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Who Decides On Nation-States?

The national aspirations of peoples are governed by rank public relations schemes On July 9, the Republic of South Sudan became the newest internationally-recognized nation-state. As the result of a civil war truce and peace deal worked out five years previously, South Sudan and its former master, the Republic of […]

The West and Syria

Unlike other Arab leaders confronted to a protest movement such as former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak or Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad launched a wide political reform program coupled with a reasonable timetable extending until the end of 2011 at the most. This change which was initiated […]

Benghazi: Criminal Rebellion

Rebellion in Benghazi is being fomented by the mafia, controlling the traffic of “living stock” to Europe. Libyan “revolution” that seemingly started within the framework of Arab Spring happened to be a quite different matter. Given all the outward simplicity, Libyan events are different from what happened in Tunisia and […]

Obama’s Middle East Speech: Same Old Policy in New Gift Paper

President Obama’s much-heralded speech outlining his administration’s approach to the so-called “Arab Spring” and the Israeli-Palestinian impasse was generally greeted by yawns from the Arab world and outright hostility from the extremist right-wing government of Israel. Obama’s promise to aid reformist governments in Egypt and Tunisia with billions of dollars […]

Truth on Libya Now Leaked To Mainstream

ORIENTAL REVIEW publishes a recent report by the Russian leading national TV channel on situation in Libya. There are several new astonishing facts released for the first time in mainstream media concerning the underestimated support to Gaddafi by Libyan tribal leaders and the atrocities committed by ‘peaceful’ rebels in Misrata […]

Syria Under Threat

The so-called popular protests hit Syria on the 15th of March in the southern city of Deraa and by today have reached the towns of Homs and Hama, the coastal region of Banias and Lattakia and the outskirts of Damascus. Tensions are also reported in areas inhabited by Kurdish minority. […]