Minneapolis has declared a state of emergency. For a week now, protests have raged on unabated in Minnesota’s largest city at the police murder of unarmed black man George Floyd. Initially peaceful, the protests have quickly escalated into clashes with the police, looting and arson. President Trump has condemned the […]
Author: ORIENTAL REVIEW
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.
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.
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.
Against the rapid deterioration of “soft power” and the collapse of liberal ideology in the West, we are starting to see a rather strict censorship being imposed to protect the propaganda machine that has been so painstakingly created. It is under the pretext of curbing fake news that censorship and a transparent micromanagement of the media space is being introduced in the West.
Every time Poland’s involvement in the Holocaust gets mentioned, Warsaw freaks out. Scandals surrounding whether the Poles took part in the extermination of the Jews erupt on an almost regular basis. This time, Polish President Andrzej Duda has refused to go to the World Holocaust Forum set to take place […]
As President Donald Trump is facing another week of public hearings in the impeachment inquiry, new facts of corruption-related activities of the former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden in Ukraine have been revealed. November 20, 2019 speaking at a press-conference at Interfax-Ukraine’s press center in […]
Relations between Russia and the US have been hit by yet another spy scandal, and this one is rather unusual. The presence of agents is declared by the countries they are sent to rather than the countries that send them. However, the presence of a senior level mole who worked in Moscow is not being officially recognised by Washington.
It is safe to say that the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact was a standard treaty in the style of Realpolitik prevalent in every state at that time. Every single one of Germany’s future opponents feared war, they all tried to come up with ways to avoid it, even at the expense of others, they were prepared to betray their closest allies, as has been shown.
As British Prime Minister Winston Churchill wrote in his memoirs, the fact that such an agreement between Berlin and Moscow was possible meant that British and French diplomacy had failed: they did not manage to direct Nazi aggression against the USSR, and nor did they manage to make the Soviet Union their ally before World War II.
Seventy-four years have passed since the atomic bombing of peaceful Japanese cities, and humanity’s horror at the nightmare of this weapon remains acute. That horror is now one of the reasons why no country in the world can employ nuclear weapons against anyone without being punished. In that sense, the victims of Hiroshima did not suffer in vain.
The short-term military conflict between Russia and Georgia started on August 8, 2008 after Georgian forces launched an attack against the self-proclaimed Republic of South Ossetia and a contingent of Russian peacekeepers who remained in the region on a license from the Commonwealth of Independent States political bloc. Russia’s military […]