How the Pentagon plans to defeat Eurasia and roll out Robotic Warfare (II)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

How the Pentagon plans to defeat Eurasia and roll out Robotic Warfare (II)

(Please read Part I before this article) The Third Offset The most significant aspect of Work’s speech lies in his explanation of what constitutes the Third Offset Strategy, the ongoing progressive trend of the entire US Armed Forces. Background: To briefly establish some background context, he describes an offset as being “broad technological strategies” that […]

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17. June 2015

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How the Pentagon plans to defeat Eurasia and roll out Robotic Warfare (I)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

How the Pentagon plans to defeat Eurasia and roll out Robotic Warfare (I)

Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work expounded upon the US’ military strategy in Eurasia during a speech at the Army War College Strategy Conference on 8 April, revealing critical insight into the Pentagon’s formal approach to forthcoming conflicts. Work’s words should be read in full by any strategist endeavoring to understand the imperatives that guide […]

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13. June 2015

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Episode 17. Britain – Adolf Hitler’s star-crossed love (II)

By Nikolay STARIKOV (Russia)

Episode 17. Britain – Adolf Hitler’s star-crossed love (II)

Part I Two weeks after Britain’s treacherous attack on the French navy, the world was already discussing a very different event. On July 19, 1940, Adolf Hitler stepped up to the podium of the German Reichstag. In that hall sat not only the members of the German parliament, but also generals, the leaders of the […]

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10. June 2015

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Obama Sacrifices Integrity over Ukraine

By William DUNKERLEY (USA)

Obama Sacrifices Integrity over Ukraine

A lack of integrity can be seen in Obama’s recent comments about Ukraine’s territorial integrity. On June 7, President Obama told the G7 gathering in Schloss Elmau Krün, Germany that the world must “stay focused on the importance of upholding the principles of territorial integrity” regarding Ukraine. Like Obama, most casual Western observers seem to […]

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9. June 2015

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American plan for a South Asian “Kosovo” in Rohingyaland (II)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

American plan for a South Asian “Kosovo” in Rohingyaland (II)

(Please read Part I prior to this article) Carving Out The Asian “Kosovo” There was no way that the US could resist politicizing such a tempting geopolitical crisis, and as expected, it found a way to diplomatically intervene. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell spoke out against the Myanmar government and sprinkled his statement with strong […]

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9. June 2015

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American plan for a South Asian “Kosovo” in Rohingyaland (I)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

American plan for a South Asian “Kosovo” in Rohingyaland (I)

As complex as it may appear at times, the main consistency of US foreign policy is that it covers its pursuit of geopolitical self-interest with humanitarian and democratic rhetoric. There’s always an ulterior motive behind the US lecturing countries about ‘human rights’ and ‘democracy’, and those two key words should raise immediate red flags to […]

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6. June 2015

Episode 17. Britain – Adolf Hitler’s star-crossed love (I)

By Nikolay STARIKOV (Russia)

Episode 17. Britain – Adolf Hitler’s star-crossed love (I)

Nothing must be done between England and Germany which would in any way violate the prestige of Great Britain. Adolf Hitler[1] When Hitler realized that his original idea, the creation of a powerful Reich of all Germans allied to Britain, could not be realized, he tried to build and secure this Reich with his own […]

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