Journal Issues

The Cost Russia Will Pay for NATO Rapprochement

Victor KOVALEV (Russia) The NATO summit which will convene in Lisbon on November 19-20 will adopt the alliance’s new strategic concept switching NATO from regional defense to global-scale missions. In practice, the reform will institutionalize the West’s victory in the Cold World War III. The already visible results of the […]

Pak-Afghan Trade Transit

Ashfak Cyal (Pakistan) Introduction Pakistan and Afghanistan finally concluded trade Transit agreement. According to the agreement Pakistan would allow Afghanistan to trade with India through Wagha border but same facility will not be enjoyed by India as Pakistan showed reservation that India might influence in the region and maintained that […]

When Will the Great Game End?

Konstantin PENZEV (Russia) Let us begin with some definitions as the scientific community does. The “Great Game” is the term used to describe the period of imperialist rivalry between the British and Russian Empires for supremacy in Central Asia between 1813 and 1907. But the term seems to describe only […]

China and US: a Clash of Interests

Strategic Culture Foundation (Russia) Two events which had been anticipated for quite long took place in the U.S. shortly before the G20 summit in Seoul. On 2 November the Democrats lost control of the House of Representatives, and on 3 November the U.S. Federal Reserve announced that it would pump […]

Afghanistan 2010-2014: A Time of Truth

Ruslan Nadezhdin (Russia) In June 2010, an impressive international forum was held in Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul. Many of those who took part felt that Afghanistan’s future military, political and economic development has finally been clarified and defined through 2014. The forum also addressed the establishment of a political dialogue […]

Russian Reset Policy to Be Reviewed?

ORIENTAL REVIEW on Political Trust and Human Deception So far the most tangible outcome of notorious ‘Reset’ of the US-Russian relations (or perezagruzka, another Russian word of the global outreach) announced by foreign ministers last year was the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START III). As a reminder it limits […]

NATO Leaders Invite “Victors” to Kabul

Vladislav Vorobyev (Russia) US journalists have pounced on another information leak. This time it appears they were told in secret that American soldiers in Afghanistan are not eliminating Taliban leaders. Rather, they are protecting them and even transporting them to Kabul for talks. We can easily imagine the high-ranking militants […]