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“The New Middle East”: Russian Style (I)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

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“The New Middle East”: Russian Style (I)

The US’ plan to construct a “New Middle East”, announced during the failed 2006 Israeli War on Lebanon, has been totally offset by Russia’s game-changing anti-terrorist intervention in Syria. Although no formal details were ever officially provided as to what this “New Middle East” would look like, many caught on that it would likely follow […]

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Putin’s Global Game Changer

BY ORIENTAL REVIEW

Thursday, October 1, 2015

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Putin’s Global Game Changer

Contrary to the expectations of many experts who were predicting a “second Munich” from Vladimir Putin in New York, the Russian president made no grandiose proclamations during his address to the UN General Assembly. In fact, he was outwardly far milder than one might have imagined. By comparison, Obama’s emotional speech, which was replete with […]

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Putin at the UN: “Do you at least realize now what you’ve done?”

By Angela BOROZNA (USA)

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

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Putin at the UN: “Do you at least realize now what you’ve done?”

On September 28, Russian President Vladimir Putin made a speech at the United Nations General Assembly. The event was to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the creation of the organization. Putin reminded that the decision to create the United Nations was made in his country in 1945, at the Yalta Conference, by the leaders of […]

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What will Obama and Putin talk about?

By Vladimir KOZIN (Russia)

Friday, September 25, 2015

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What will Obama and Putin talk about?

In this final week before Vladimir Putin addresses the UN General Assembly, there has been a flurry of contact between Washington and Moscow. And by that I don’t just mean the Sept. 18 telephone call between the defense ministers of Russia and the US. Russia’s beefed up military presence in Syria has clearly sparked a […]

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The new “Red Menace” and NATO’s plans in the Arctic

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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The new “Red Menace” and NATO’s plans in the Arctic

The tragic events of the civil war in Ukraine, following the high-handed intervention by Western diplomats in the internal affairs of a post-Soviet state, have prompted NATO officials to once again leap upon their favorite warhorse. If only rhetorically. Behind the furious demands to “tame that obstinate Russia,” one finds the simple and understandable desire […]

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An ISIS fighter: ‘I was forbidden at the Gates of Heaven…’

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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An ISIS fighter: ‘I was forbidden at the Gates of Heaven…’

This fabulous story came from Aleppo, Syria earlier this week. An 32-year old ISIS jihadist has recently experienced clinic death after recieving multiple gun shot wounds in clashes with the Syrian Army forces and left helpless by his fellow fighters at the battlefield. He was found unconscious by monks of the Saint Dominican Catholic Presbytery […]

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In Search of Peace Between Geneva and Moscow

By Kevork ALMASSIAN (Syria)

Thursday, January 8, 2015

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In Search of Peace Between Geneva and Moscow

Winston Churchill once said: “To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war”, while his saying perfectly suits on the current conflict in/on the Syrian Arab Republic, where the war shredded the country and its social fabric, it seems no one has the magic wand to end the bloodshed in one of the safest places on […]

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Raping the Middle East Religions and Cultures

By Gulam ASGAR MITHA (Canada)

Saturday, December 27, 2014

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Raping the Middle East Religions and Cultures

In reference to the Israelis, the late Edward Said had written “You cannot continue to victimize someone else just because you yourself were a victim once—there has to be a limit”. Edward W Said was a Palestinian American literary theorist and public intellectual who helped found the critical-theory field of postcolonialism. In his book Orientalism, […]

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Cold Feet in the Caliphate

By Thomas Hornall (UK)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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Cold Feet in the Caliphate

Although they revile democracy, thousands of European Muslims have, in Lenin’s line, ‘voted with their feet’ and left free societies to join the most reactionary terror group in the world: the Islamic State (ISIS). Over 3000 have left their families, relative material comfort and wealth, and in many cases university places, to go to the desert and […]

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Lame-duck Obama’s brave new world

By Pepe ESCOBAR (Brazil)

Monday, November 10, 2014

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Lame-duck Obama’s brave new world

Fresh out of his latest Congressional election shellacking delivered by the minority who bothered to vote in the United States, the formerly most powerful leader in the world, US President Barack Obama, will star in a thriller this weekend, appearing in the same room with China’s Xi Jinping, Japan’s Shinzo Abe and – fasten your […]

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The Kobani riddle

By Pepe ESCOBAR (Brazil)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

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The Kobani riddle

The brave women of Kobani – where Syrian Kurds are desperately fighting ISIS/ISIL/Daesh – are about to be betrayed by the “international community”. These women warriors, apart from Caliph Ibrahim’s goons, are also fighting treacherous agendas by the US, Turkey and the administration of Iraqi Kurdistan. So what’s the real deal in Kobani? Let’s start […]

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A Caliph in a wilderness of mirrors

By Pepe ESCOBAR (Brazil)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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A Caliph in a wilderness of mirrors

I’m aiming at you, lover Cause killing you is killing myself  – Orson Welles (director), The Lady from Shanghai,1947 He’s invincible. He beheads. He smuggles. He conquers. He’s the ultimate jack-of-all-trades. No Tomahawk or Hellfire can touch him. He always gets what he wants; in Kobani; in Anbar province; with the House of Saud (which he wants […]

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