Journal Issues

The TAPI Pipeline Is Killing Nabucco

Stanislav Tarasov (Russia) Turkmenistan is attacking Europe’s energy monopoly Turkmen President G. Berdimuhamedov gave an interview to the national media on the eve of his departure for New York to participate in the 65th session of the UN General assembly. He talked about the need to more energetically involve Afghanistan […]

Israel is furious with Putin

Kirill Govorov (Russia) Israel’s stomach turned as Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said in Washington that Russia, in spite of everything, will deliver «Yakhont” anti-ship cruise missiles to Syria. Major Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth called Moscow’s decision nothing less than a personal slap in the face from Russian Prime Minister […]

Russia and Nuclear Weapons

Dionis KAPTAR (Russia) The USSR tested its own atomic bomb on August 29, 1949. If we reject false humanism and look at the event without prejudice, we have to say that the Soviet Union’s acquisition of nuclear weapons played a key role in the history of mankind. At the time, […]

The United States Did the Iranian Opposition a Disservice

Evgeny VELIYEV (Russia) Sanctions have strengthened Ahmadinejad. Turkey intends to continue supplying Iran with petroleum products despite the threat of sanctions from the United States, according to an article in the Israeli newspaper Jerusalem Post referring to an announcement by Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz. “If the preference of the […]

Why Was Hitler’s Defeat a Defeat for the West?

Vladimir TIMAKOV(Russia) Conventional wisdom says that the traditional Western values are democracy, humanism, tolerance and human rights. Against that background, Hitler’s Third Reich looks like a strange mutation, an evolutionary deviation that could not have been predicted. Alexei Arbatov, a ideologue of pseudo-right Yabloko party, expresses surprise about that in […]

Iran: Why Did the CIA Get It Wrong?

Evgeny KIRSANOV (Russia) The leak of secret documents about the US war in Afghanistan gave rise to a flood of articles about the US intelligence community’s effectiveness against Islamic terrorism and about its Middle East operations overall. The Washington Post is preparing a series of articles on the subject, and […]

What Do the Wikileaked Documents Say?

Nikita MENDKOVICH (Russia) The recent leak of thousands of secret documents from US intelligence in Afghanistan has aroused intense interest throughout world, both in the fact of the leak itself and in the content of the published information. After studying the matter, I would like pass on my understanding of […]