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Reformatting Ukraine is on the agenda

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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27. July 2015

Macedonian media: We already have two inroads with BRICS

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Macedonian media: We already have two inroads with BRICS

We are publishing exclusive English translation of the interview given by our regular correspondent Andrew Korybko to the Macedonian edition “NetPress” on the failed coup d’etat in the country, US policy in the Balkans, Greek crisis and its regional implications, as well as alternative development models proposed by BRICS and other non-Western integration mechanisms to […]

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22. July 2015

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The new “Red Menace” and NATO’s plans in the Arctic

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

The new “Red Menace” and NATO’s plans in the Arctic

The tragic events of the civil war in Ukraine, following the high-handed intervention by Western diplomats in the internal affairs of a post-Soviet state, have prompted NATO officials to once again leap upon their favorite warhorse. If only rhetorically. Behind the furious demands to “tame that obstinate Russia,” one finds the simple and understandable desire […]

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17. July 2015

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Germany Might Be Trying To Steal SOCAR’s Main Asset In Greece

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Germany Might Be Trying To Steal SOCAR’s Main Asset In Greece

The Greek Crisis has been a long-running drama that’s sucked in all of Europe (and even involved Russia to an extent), but for the most part, it hasn’t directly touched any of the Union’s peripheral countries. That may change, however, after the latest twist coming out of Athens. Per the debt agreement that’s been offered […]

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15. July 2015

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Ukraine: Who Invaded Who?

By William DUNKERLEY (USA)

Ukraine: Who Invaded Who?

Why did Kyiv invade the Donbass region? To that question you might respond quizzically: who did WHAT? Everyone knows it was Russia that invaded Ukraine, right? Not only that, but Russia isn’t going to stop in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine. We all know of Putin’s aggressive territorial ambitions. He wants to recreate the Soviet Union, […]

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22. June 2015

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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