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 […]
Month: September 2015
Asian NATO-like project to be stopped (II)
(Please read Part I before this article) The first part of the series outlined the construction of the Asian NATO and described all the ways in which its various members are converging with their anti-Chinese policies in the Philippines. This part of the research speaks about possible scenarios that could […]
Asian NATO-like project to be stopped (I)
The US’ Pivot to Asia (P2A) is obviously aimed against China, and Washington’s ultimate plan has always been to assemble a coalition of countries that can contain the global supergiant. As the Pivot enters into its fourth year soon, the contours of the Chinese Containment Coalition (CCC) are beginning to […]
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 […]
Who is twitter-luring refugees to Germany?
Content-analysis of a great number of tweets that triggered the ongoing wave of migration from Turkey to Germany since August this year suggests that these human streams were inspired and channeled from outside of the continental Europe. According to Vladimir Shalak from the Russian Academy of Science who developed the […]
The Crimea – happy campers… or “kingdom of terror” prisoners?
Observations from an average American’s “flash inspection” of the Crimea Recent Western-conducted public opinion polls and observations from a French fact-finding delegation clearly contradict official US representations of the Crimea as a “kingdom of terror”. I am no mere casual observer – I speak Russian fluently, and with over 3 […]
Montenegro Could Be Headed For A Mountain Of Trouble
Editor’s Note: Despite public hesitation on the issue of Montenegro’s membership in NATO, yesterday the country’s parliament adopted a symbolic resolution in favor of a future accession to the alliance. Hereby we publish a briefing by our permanent contributor with an analysis of geopolitical context and possible implications of the […]
‘US seek to control the EU elites via refugee crisis’
ORIENTAL REVIEW publishes exclusive English translation of the interview given by Andrew Korybko to the Iranian FARS News agency on the origins of Syrian war, refugee crisis in the EU and the US interest in making radicals infiltrate Europe. ___________________________________________________________________________________ What are the reasons for such humanitarian crisis in ME […]
The “Snipers’ Massacre” on the Maidan in Ukraine
ORIENTAL REVIEW publishes a research paper recently presented by Prof. Ivan Katchanovski from Ottawa University at the Annual Meeting of American Political Science Association in San Francisco, September 3-6, 2015. The massacre of almost 50 Maidan protesters on February 20, 2014 was a turning point in Ukrainian politics and a […]
Jazz Rises Above Politics in Crimea
Before the events that led to the reunification of Crimea with Russia in the spring of 2014, the Crimean penninsula hosted a number of festivals such as Kazantip, Koktebel Jazz festival, and the Yalta Theater Festival, among others. Prior to 2014, I visited Crimea almost every year and had the […]
Revisiting The Russia & G7 Divorce: How Moscow Came Out On Top
The G7 made the politically charged decision to suspend Russia’s membership following the country’s reunification with Crimea at the end of March 2014. At the time, many media outlets treated this news as being bound to have some sort of sensational consequence for Russia, but they were only partly right. […]
Why did Nazis fail to create a Ukrainian state in 1939?
In 1939 the German military commanders had plans to create a Ukrainian puppet state inside Poland. Today’s article will discuss why this never happened.