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Who is Celebrating the Assassination of the USSR?

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

Sunday, November 27, 2016

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Who is Celebrating the Assassination of the USSR?

Last Friday the Atlantic Council hosted a curious panel in Washington, DC, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the dissolution of the USSR: three shabby men who personally participated in a notorious, clandestine meeting in the Belavezha forest in Belarus on Dec 8, 1991 were seated on a stage in the capital of the principal […]

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Russia and the Ukraine – the other side of the story

By Stephen EBERT (USA)

Sunday, April 12, 2015

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Russia and the Ukraine – the other side of the story

We ”know” how evil the Russians and Putin are, yet most Americans know little about this area of the world: a recent poll found only 1 in 6 Americans could locate the Ukraine on a map. Beyond geography, the US, a historical “newcomer”, has often underappreciated the importance of history and related cultural differences. Russians […]

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Hypocrisy Empire II

By Dmitry MININ (Russia)

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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Hypocrisy Empire II

Part I This is the year of great events in the United States as the country marks the 150-year anniversary of the Civil War. No other moment of American history has influenced more its national self-identification. The war has become an inalienable part of political mythology and a symbol of atonement as the country washed […]

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Warning: Suspicious Clintonites Rattle Sabers at Russia over Ukraine. War to Come?

By William DUNKERLEY (USA)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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Warning: Suspicious Clintonites Rattle Sabers at Russia over Ukraine. War to Come?

Ukraine shot to the top of the U.S. news on Monday, February 2. In the proceeding week, the news had been occupied with a snowstorm that threatened to paralyze the U.S. Northeast; militant attacks, hostage situations, and death threats all involving Islamists; alleged NFL team cheating with soft footballs; chit chat over the upcoming Super […]

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Washington plays Russian roulette

By Pepe ESCOBAR (Brazil)

Sunday, November 23, 2014

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Washington plays Russian roulette

These are bleak times. I’ve been in serious conversation with some deep sources and interlocutors – those who know but don’t need to show off, privileging discretion. They are all deeply worried. This is what one of them, a New York strategic planner, sent me: The propaganda attack against Putin equating him with Hitler is […]

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The Galician Backhand (II)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

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The Galician Backhand (II)

Part I Playing With Fire Bandera’s fascist ideas were rightfully repressed during the Soviet period, but after Ukraine’s independence in 1991, they began to attract followers anew. Although they remained largely on the political fringe, the extreme nationalists received a boost in legitimacy when former President Viktor Yuschenko (the hero of the pro-Western ‘Orange Revolution) […]

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The Galician Backhand (I)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

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The Galician Backhand (I)

Ever since it regained independence in 1918, Poland has sought to restore its former Commonwealth in one way or another. The region of Galicia, historically shared between Poles and Ukrainians, has been the focal point of this mission, both then and now. Poland, while arrogantly convincing itself that it is acting to ‘help’ Ukrainians here, […]

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Emperor Obama’s Old New Clothes and the US Energy War (II)

By Vera GRAZIADEI (UK)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

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Emperor Obama’s Old New Clothes and the US Energy War (II)

Part I There is a difference between a people’s revolution and an orchestrated coup, there is a difference between allowing people to choose their leaders democratically, irrespective of whether they are pro-western or pro-Russian, and actually installing a government, which the US has done in Kiev after the coup. One can only feel sorry for […]

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Emperor Obama’s Old New Clothes and the US Energy War (I)

By Vera GRAZIADEI (UK)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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Emperor Obama’s Old New Clothes and the US Energy War (I)

It really is a pity that children are not allowed to U.N. meetings, so that during Obama’s address to the General Assembly last week someone could have shouted out: “The King is naked!”.  For even though in its intention his speech was supposed to be a finely-weaved cloth depicting utopian motifs of US-led knights in shining UN […]

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The Junta’s Military Debacle in the Eastern Ukraine

By Alexander MERCOURIS (UK)

Thursday, October 9, 2014

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The Junta’s Military Debacle in the Eastern Ukraine

Following the publicized estimations that the true fatality rate of the junta’s army during the “anti terrorist operation” may have been in the region of 8,000 to 12,000, a number of important points can be made: These figures are of course unverified. However they do not look unreasonable to me in light of Poroshenko’s admission […]

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Is Kiev Wildly Understating Combat Deaths?

By Charles BAUSMAN (USA)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

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Is Kiev Wildly Understating Combat Deaths?

Ukrainian military and right wing political leaders say they are. The evidence seems to support them. In the past two weeks persistent rumors that Kiev has been hiding thousands of killed and wounded Ukrainian servicemen and ‘volunteers battalion’ casualties have forced their way into the Ukrainian press. The most vocal allegations of a cover-up of […]

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Black Sea Strategy –Threshold of World War?

By Arkady DZIUBA (Ukraine)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

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Black Sea Strategy –Threshold of World War?

The article Ukraine, Iraq and a Black Sea Strategy by George Friedman came into focus of international experts’ attention. The author is known to make no bones about it when he expresses his opinion. While others wrote about European values, democracy and open society to take hold in Ukraine, he devoted his writings to Russia’s strategic position, […]

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