Author: ORIENTAL REVIEW

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Deglobalisation

The virtual G20 summit highlighted the death of globalisation, despite all the conscientious efforts of those involved, and it highlighted that deglobalisation in the post-COVID world has already taken place. This isn’t about some conspiracy against the conventional “American unipolar world” (in the form of a Pax Americana) or an […]

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Judgement Day For The American Dream

The Senate hearings on the Supreme Court justice nomination have caused an extraordinary stir in the US. The contender for the post, lawyer Amy Coney Barrett – she was nominated by President Donald Trump – is being vilified in the press and on social media, every tiny little detail of […]

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The Constantinople Patriarchate Complained To Washington About Religious Liberty In Turkey

Although critical of Donald Trump in the past, the Constantinople Patriarchate decided to complain to Washington about the Hagia Sophia being turned into a mosque. The US president reportedly declared himself a “helper and supporter” of the Constantinople Patriarchate and of Patriarch Bartholomew personally, and stressed that he would immediately […]

West and Russia

How Should We Deal With Russia?

Is it possible to have a dialogue with Russia from a position of strength, false accusations, infringing upon its interests, and openly interfering in its internal affairs? Lately, the topic of Russia seems to be a constant on high-level political platforms and the news feeds of leading media outlets in […]

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France And Its Allies Win Victory Over Germany

What Napoleon Bonaparte tried to achieve through force of arms, Emmanuel Macron has managed to achieve through diplomacy and political blackmail: the EU’s money is now being handled by Paris, and German taxpayers will be paying for France’s debts and its social programmes. Emmanuel Macron’s “coronabonds” victory over Angela Merkel […]

Soldiers

Where Is Abel Your Brother?

There’s a great danger in revising the history of the Second World War. Any such revision is a betrayal of the victory won in 1945 and a betrayal of those who won this victory. As epic and colossal as the struggle against Nazism was, a betrayal of this sacred struggle would be just as momentous.

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The UK’s Trident Nuclear Programme

Of the “official” nuclear powers (Russia, the US, France, the UK, and China), the UK probably has the most idiosyncratic approach to nuclear deterrence. Keeping the UK out of Russian–US nuclear arms control agreements in conjunction with US SLBMs is an opportunity for “unofficial” Trident test launches.

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The War On Sport

We are forced to admit that in sport, as in everything else, the US has one set of rules for itself and another for those brave enough to challenge their righteousness. But, in the modern world, the unimpeded use of such an approach is becoming increasingly akin to targeted persecution, aggression, and even full-scale war.