Eurasian Union

How We Almost Killed Each Other

In 2009, I wrote about a fictional occupation of the USSR by the USA: The World War that never happened. Recently, I learned about some more wars that never happened. Or was it the same war? The article was published at OrientalReview.org: Britain Planned to Attack USSR on June 12, […]

What Do Bear and Tiger Have In Common? (II)

Part 1 After the furious Albazino conflict Russia and China have existed «back to back» for quite a time without almost any relations with each other. Nevertheless, since the 19th century there has been a certain coincidence of histories of two continental superpowers, which was tightly intertwined with the synchronous […]

The Mousetrap (II)

Part 1 As for the post-Soviet Russia on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s dismemberment, it does not appear to be in good shape either. Anders Äslund, a Swedish economist formerly influential among the Russia’s “liberal reformers”, noted in late 2009: “The country’s economic performance has […]

The Mousetrap (I)

The coming December will mark the completion of two decades of the post-Soviet era.The anniversary of the destruction of the Soviet Union – the world’s second superpower – is an appropriate moment to venture an integral assessment of the tectonic geopolitical shift which left the international community sinking into chaos […]

NATO’S “Drang Nach Osten”

Since the collapse of the Warsaw Pact, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has made no secret of its goal to expand to the east, as well as into North and sub-Saharan Africa.After the fall of the Berlin Wall and the dissolution of the Soviet bloc, many observers believed that […]