Journal Issues

False flag operation “Joint”

Evgeny Khrushchev (Russia) Monterey & Marja Right after 4/20 celebration of Weed Day in California, the duo of Supernova Afghan experts from Monterey published their mind-boggling trip on Marja opium. What could have been a funny frolic for a couple of stoned students, has turned out to be a false […]

Islamic World, Russia and the West

ORIENTAL REVIEW republishes the full text of speech by the Director of the Russian Institute of Oriental Studies Professor Vitaly NAUMKIN, delivered on March 24, 2010 at the Janadriyah-2010 Festival held in Saudi Arabia. Let me first of all express my whole-hearted gratitude to the organizers of our event for […]

Afghanistan After Obama Visit

Najmuddin A. SHAIKH (Pakistan) Buoyed by his domestic triumph – the passage of the Healthcare Bill – and the conclusion of the new START treaty with Russia- marking a substantial advance towards his oft touted goal of a Nuclear weapon free world President Obama arrived in Kabul on a previously […]

Al-Qaeda Is Crippled, Forget It

Evgeny Kirsanov (Russia) CIA Director Leon Panetta recently issued a public statement saying that American intelligence has managed to inflict serious damage on the Al Qaeda hierarchy and has reduced its capabilities to their lowest level in its history. He said that Al Qaeda has been transformed into a poorly […]

Outside Sources of Afghanistan’s Woes

Sherhasan Hasan (Afghanistan) When the world media addresses any issues involving Afghanistan, it invariably mentions military clashes, bombings, killings, disruptions, refugees, deprivation, poverty, disease, terrorism, etc. For the last several decades, the Taliban, al-Qaeda, drugs and other fear-inducing concepts have been associated with the name of my homeland—Afghanistan.