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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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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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16. August 2014

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Can “The Unsinkable Aircraft Carrier” Ever Call Port in The Russian Far East?

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Can “The Unsinkable Aircraft Carrier” Ever Call Port in The Russian Far East?

When one thinks of Northeast Asia and its political actors, they typically do not think of Russia, despite the country occupying an enormous Pacific coastline and bordering China, North Korea, and Japan (maritime). This is largely attributable to the lack of focus it placed on its eastern neighbors after the end of the Cold War. […]

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14. August 2014

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Russia and the Multipolar Tug-of-War over the ‘Arab Yugoslavia’

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Russia and the Multipolar Tug-of-War over the ‘Arab Yugoslavia’

Egypt is the largest country in the Arab world, and correspondingly, it has always been a heavyweight in regional affairs. For nearly the past half century, from 1974 to 2013, the country was firmly under the command of the US, hampering its ability to craft an independent foreign policy. Since overthrowing Morsi, however, al-Sisi has […]

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13. August 2014

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Dutch Professor apologizing for MH17 tragedy media coverage in the Netherlands

By Cees HAMELINK (Netherlands)

Dutch Professor apologizing for MH17 tragedy media coverage in the Netherlands

ORIENTAL REVIEW publishes an Open Letter to President Putin by  Dutch Professor Cees J. Hamelink on the furious 3-weeks-long international media campaign blaming Russia in the tragedy of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine on July 17, 2014. Today when the perpetrators are clearly determined (a Ukrainian air wing supported by air-defence on the ground, […]

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13. August 2014

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Real scale of the Ukrainian crisis and the Big Battle for Eurasia

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

Real scale of the Ukrainian crisis and the Big Battle for Eurasia

We are publishing English original of the interview given by our permanent correspondent Andrew Korybko to the esteemed Croatian media outlet Advance on August 10, 2014. The conversation revolved around the US’ grand strategy in Eurasia, general chaos in the world and especially in the Mideast, Ukrainian Civil War, state of the US-Russian relations. Talking […]

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12. August 2014

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Can a Peaceful Outcome Be Salvaged in Ukraine?

By Alexander CLACKSON (UK)

Can a Peaceful Outcome Be Salvaged in Ukraine?

On 4th August, the world marked 100 years since World War I, a conflict that resulted in 16 million deaths and was in many ways a prerequisite for Word War II. A century later, a new conflict is brewing, this time between Russia and Western countries, with Ukraine being the hotspot of military activity. Ever […]

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12. August 2014

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Ukraine: A View From the ‘Liberated’ East

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Ukraine: A View From the ‘Liberated’ East

The Kiev military has been making relative gains in its ‘anti-terrorist operation’, having recently retaken the stronghold of Slavyansk and surrounded those of Donetsk and Lugansk. The former has been under Kiev’s control for nearly a month now, and what is happening serves as a dire warning for what will happen in the latter if […]

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