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Russian civilization at stake in Novorossia

17. September 2014

Russian civilization at stake in Novorossia

After the army of Novorossia launched a major offensive and began rapidly expanding the area under its control, it became clear to even the most skeptical observers that it was only a matter of time until the militia would inflict a decisive military victory over Kiev. But after Novorossia’s military victory in Ukraine, we will […]

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24. November 2014

Time to establish WMD-free zone in the Middle East

By Vladimir KOZIN (Russia)

Time to establish WMD-free zone in the Middle East

Hereby we are publishing full text of the International Treaty on Establishment of the Zone Free from Weapons of Mass Destruction in the Middle East drafted by Professor of the Russian Academy of the Military Sciences Vladimir Kozin, with the author’s remarks made at the International Conference on NPT issues (Moscow, November 21-22, 2014). 40 […]

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24. November 2014

The Past, Present and Future of Russia-West Relations

By Michael AVERKO (USA)

The Past, Present and Future of Russia-West Relations

I recently received a question, asking whether the US can lead over the EU in improving relations with Russia? From the Cold War period, Britain’s Margaret Thatcher and American author Suzanne Massie, are credited with influencing Ronald Reagan, to seize upon the existence of an opportunity for improving East-West relations. In the post-Soviet era, reasoned individuals in […]

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23. November 2014

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Culture wars and the non-West

By Matthew COOPER (USA)

Culture wars and the non-West

In the United States we used to talk about the ‘culture wars’, as though the ‘culture’ was the battlefield, the undifferentiated contested space on which the wars were fought. Indeed, many of us still seem to think and speak this way. Our political and pundit classes will still often talk about a ‘war on Christmas’ […]

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23. November 2014

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Washington plays Russian roulette

By Pepe ESCOBAR (Brazil)

Washington plays Russian roulette

These are bleak times. I’ve been in serious conversation with some deep sources and interlocutors – those who know but don’t need to show off, privileging discretion. They are all deeply worried. This is what one of them, a New York strategic planner, sent me: The propaganda attack against Putin equating him with Hitler is […]

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22. November 2014

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Abdullah-Thani As The New Sykes-Picot

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Abdullah-Thani As The New Sykes-Picot

The sudden reconciliation between Saudi Arabia and Qatar has enormous implications for the War in Syria and beyond, with the potential to divide the Mideast and North Africa between rulers Abdullah and Thani in a more far-reaching way than Sykes and Picot did nearly 100 years ago. Saudi Arabia and its Bahraini and Emirati clients […]

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21. November 2014

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Why is Russia going to skip the Nuclear Security Summit in the US?

By Vladimir KOZIN (Russia)

Why is Russia going to skip the Nuclear Security Summit in the US?

As has already been reported, Moscow has officially informed those countries that took part in the previous nuclear-security summits, held in Washington in 2010, Seoul in 2012, and the Hague in 2014, that it will not be able to participate in the preparations for the fourth summit, which is scheduled for 2016 in the US. […]

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20. November 2014

Why Ukraine should not expect financial help from the EU

By Alexander CLACKSON (UK)

Why Ukraine should not expect financial help from the EU

Parliamentary elections in Ukraine on 26th October indicated that the country is on a Western path. But the euphoria many felt in Kiev after the end of Euromaidan protests may be replaced by hard realisation that not much has changed in Ukraine. The economy is in a dire place and is unlikely to improve any […]

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19. November 2014

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Brisbane – A show of Western weakness

By Jan OBERG (Sweden)

Brisbane – A show of Western weakness

No matter what you may think of Putin and Russia this is simply not the way international politics should be conducted, particularly not at the personal level. If it wasn’t an offence to children, one would aptly characterize it as childish behavior. Western leaders ignored a brilliant opportunity to meet face-to-face with Vladimir Putin and […]

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18. November 2014

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India’s foreign policy: the Delhi-Beijing axis to be built

By Andrey VOLODIN (Russia)

India’s foreign policy: the Delhi-Beijing axis to be built

Almost half a year ago Narendra Modi was sworn in as the 16th Prime Minister of India, the largest democracy in the world. The general expectation was that Modi’s coming to power would mean a more independent foreign policy as he was known for his tough stance and clear vision of India’s role as a […]

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18. November 2014

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Rethinking the ‘New Cold War’: The Europeans Are Guilty and the Ivory Tower Doesn’t Matter

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Rethinking the ‘New Cold War’: The Europeans Are Guilty and the Ivory Tower Doesn’t Matter

Washington and Brussels share equal responsibility for the deterioration of ties with Russia, despite what one may think. It’s been trendy to lay the vast majority of blame on the US’ doorstep and present the Europeans as victims of American neo-imperialism (which is not without reason), but doing so deflects culpability from the European side […]

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17. November 2014

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Modern and Ancient Parallels of Arabian Aristocracy

By G. Asgar MITHA (Canada)

Modern and Ancient Parallels of Arabian Aristocracy

“So the story of man runs in a dreary circle, because he is not yet master of the earth that holds him.” William James Durant (a prolific American writer, historian, and philosopher known for the 11-volume The Story of Civilization, written in collaboration with his wife Ariel Durant and published between 1935 and 1975.) George […]

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16. November 2014

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Hammering out Cold War 2.0: actors and victims

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

Hammering out Cold War 2.0: actors and victims

ORIENTAL REVIEW publishes the full report made by Professor Vladimir Kozin from the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies at the European security conference held in Athens (Greece) on Oct 30-31, 2014. The report was dedicated to the current and emerging military and political challenges the European continent is facing, most of them a result of […]

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