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Is the Geriatric Fifth Republic About to Marry Macron?

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

Thursday, May 4, 2017

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Is the Geriatric Fifth Republic About to Marry Macron?

Something that was originally conceived as a grandiose pageant of political marketing will come to a conclusion next Sunday in France.  A young man with an evident Oedipus complex who has never held a single elected office and who was almost unknown just three years ago is now preparing to fill the seat once occupied […]

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Maybe Trump could run the EU?

By Eric MARGOLIS (USA)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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Maybe Trump could run the EU?

Most Europeans are quietly horrified watching Donald Trump torn to pieces by political piranhas while Wall Street’s candidate, Hillary Clinton, appears to be pushing for a war with Russia. She blames everything on that wicked Vlad Putin. How long before she will claim Monica Lewinsky was one of Putin’s famed KGB seductress agents (I’ve met […]

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France: A la Guerre Comme a la Guerre!

By Dmitry SEDOV (Russia)

Monday, November 16, 2015

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France: A la Guerre Comme a la Guerre!

A human tragedy has taken place. On November 14, terrorists killed over 100 people in Paris. More than 200 were injured. But even now the leadership of France has no courage to face the reality. President François Hollande keeps on harping on the same string expressing their readiness to fight for European values and ideals […]

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France: seeking old mandate in Syria

By Sarkis TSATURYAN (Russia)

Sunday, October 4, 2015

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France: seeking old mandate in Syria

Russia’s decision to use its Air Force in Syria was a necessary step that is essential in order to maintain the balance of power in the Eastern Mediterranean. There is no alternative: Russia’s geopolitical interests dictate to block the Islamic State and other terrorist groups’ advance to the Mediterranean coast. This is not about messianism, […]

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Who profits from killing Charlie?

By Pepe ESCOBAR (Brazil)

Thursday, January 8, 2015

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Who profits from killing Charlie?

Putin did it. Sorry, he didn’t. In the end, it was not Russian “aggression” that attacked the heart of Europe. It was a pro-style jihadi commando. Cui bono?  Careful planning and preparation; Kalashnikovs; rocket-propelled grenade launcher; balaclavas; sand-colored ammunition vest stuffed with spare magazines; army boots; piece of cake escape in a black Citroen. And the […]

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Revelations of Edward Snowden – Geopolitical Implications (II)

By Dmitry MININ (Russia)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

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Revelations of Edward Snowden – Geopolitical Implications (II)

Part 1 Third lesson. Being a US ally is not a guarantee of a country’s information sovereignty being respected. The cyberspace control is not an end in itself. The real objective is carrying out the traditional strategic mission of gaining geopolitical dominance over large spaces. It would be naïve to expect that the US cyber […]

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The Return of Empires (VI)

By Dmitry MININ (Russia)

Sunday, March 17, 2013

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The Return of Empires (VI)

Part I Part II Part III Part IV Part V Modern-day empires in the West The rebirth of the imperial spirit in the West is moving along two sometimes converging, but in recent times increasingly diverging, lines. Looking at Europe’s relations with its neighbours, one can see that the European Union initially pursued an imperial […]

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French Colonisers Have Not Accepted The Loss Of Their Colony

By Elena GROMOVA (Syria)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

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French Colonisers Have Not Accepted The Loss Of Their Colony

A photograph taken in 1941, when Syria was still under the rule of French colonisers, has recently been circulating on social networking sites. In the worn black and white photograph, French General Georges Catroux is walking next to an elderly man with cunning eyes, Nur-Eddin al-Khatib. More than 70 years has passed and the grandson […]

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