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Who has shot down the Malaysian jet over Ukraine?

18. July 2014

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Who has shot down the Malaysian jet over Ukraine?

On July 17, 2014 the madness of three-month-long Ukrainian military conflict in the East has brought the first shocking international consequence.  At 3.20PM GMT the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777-200 jet flight #MH17 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala-Lumpur disappeared inside the Ukrainian airspace right above the area of intense military combat in Donetsk region and crushed […]

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3. September 2014

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What would real proof look like?

By Patrick ARMSTRONG (Canada)

What would real proof look like?

Once again the headlines shout that Russia has invaded Ukraine. Once again NATO offers blurry satellite shots from a commercial service for evidence. Here are June’s “invasion” satellite photos. This month’s “invasion” satellite photos are here. Again from a commercial source, Digital Globe. Photo 1: some “Russian” SPGs in Ukraine (everybody uses “Russian” ie Soviet equipment and the […]

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1. September 2014

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Shadow NATO Comes Out of the Closet

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Shadow NATO Comes Out of the Closet

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk declared his country’s intention to join NATO a few days ago, officially flip-flopping from his stance expressed nearly half a year ago. He said that the government was submitting a bill to the Rada to officially change Ukraine’s non-aligned status and also de-facto prohibit it from ever joining the Eurasian […]

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1. September 2014

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Resowing dragon’s teeth in Europe 75 years later

By Yuri RUBTSOV (Russia)

Resowing dragon’s teeth in Europe 75 years later

For the last months international politicians and media outlets used to compare the contemporary situation in Europe with the eve of WWI. Meanwhile the political and social processes we witness today in the region is much more resembling the late 1920s – early 1930s, the period when the West was fostering an anti-Russian force in […]

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31. August 2014

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India and Japan must propel the Eurasian juggernaut

By Atul BHARDWAJ (India)

India and Japan must propel the Eurasian juggernaut

The breakup of Sino- Soviet ideological alliance was Kissinger’s unkindest cut of the Cold War. A strong socialist consolidation could have offered a vigorous challenge to transatlantic hegemony. Not only did Kissinger create schisms within the communist ranks, he also made sure that India and Japan, the Asian giants, disenchanted with the West, were kept […]

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28. August 2014

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Poland and Ukraine: history of break-downs

By Yuri RUBTSOV (Russia)

Poland and Ukraine: history of break-downs

The ongoing crisis in Ukraine and unseemly role of Poland in its instigation and development makes us take another look at the historical context of the Polish-Ukrainian relations. We will focus on dramatic repressions of the Ukrainian minorities in Eastern Poland in 1921-1939 at the territories annexed by Jozef Piłsudski’s government from the Soviet Russia according […]

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23. August 2014

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Russia and the Latin American Leap to Multipolarity

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Russia and the Latin American Leap to Multipolarity

Russia has restored its Soviet-era global reach under Vladimir Putin, extending its influence all across the world. Because it fulfills the role of a strategic balancer, relationships with Russia are now more prized than ever as the world moves towards multipolarity. Certain contextual backgrounds make Latin America overly receptive to multipolarity and Russia’s grand foreign […]

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22. August 2014

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What will Poroshenko hear from Putin in Minsk?

By Pyotr AKOPOV (Russia)

What will Poroshenko hear from Putin in Minsk?

Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko’s upcoming summit in Minsk will be the first in-depth meeting between the leaders of Russia and Ukraine in six months. During that period Ukraine has become embroiled in a civil war and teeters on the verge of an economic meltdown – but officials in Kiev continue to blame everything on […]

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22. August 2014

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Washington’s Nightmare Comes True: The Russian-Chinese Strategic Partnership Goes Global (II)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Washington’s Nightmare Comes True: The Russian-Chinese Strategic Partnership Goes Global (II)

Part I PART II: Geopolitical Application It is now time to segue into the geopolitical applications of the RCSP. This section will begin with Northeast Asia and then proceed counterclockwise into exploring the dual approaches towards Central Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. It will then move on to Europe before looking at the Mideast/North […]

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21. August 2014

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Washington’s Nightmare Comes True: The Russian-Chinese Strategic Partnership Goes Global (I)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Washington’s Nightmare Comes True: The Russian-Chinese Strategic Partnership Goes Global (I)

The Russian-Chinese strategic partnership (RCSP), indoctrinated in 1996, is Eurasia’s geopolitical anchor in the 21st century, shaping its evolution and entrance into the Multipolar World. No other political relationship between the two continents’ actors even comes close, with the RCSP’s only formidable rival being the US via its privileged military alliances with NATO, the Gulf […]

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20. August 2014

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Ukraine Atrocities: The Illegal Use of White Phosphorous Fire Bombs Against Donetsk Civilians

By Eric ZUESSE (USA)

Ukraine Atrocities: The Illegal Use of White Phosphorous Fire Bombs Against Donetsk Civilians

A report on August 15th from Russian Television alleged that the Ukrainian government that the U.S. installed in February of this year was resorting to internationally banned white phosphorous firebombs in order to help destroy the million people who lived in the now Ukrainian separatist capital of Donetsk. It lands super-hot and starts fires and burns to death almost […]

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20. August 2014

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Turkmenistan as the Three-for-One Staging Ground of Eurasian Destabilization

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Turkmenistan as the Three-for-One Staging Ground of Eurasian Destabilization

The US and NATO are set to withdraw the majority of their forces from Afghanistan by year’s end (or perhaps be forced to remove them all, leaving the unprepared Afghan authorities to deal with the Taliban terrorist insurgency and a possible government collapse. This isn’t an unintended aftereffect of over a decade of war and […]

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19. August 2014

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Information battles on Ukraine hit the UN Security Council

By Alexander MEZYAEV (Russia)

Information battles on Ukraine hit the UN Security Council

Since early August the information war of the West against Russia has entered a new phase. The UN humanitarian institutions have eventually recognized that the dramatic plight of people in Ukraine is a result of regional armed conflict in the east of the country. On August 5th Russia called a United Nations Security Council meeting […]

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