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Reassessing The Reasons For The Failed Turkish Coup Attempt

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

21. October 2016

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Reassessing The Reasons For The Failed Turkish Coup Attempt

It’s been a little over 3 months since some rogue members of the Turkish military failed to oust President Erdogan in their spectacular coup attempt last July, and the passage of time has allowed many analysts to more calmly assess what happened during this dramatic time and fully investigate its origins. This review aims to […]

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What civilizations are to clash in the Great War?

by Gulam ASGAR MITHA (Canada)

17. October 2016

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What civilizations are to clash in the Great War?

“Conservatism does not stop society from progressing but prevents it from falling backward into chaotic darkness and the state of primitive man.” – President Vladimir Putin  quoting the Russian philosopher Nikolai Berdyaev.   The world is awash with news of wars in every region except North America and Europe.  The Great War will be triggered […]

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War of the worlds: masks are ripped away in Syria

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

13. October 2016

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War of the worlds: masks are ripped away in Syria

In recent weeks, the battle for Aleppo has exposed the true heart of contemporary global politics with vivid clarity.  The US Air Force’s duplicitous Sept. 17 attack on Syrian army positions near Deir ez-Zor, the hysterical outcry against Russia that erupted from the Pentagon, the US State Department’s undisguised threats against the Russian contingent in […]

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Who’s Calling Whose Bluff In Syria?

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

7. October 2016

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Who’s Calling Whose Bluff In Syria?

The situation in Syria is dangerously veering out of control, with the US threatening strikes against the Syrian Arab Army while Russia has suggested that it would shoot down any incoming threat to its servicemen. The alternative media is ablaze with speculative talk about the onset of World War III, and a distinct feeling of […]

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Speaking of the Olympics…

By Sarah ALARD

15. August 2016

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Speaking of the Olympics…

Is anyone else as upset as I am that the SYRIAN swimmer, Yusra Mardini, is being recognized as a refugee, not as a Syrian national, and that, if she wins a medal, the members of the Olympic Committee have decided they will raise a special flag they made for refugees, instead of her Syrian flag? […]

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The elusive peace and the Great Middle East civil war

by Gulam ASGAR MITHA (Canada)

2. August 2016

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The elusive peace and the Great Middle East civil war

– In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.” ―Franklin D. Roosevelt   1950-1978: Peace has been elusive since I came into political understanding in mid-60s. For three decades following World War 2, superpowers USA and USSR waged ideological wars in the South East Asian Theater. […]

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Regional War Looms As “Kurdistan” Cross The Euphrates

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

20. July 2016

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Regional War Looms As “Kurdistan” Cross The Euphrates

Dismissed by some as a “non-event” back when it was first declared in mid-March, the self-proclaimed and Kurdish-led “Rojava – Northern Syria Democratic Federal System” is cancerously spreading across the Euphrates and linking up with YPG-occupied territory in the northwest of Syria. Unconstitutional political aspirants in that part of the country just announced that liberated […]

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Fight For Turkey – The Gateway To India

By Shelley KASLI (India)

20. July 2016

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Fight For Turkey – The Gateway To India

An article published in March on the American Enterprise Institute’s website titled Could there be a coup in Turkey?, considered the possibility of a military coup transpiring in Turkey. Its author, David Rubin, explains Turkey’s predicament: The situation in Turkey is bad and getting worse. It’s not just the deterioration in security amidst a wave […]

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There’s more to Turkey’s failed coup than meets the eye

By M. K. BHADRAKUMAR (India)

19. July 2016

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There’s more to Turkey’s failed coup than meets the eye

Russian President Vladimir Putin did on Sunday what no major western leader from the NATO member countries cared to do when he telephoned his Turkish counterpart Recep Erdogan to convey his sympathy, goodwill and best wishes for the latter’s success in restoring constitutional order and stability as soon as possible after the attempted coup Friday […]

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Send Our War Criminals To The Hague Court

By Eric MARGOLIS (USA)

13. July 2016

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Send Our War Criminals To The Hague Court

Last week’s Chilcot report on Britain’s role in the 2003 invasion of Iraq was as polite and guarded as a proper English tea party. No direct accusations, no talk of war crimes by then Prime Minister Tony Blair or his guiding light, President George W. Bush. But still pretty damning. Such government reports and commissions, […]

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A trip to the Promised Land

By Tate MCCLELLAN (USA)

3. July 2016

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A trip to the Promised Land

Recent events such as a terrorist attack in the center of Tel Aviv, Netanyahu’s Moscow visit, his meeting with President Putin, and the opening of an exhibition, “Open A Door to Israel,” all led the author to book an immediate flight to Tel Aviv the following day. Having visited two of Israel’s neighbors, Jordan and […]

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Terrorism as Pretext for Intervention in Middle East

By Nauman SADIQ (Pakistan)

9. June 2016

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Terrorism as Pretext for Intervention in Middle East

In order to understand the hype surrounding the phenomena of Islamic radicalism and terrorism, we need to understand the prevailing global economic order and its prognosis. What the pragmatic economists have forecast about the free market capitalism has turned out to be true; whether we like it or not. A kind of global economic entropy […]

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