Yavuz Odabasi (Turkey) “Magnitsky was a 37-year-old lawyer working for the Moscow firm Firestone Duncan where he represented the investment fund Hermitage Capital Management. Hermitage had been Russia’s largest foreign investor during the early Putin years — until, that is, its head, William Browder, ran afoul of certain Russian officials […]
Shocking and astonishing analysis by the frequent OR contributor Peter Chamberlin provides some ground to the claims that there is no such thing as ‘Islamic terrorism’. Quite opposite, malicious will is foully acting in the name of Islam… The roots of this spiritual disease are disclosed hereby. Peter Chamberlin (USA) […]
George Hewitt (UK) George Hewitt is the Professor of Caucasian languages at the School of Oriental and African Studies, a fellow of the British Academy and the Honorary Consul for Abkhazia to the UK. He is visiting Abkhazia for over 30 years and publishes regularly on the history, languages and […]
Indira BARTSITS (Abkhazia) Abkhazia’s Foreign Minister, Sergei Shamba, has expressed anger over the decision PACE made during its spring session to reaffirm its previous resolution on the situation in Abkhazia and South Ossetia. The spring session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) took place in Strasbourg […]
This interview with Giulietto Chiesa, Member of the European Parliament, political analyst and journalist, took place shortly after the August 2008 war in South Ossetia. Nevertheless, it is still relevant, and we are publishing it for the first time in English with minor cuts. – What role can the European […]
Few days ago Moscow was shocked with another suicide bomber Metro attack. The global and Russian internal media were swift in accusing ‘Islamic rebels from the North Caucasus’ in perpetrating this action. For us, Russian independent analysts, the matter is not so clear.