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Who is afraid of peace in Afghanistan?

By Amb. M. K. BHADRAKUMAR (India)

14. February 2017

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Who is afraid of peace in Afghanistan?

The six-nation conference on Afghanistan due to be held in Moscow on Wednesday – including Russia, China, India, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan – is already in the US’ crosshairs. A Voice of America commentary has accused that by taking this initiative, “Russia is more interested in undermining the United States than in solving the regional […]

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Afghanistan – Fool’s War

By Eric MARGOLIS (USA)

12. October 2016

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Afghanistan – Fool’s War

Fifteen years ago this week, the US launched the longest war in its history: the invasion and occupation of remote Afghanistan. Neighboring Pakistan was forced to facilitate the American invasion or ‘be bombed back to the stone age.’ America was furious after the bloody 9/11 attacks. The Bush administration had been caught sleeping on guard […]

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The Global Plague Of Terrorism

by Gulam ASGAR MITHA (Canada)

15. July 2016

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The Global Plague Of Terrorism

Pakistan, a nation of 200 million, is witnessing a plethora of oppression, injustice, tyranny, religious exploitation and blatant lying. A majority of the population live in either various forms of poverty as victims or in fear of targeted killings and kidnappings for ransom by workers of the major political parties and religious terrorists. The perpetrators […]

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Hybrid Wars 4. In the Greater Heartland (II)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

1. April 2016

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Hybrid Wars 4. In the Greater Heartland (II)

(Please read Part I prior to this article) “The Eurasian Balkans” As promising of a potential that the Greater Heartland has in fulfilling what seems to be the world’s inevitable multipolar destiny, it runs the risk of being held back by the adroit manipulation of its “Eurasian Balkan” socio-political vulnerabilities. To bring the reader up […]

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Countering the NATO propaganda on Russia (VI)

By Vladimir Kozin (Russia)

6. February 2015

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Countering the NATO propaganda on Russia (VI)

Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V A follow-up of Professor Vladimir Kozin’s comments on NATO’s Fact Sheet about relations with Russia published in December 2014. The topics to be covered in this part: NATO’s operation in Afghanistan was a failure; The NATO-led mission in Afghanistan failed to stop the Afghan drugs […]

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Lessons from Vietnam and Afghan Wars and Terrorism

By Gulam ASGAR MITHA (Canada)

12. January 2015

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Lessons from Vietnam and Afghan Wars and Terrorism

The past histories of mighty empires, emperors and kings are in the pages of history books for present  empires, emperors and kings as well as for those that would follow in the future. Gulam Asgar Mitha I’d returned to Pakistan from the US in April 1976 after completing my post-secondary education and where I’d witnessed […]

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Stop Postulating the Clash of Civilizations

By Dr. MAHATHIR MOHAMAD (Malaysia)

6. November 2014

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Stop Postulating the Clash of Civilizations

The British are mystified by their Muslim citizens becoming “jihadists” and joining the so-called Islamic State. They are horrified by the beheading of an American journalist by “John” a British citizen and member of the IS. I must admit that I, too am horrified. It is not Islamic at all. Islam does not advocate violence […]

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Middle East: The Regional Chessboard

By Gulam ASGAR MITHA (Canada)

20. October 2014

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Middle East: The Regional Chessboard

PRELUDE ‘When the rich get richer they get more powerful and that puts them in the position to lobby for policies that make them richer still’ – former Clinton advisor Larry Summers. It is not the intent here to get into specific details about the Middle East which is of utmost importance to several players […]

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A dangerous projection of inauguration in Afghanistan

By Alexander KNYAZEV (Russia)

18. October 2014

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A dangerous projection of inauguration in Afghanistan

The inauguration of the new president of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, was accompanied by a series of terrorist attacks in Kabul – near the international airport, Kabul University, and the compound of government buildings. But of course the current presidential election has not been an easy one. Suffice it to note that after the second […]

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Return of Al-Qaeda

By Eric MARGOLIS (USA)

12. January 2014

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Return of Al-Qaeda

How did al-Qaeda, a tiny anti-Communist group in Afghanistan that had no more than 200 active members in 2001 become a supposed worldwide threat? How can al-Qaeda be all over the Mideast, North Africa, and now much of black Africa? This after the US spent over $1 trillion trying to stamp out al-Qaeda in Afghanistan […]

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U.S. Role in Global Drug Trafficking

By Konstantin PENZEV (Russia)

9. December 2013

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U.S. Role in Global Drug Trafficking

ORIENTAL REVIEW publishes a briefing of the series of articles by Konstantin Penzev recently posted by the New Eastern Outlook (here, here and here). He carefully reviews the sources of the global narco-culture tracking back to the clandestine experiments done in the military laboratories of the United States as early as in 1950s, the narco-dimension […]

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White House Courts Al-Qaeda from Kabul to Damascus. 9/11 Becomes Thing of the Past

9. August 2013

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White House Courts Al-Qaeda from Kabul to Damascus. 9/11 Becomes Thing of the Past

On August 3 the US government issued a new terrorist warning. 22 US foreign missions from Mauritania to Afghanistan are closed, including Israel, the closest ally.  The New York Police Department is on high alert. US citizens are warned of possible terrorist acts in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. It’s not made […]

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