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Ukrainegate: NATO weapons for truce

19. February 2015

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Ukrainegate: NATO weapons for truce

Initially it seemed surprising that on the first day of the negotiations marathon in Minsk a bill to “provide lethal weapons to the Government of Ukraine in order to defend itself against Russian-backed rebel separatists in eastern Ukraine” would be introduced in the US Congress. However, it soon became clear that its sponsor, Sen. James […]

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4. March 2015

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An ISIS fighter: ‘I was forbidden at the Gates of Heaven…’

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

An ISIS fighter: ‘I was forbidden at the Gates of Heaven…’

This fabulous story came from Aleppo, Syria earlier this week. An 32-year old ISIS jihadist has recently experienced clinic death after recieving multiple gun shot wounds in clashes with the Syrian Army forces and left helpless by his fellow fighters at the battlefield. He was found unconscious by monks of the Saint Dominican Catholic Presbytery […]

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4. March 2015

A (not so) Brief History of Crimea

By Peter HITCHEN (UK)

A (not so) Brief History of Crimea

All right, I admit it, it’s not that brief. I didn’t have time to shorten it. But what follows is a condensed history of the argument about who should control Crimea, one which still rages and which (as usual) is not as simple as politicians like to claim it is. I’ll begin with a question. […]

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3. March 2015

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The Future Of The Balkans Runs Through Macedonia II

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

The Future Of The Balkans Runs Through Macedonia II

Part I Levers Of Influence Macedonia sits in the current crosshairs of the ‘New Cold War’ between the West and Russia, or more accurately put, between the unipolar and multipolar worlds. Having earlier discussed how the country reached this (un)enviable position and the competing visions that each camp presents it with, it’s now time to […]

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3. March 2015

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The Future Of The Balkans Runs Through Macedonia I

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

The Future Of The Balkans Runs Through Macedonia I

Macedonia has emerged as the pivot for all of the Balkans, and the unipolar and multipolar worlds are intensely vying with one another for influence in this geostrategic state. The Ukrainian Crisis has catapulted the tiny Republic of Macedonia into the geopolitical forefront, where it is currently is being tugged between the West and Russia. […]

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3. March 2015

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A Russian Maidan in the works?

By Gordon M. HAHN (USA)

A Russian Maidan in the works?

On March 1st, at the Russian opposition’s ‘anti-crisis’ demonstration (transformed into a march of mourning for slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov), police arrested Aleksey Goncharenko, a deputy of Ukraine’s parliament, the Supreme Rada. It remains unclear why a Ukraine Rada deputy would be in Moscow given the strained relations between the two countries. Goncharenko, […]

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2. March 2015

Tragedy of Nemtsov’s death hijacked by denigrators of Putin

By William DUNKERLEY (USA)

Tragedy of Nemtsov’s death hijacked by denigrators of Putin

The day following Boris Nemtsov’s murder on Friday, February 27, Western media were in a gluttonous frenzy over the tragedy. The death is being offered as affirmation of the nearly-unanimous villainous image that Putin has in the West. He is believed to be a “ruthless dictator who will stop at nothing”. As a result, media […]

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2. March 2015

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12 US top political figures murdered like Boris Nemtsov

By Sage Eurasian (UK)

12 US top political figures murdered like Boris Nemtsov

At this moment when Russia is being hit with a new propaganda attack over ‘political murder’ in Moscow it’s a good time to recall 12 notable US national political figures, all found murdered or suspiciously dead – Senators, Congressmen, Federal Prosecutors, Federal Judge, Governor, CIA Director – after questioning corruption or disturbing US oligarch leadership […]

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1. March 2015

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Azerbaijan should be very afraid of Nuland

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Azerbaijan should be very afraid of Nuland

The US’ Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Victoria Nuland, visited Baku on 16 February as part of her trip to the Caucasus, which also saw her paying stops in Georgia and Armenia. While Azerbaijan has had positive relations with the US since independence, they’ve lately been complicated by Washington’s ‘pro-democracy’ rhetoric […]

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27. February 2015

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The Hysterics of Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė

By Wong SYUH-JUEN (Singapore)

The Hysterics of Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė

The outbursts of anti-Russian rhetoric of Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė is certainly very bizarre in view of her curriculum vitae. Dalia Grybauskaitė is a very educated woman. Because of the free education system of the former USSR, she was able to complete her university education at the elite Saint Petersburg State University. She became a […]

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26. February 2015

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It’s really Ukraine that’s sending young men to die on the front lines

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

It’s really Ukraine that’s sending young men to die on the front lines

The Western media’s latest tall tale is that Russia is supposedly tricking its greenest conscripts into ‘invading Ukraine’ under the auspices that they’re being sent to Rostov instead, and threatening them with detention in a military prison if they refuse. They got the idea right – young recruits being forced into a war they don’t […]

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24. February 2015

Ukraine is a kind of Iraq II. Won’t they ever learn?

By William DUNKERLEY (USA)

Ukraine is a kind of Iraq II. Won’t they ever learn?

This is Iraq all over again. I’m talking about the deception of the American people about a threat that may not even exist. Iraq had its “weapons of mass destruction.” Ukraine has its alleged “invasion” by Russia and threat to the rest of Eastern Europe. I busted this myth in my book Ukraine in the […]

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24. February 2015

Azerbaijan is the key to unlocking Russian-Indian trade

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Azerbaijan is the key to unlocking Russian-Indian trade

Azerbaijan is perfectly situated to connect Russian-Indian trade via the proposed North-South Corridor between the two. If it can find a role in this arrangement, Baku can catapult its regional importance and become a global economic player. The world is sitting at an historic crossroads, with regional and pan-continental integration processes dominating the current trends. […]

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