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Making and Escalating the Ukrainian Civil War, West and East

By Gordon HAHN (USA)

Sunday, October 12, 2014

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Making and Escalating the Ukrainian Civil War, West and East

Without a positive and constructive effort from the West, Russia and Ukraine might not be able to resolve the current conflict. Brussels, Moscow and Kiev recently announced they would delay implementation of the European Union-Ukrainian agreement for a year and begin talks to resolve trade issues that will arise from the agreement. After nearly 3,000 dead, […]

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An exception to American exceptionalism (I)

By Valery FADEEV (Russia)

Saturday, September 6, 2014

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An exception to American exceptionalism (I)

The Ukrainian crisis has thrust Russia’s role in world politics sharply to the fore. In this risky game Putin is proving he has a good conceptual grasp of how to create a new world order to replace the tyranny of American exceptionalism. Let us first examine the military and strategic aspects of the Ukrainian crisis […]

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National Nihilism

By Mark HACKARD (USA)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

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National Nihilism

Strategies for full-spectrum dominance encompass far more than just military means – their entire point is found in politics, the struggle for power. Movements proclaiming themselves the champions of national salvation thus deserve extra scrutiny, since they might serve precisely the opposite end. Ever since a US-backed junta seized control of Ukraine in February, the […]

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Genocide in Novorossia and swan song of Ukrainian statehood

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

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Genocide in Novorossia and swan song of Ukrainian statehood

The tragic events in Odessa, where neo-Nazi militants have burned alive at least 50 people, are already being called a new Khatyn. The parallels are so striking that this image instantly infiltrated the world’s consciousness. And the same perpetrators were responsible. The residents of Khatyn were incinerated by the 118th Nazi police battalion, made up […]

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US policy in Eurasia: Full-Spectrum Subversion

by Mark HACKARD (USA)

Monday, April 28, 2014

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US policy in Eurasia: Full-Spectrum Subversion

What do postmodern exhibitionists, Islamic holy warriors and marauding ultra-nationalists share in common? Seemingly little, aside from the fact that these bizarre bedfellows are the star assets of US policy in Eurasia. And despite their use of very different tactics, they all are tasked with the same mission: to undermine Russia, the only great power consistently […]

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The Russian world is coming to Europe

By Boris MEZHUEV (Russia)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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The Russian world is coming to Europe

President Putin’s Direct Line on April 17 offered a wonderful opportunity for reflecting on the present and the future of European civilization. The head of state sought to express his most fundamental ideas about the current geopolitical environment in Europe, and it was clear that his outlook on this issue is holistic and dynamic, yet […]

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The UN as a Propaganda Nest for the NATO Information Vulture

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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The UN as a Propaganda Nest for the NATO Information Vulture

Portions of the UN’s forthcoming human rights report on Crimea, to be released Tuesday, have been leaked to Foreign Policy magazine, and its findings are far from objective. Indicating yet another instance of institutional bias against the Russian Federation and its interests, Ivan Simonovic, the UN’s Assistant Secretary General for Human Rights, has filled the […]

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Future of Transnistria in context of Ukrainian crisis

By Ari RUSILA (Finland)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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Future of Transnistria in context of Ukrainian crisis

Transnistrian claim for independence is being met with a certain degree of sympathy and understanding by some of the western experts. As an example, a Finnish political analyst and blogger Ari Rusila can be named; he usually presents the Transnistrian de facto statehood in quite a positive light, admitting, in particular, that “Transnistria called my attention […]

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Lavrov – Kerry: a promising dialogue on Ukraine

By Alexander MERCOURIS (UK)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

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Lavrov – Kerry: a promising dialogue on Ukraine

We do not have anywhere near complete information about what happened at the Lavrov Kerry meeting on Sunday. That in itself is a good sign. It almost certainly means that with the Crimean issue out of the way (and with the western powers having tacitly admitted that the Crimea is now part of Russia) real […]

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7 Reasons Obama should forget about Crimea

By Edward LOZANSKY (USA)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

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7 Reasons Obama should forget about Crimea

U.S. President Barack Obama is under enormous pressure from political opponents, the media and pundits to push back forcefully against President Vladimir Putin. It was Putin, after all, who not only returned Crimea to Russia but also pledged to defend Russian compatriots elsewhere in Ukraine and around the world. The current U.S. sanctions, which have blacklisted a couple dozen Russian individuals and privately owned Bank Rossiya, are […]

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Obama’s speech on Ukraine: vocal juggler at work

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

Saturday, March 29, 2014

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Obama’s speech on Ukraine: vocal juggler at work

International media chime on Wednesday’s speech of the US President Barack Obama in Brussels made us download and scroll down the transcript.  The overall impression: too many controversial statements and logical faults to take it seriously. Examples: – He started nicely with “…each of us has the right to live as we choose, the belief […]

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The 12 New Crimes of New Ukraine

By Graham PHILLIPS (UK)

Friday, March 28, 2014

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The 12 New Crimes of New Ukraine

Citizens of Ukraine, read these to avoid committing ‘new crime’, or ‘thought crime’. 1. Separatism.  The ultimate crime in New Ukraine. Request a referendum for your city? You are an enemy of the State and may be immediately removed to a state facility for re-education. 2. Russian television Watching Russian television is highly ungood, so the […]

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