Editorial

British Joy and Syrian Blood

In April 2011 when all mainstream media were jabbering about British royal wedding, NATO aircrafts were bombarding Tripoli, Sirte and other Libya cities killing innocent civilians. Then Libyan children even congratulated the couple showing a picture during a press-conference in Tripoli: the blood was pouring down from Prince William’s hands […]

Egypt – a Pendulum of Chaos

What is happening in Egypt? Is the overthrow of the country’s Islamist president a symbol of American failure? Will the military’s rise to power, followed by a new, perhaps secular government, help to normalize the situation? When Mubarak was toppled, the military made no move to intervene.  And this was […]

Boston Bombers: Cherished to Kill

A week ago the US public discovered that the Russians were fighting terrorism in Chechnya. Mass hysterics and righteous indignation over a commonplace criminal episode which would hardly draw as much attention if happened somewhere in Makhachkala, have somewhat shaded the fact that brothers Tsarnaev are the natural by-product of […]

Syria: Apocalypse Cancelled

The situation around Syria has been eased the last days. The Americans are withdrawing the USS Eisenhower and USS Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Groups from the Eastern Mediterranean. President Obama expects this step would ‘ease the tension in the region’. What kind of tension has happened to be a matter […]

An Open Government Wrapped in the Internet

According to the dedicated page on the US State Department web-site, the Open Government Partnership (OGP) is ‘aimed at securing concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, increase civic participation, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to make government more open, effective, and accountable’. A few lines below the text […]

Active Endeavour and Drug Trafficking

We all are aware of the basic frameworks of the US response to barbaric 9/11 terrorist attacks. The Bush’s administration and NATO launched unprecedented media, diplomatic and military campaigns aimed to suppress the adversary inside its haunt in Afghanistan. But few remember that the US Operation Enduring Freedom and NATO’s […]