Africa

Oil and War In Libya

High oil prices have recently become word of the day. Economists are arguing about how long this trend will last and whether it will cause another world crisis. When the USA along with their NATO allies started the military operation in Libya, numerous observers were perplexed, as long as Americans […]

Muammar Gaddafi And Sober Media

“The first casualty of war is the truth” said American Senator Hiram Johnson. “In time of war, when truth is so precious, it must be attended by a bodyguard of lies” – Winston Churchill. If nothing else the world’s media have proved those two aphorisms in spades as the coverage […]

Open Letter to President Gaddafi

Yesterday ORIENTAL REVIEW received a fundamental exclusive comment on Mu’ummar Qaddafi’s Recollections of My Life from Mr. Iqbal Alimohamed, the former senior UN official who served as the UNHCR Regional Representative in Malaysia, Japan, Australia and the Sudan. We believe this very important document deserves special attention and our journal […]

Forces Regrouped in World Politics?

The BRICS summit will convene in China’s Sanya beach resort on April 14.For the first time in the alliance’s relatively short history, South Africa will participate in the forum as a member along with Brazil, Russia, India, and China, while the disquieting political settings of the early 2011 reinforce the […]

Libya: ‘Winged Democracy’ in Critical Tail-Spin

Global war-mongers are seemingly in deep frustration. Despite huge investments in ‘people opposition movement’, disinformation campaign and eventual direct foreign intervention in Libya, the ‘anti-Gaddafi project’ has come to obvious deadlock. That looks quite surprising. Regular Libyan army beats the ‘rebels’ despite three weeks of constant NATO bombardments and heavy […]

How Is Gadhafi Going to Hit Back?

Throughout the past week, the theme of Gadhafi’s options for counterstrikes in response to the Western coalition’s air raids against Libya and of the instigation of the insurgency in the country has been constantly popping up in the media headlines.The British intelligence agencies, British ambassador to Washington Christopher Meyer and […]