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The Arab World: From Nationalism to Tribalism

By Vitaly BILAN (Ukraine)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

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The Arab World: From Nationalism to Tribalism

The “parade of autonomies” we are currently witnessing in the Arab world, primarily in Iraq and Libya, is an indicator of the crisis the region’s nation-states are undergoing. Unlike Europe, however, it is less a consequence of integrationist trends than an indicator of the Greater Middle East’s archaism, its return to tribalism. Farewell to the […]

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The Sacred Cow of “Democracy”

By Felix STANEVSKY (Russia)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

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The Sacred Cow of “Democracy”

I recently happened to criticize Western-style democracy, and my Italian friends objected: “We don’t get any complaints about democracy!” I think it’s a taboo—an notion of recent decades during which Western-style democracy has become a kind of sacred cow. It was no taboo for the esteemed democrat Winston Churchill. Everybody is familiar with his famous […]

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Egypt After «Revolution of January 25»

By Boris DOLGOV (Russia)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

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Egypt After «Revolution of January 25»

The first round of parliamentary elections in Egypt has been completed. The elections to the Egyptian parliament (the lower house or People’s Assembly and the upper house or the Shura Council – the Senate) are held in three rounds. First round: from November 28 till December 5, second round: from December 14 till December 21 […]

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Four NATO Lies About Syria

By Thierry Meyssan (France)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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Four NATO Lies About Syria

1. According to NATO and its Persian Gulf allies, for eight months mass demonstrations have taken place in Syria to demand more freedom and the departure of President Bashar al-Assad. Not true. There have been demonstrations against President Bashar al-Assad’s, in some cities, at the call of Saudi and Egyptian preachers speaking on Al-Jazeera, but […]

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Shadows and uncertainties on the road… to Damascus

By Gabriela IONITA (Romania)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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Shadows and uncertainties on the road… to Damascus

I took a break half a month. I tried to be just mere observer of events. The events are so fluid that information became obsolete within 24 hours. But all combined can give you an overview. So take a look about situation in Syria … and the democracies under construction in Libya and Egypt. Arab […]

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Sexual Activity as a Mega-Weapon for the Middle East

By Alexander LEVCHENKO (Ukraine)

Friday, November 11, 2011

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Sexual Activity as a Mega-Weapon for the Middle East

It does not take a rocket scientist to realize that, while social media like Facebook and Twitter can be instrumental in bringing crowds of discontent to the streets, the protesters will in all cases be led by those who have built a real rather than virtual organization geared towards inducing a regime change. This could […]

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Middle East: An Arab Spring and Christian Autumn

By Vitaly BILAN (Ukraine)

Monday, October 17, 2011

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Middle East: An Arab Spring and Christian Autumn

Religious wars in Egypt The sectarian clashes on October 9 that killed dozens of people in the heart of Cairo were the bloodiest since the popular uprising in January and February. The conflict was caused by a Coptic Christian demonstration over construction of a church in the village of El-Marinab near the city of Aswan. […]

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Battleground Syria

By Dmitry ZAVODIN (Russia)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

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Battleground Syria

Recent events in Syria and on the international scene clearly show that President Bashar Assad is destined to be the next “bloody dictator” overthrown by his own people for the sake of restoring democracy, freedom, equality, and other dubious values promoted by the West. Latest statements by US President Barack Obama, the EU’s chief executives […]

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Obama’s Dilemma: A Matter of Faith

By Iqbal ALIMOHAMED (Switzerland)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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Obama’s Dilemma: A Matter of Faith

President Obama, in his impressive Cairo speech of June 4, 2009, said, “I believe that America holds within her the truth that regardless of race, religion, or station in life, all of us share common aspirations – to live in peace and security, to get an education and to work with dignity, to love our […]

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The Arab League: Trying to Keep up with Arab Spring

By Vitaly BILAN (Ukraine)

Friday, September 2, 2011

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The Arab League: Trying to Keep up with Arab Spring

A PR campaign conducted by the Arab League in recent years and attempts to dampen Iran’s “imperial ambitions” and prevent uncoordinated actions by Arab countries have proven ineffective. And if the Arab League’s new head fails to make this pan-Arab organization over into a driving force in regional processes, the League will be fated to […]

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The Arab Spring Grows Into Muslim Turmoil

By Dmitry SEDOV (Russia)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

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The Arab Spring Grows Into Muslim Turmoil

Informational warfare launched by the West in the Muslim world could not but result in the Arab youth betraying their traditional values and taking to the streets to express their protest. It is absolutely evident that these protests were orchestrated from overseas. This became particularly clear in the final stage of the armed confrontation in […]

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It Is Going to Be Syria’s Turn

By Melkulangara BHADRAKUMAR (India)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

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It Is Going to Be Syria’s Turn

The visuals beamed from Tripoli last night had an eerie familiarity. Cars blowing horns, Kalashnikovs firing into the air, youth and children aimlessly wandering on streets littered with heaps of debris, western cameramen eagerly lapping up the precious words in broken English by any local fellow holding forth on the stirring ideals of the 1789 […]

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