Central Asia

What Will the Bilderbergers Decide on Iran?

On June 3-6, 2010 the luxurious Dolce Resort in Sitges, Spain will host the next annual meeting of the Bilderberg Group– an unofficial, invitation-only conference of around 130 guests, representing the backstage global elites – most influential figures in international politics, banking, business, the military and media – the sponsors, […]

Iran Signs Uranium Swap Deal

At least we’ve got good news from Tehran: Iran agreed to enrich uranium in Turkey. The menace of imposing international sanctions and further escalation of the Western pressure on this country under nuclear pretext is temporarily diminished. Perhaps it was the first ever notable diplomatic achievement of the BRIC Alliance […]

Bucks for Drugs Ponzi Scheme

Evgeny Khrushchev (Russia) Valorization & monetization of the US drug policy A decision to set up a slush fund for Marja opium poppy farmers in the heat of the harvest campaign is the most effective way to dismantle counternarcotics strategy led by DEA and SOF and to reveal the State […]

Karzai Is the Winner – For the Present

The best outcome of Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s visit to Washington has been that US President Barack Obama finally cracked the whip on his AfPak team. When the AfPak special representative Richard Holbrooke turned up at Andrews Airbase at 6.00 am to receive Karzai whom he once not too long […]

Declaring War Against Afghan Drug

There are tens of thousands of drug-related deaths in Russia each year. Getting on top of the heroin problem means going back to the source in Afghanistan. Twenty years ago, not many in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia’s fourth largest city famous for Volga car and 900-year-old traditional architecture, had even heard […]

Restoring Trust in India-Pakistan Relations

Aurobinda MAHAPATRA (India) The prime ministers of India and Pakistan met on the sidelines of the 16th SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) summit in the Bhutanese capital, Thimpu on 29 April 2010 with the main objective of resuming the composite dialogue process that was stalled after the Mumbai […]

Karzai Mobilizes Regional Support

The Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s two-day visit to New Delhi on April 26 helped underscore that the strategic relationship between the two neighboring countries is much more than a sideshow of their troubled ties with Pakistan. Not once did the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh or the visiting dignitary care […]

Demonizing Iran

Dave LINDORFF (USA) On April 21, the Wall Street Journal had a lead story about Israeli planning to possibly “go it alone” in an attack on Iran if the US were not to “succeed” in its diplomatic efforts to get Iran to “stop” it’s alleged attempts to develop a nuclear […]