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Great Game & Partitioning Of Syria

By Shelley KASLI (India)

Saturday, March 19, 2016

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Great Game & Partitioning Of Syria

Russia’s decision to greatly reduce its military presence in Syria, coming as it did with little warning, has left the world struggling for explanations. Russia is to maintain a military presence at its naval base in Tartous and at the Khmeymim airbase. In fact Russia is “withdrawing without withdrawing”. The partial withdrawal is seen by […]

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Crimean war

By Mazin QUMSIYEH (Palestine)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

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Crimean war

It is sometimes instructive to learn a bit of history to reflect on current events because if we do not learn from history, we are bound to repeat the tragic history of useless wars.  This came to me as I read about the escalating situation in Ukraine, where the US and western countries invested heavily […]

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Divide and conquer: West replays old partition game in Ukraine (II)

by Rakesh KRISHNAN SIMHA (India)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

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Divide and conquer: West replays old partition game in Ukraine (II)

Part I Spinoffs for the West Ukraine is an insanely industrious country, with a fertile bread basket in the west and a highly industrialised east. If the country’s 46 million people are added to the Western alliance it would be a huge untapped market for American armament companies and German consumer goods. Ukraine has also […]

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Divide and conquer: West replays old partition game in Ukraine (I)

by Rakesh KRISHNAN SIMHA (India)

Monday, March 3, 2014

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Divide and conquer: West replays old partition game in Ukraine (I)

By taking sides in the political divide in Ukraine, the West has sent the country of 46 million hurtling towards fragmentation. This is deeply ironic because the Ukrainian capital Kiev – where the medieval state of Kievan Rus’ was based – is acknowledged as their historic homeland by the Slavs of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. […]

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