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World War II in Europe – Timeline

The biggest ground war in human history took place in Europe from September, 1939 to May, 1945. The WWII timeline presented today by ORIENTAL REVIEW is the cortesy contribution by the American military historian Walter DuBlanica. SEPTEMBER ,1939   to MAY,1940 Germany attacked Poland on September 1, 1939. A few days […]

Russia – Japan: Shifting Agenda

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in Moscow on April 28 for a three-day visit, during which he met with President Vladimir Putin. He planted a cherry tree at the Russian Academy of Sciences’ gardenyard and listened to some drumming. Other outcomes of the summit meeting included signatures on documents […]

Washington’s «Civil Society» and CIA Financing of Chechen and Other Caucasus Regional Terrorists

Through a myriad of «civil society» organizations, the United States has been financing Chechen groups inside the autonomous republic, in Russia, and abroad. However, large portions of U.S. assistance money has «bled» over to support Chechen and other North Caucasus terrorist groups, which the U.S. State Department and U.S. intelligence […]

Boston Bombers: Cherished to Kill

A week ago the US public discovered that the Russians were fighting terrorism in Chechnya. Mass hysterics and righteous indignation over a commonplace criminal episode which would hardly draw as much attention if happened somewhere in Makhachkala, have somewhat shaded the fact that brothers Tsarnaev are the natural by-product of […]

China and BRICS: Upgrading Global Agenda

A few weeks have passed since the Chinese fifth generation leaders came to power. The first impression is really strong. Newly elect Chairman Xi Jinping has visited Moscow and has taken part in the Durbin top level BRICS event; he has received US Secretary of Treasure and Henry Kissinger in […]

US’ Eurasian Objectives and the Afghan War

Since 19th century, super powers have been ‘playing’ the Great Game in the region lying across Central, Southern and South-western Asia. During that ‘Game’ Afghanistan, which strategically connects these geographical segments of Asia, has historically been the heartland for British and Russian manoeuvres and struggle for control over Central Asia […]

BRICS Take a Step Away From Dollar

An invisible plot is being hatched on the geo-political front. The BRICS countries plan to establish their own development bank to give loans for infrastructure projects, bypassing the middleman in the form of the U.S. dollar. If we consider that the BRIC countries account for 14.6% of the world’s GDP, […]