East Asia

Future of Internet after the Snowden affair

Edward Snowden’s recent revelations about American intelligence agencies’ wiretapping of European leaders, as well as their collection of the personal data of European citizens, will apparently have far-reaching implications which go far beyond a simple diplomatic scandal. This was demonstrated by the EU summit which was held October 24-25, 2013. […]

White Lama & ‘Tibet Land’

ORIENTAL REVIEW continues to reveal unknown facts about the American involvement in Tibet and the British role in achieving it. We published the previous chapter of the research titled ‘Arms and the Elephant‘ on August 12, 2013. IN 1947, Arthur Hopkinson was India’s political officer in Sikkim. He was a […]

Arms and the Elephant

Archival material of the 1940s shows that the British supplied arms to Tibet and a movie projector to the Dalai Lama and even made vain attempts to send an elephant to him. EDMOND CANDLER’s book The Unveiling of Lhasa(1905) had described Britain’s relationship with Tibet as something akin to “the […]

Japan and the Lessons of War

These days mark the tragic anniversary of the atomic bombing of the two Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the U.S. armed forces, which was carried out at the final stage of World War II. The consequence of this barbaric “experiment” is the fact that it remains only time […]

Obama’s «Asia Pivot»: The Himalayan Angle

The Obama administration’s «Asia Pivot» is playing out in earnest in joint U.S.-Indian-Israeli intelligence operations in the Himalayan region. The actions by the three cooperative nations’ intelligence agencies are aimed at limiting Chinese influence here. The strategy in the mountainous area of the Sino-Indian border complements other U.S. strategies now […]

Fallouts of Iran Sanctions

Iran’s President-elect Hassan Rohani has promised to ease the tensions surrounding the international relations of his country. In line with the will of the majority of Iranians, the issue of economic sanctions – weighing heavily on the latter’s day-to-day life – will be a key to that end. In general, […]

Cyberspace and Future: Issue Coming to Fore

The Snowden affair, as expected, is snowballing, gathering more and more new details and revelations. This has already led to several international scandals (including the egregious example of what happened with Bolivian President Evo Morales’ plane) and most likely will lead to more. However, this entire situation poses another, more […]