Europe

Sarkozy’s Libyan Odyssey

A Parisian dove French President Nicolas Sarkozy never tires of repeating that it should be the Libyans themselves who decide Moammar Gadhafi’s political fate in Libya, not the international coalition. “Libya’s future and Libya’s political choice, including what they decide to do with Gadhafi and his fanatics, are a problem […]

Moscow As a Would-Be Capital Of Europe

By Alexandre Latsa (France) From time immemorial — through the era of Carl the Great and Napoleon Bonaparte to Charles De Gaulle — France has been attempting to architect a united continental Europe. Today it seemingly shifts its role to Russia that has a chance to pave the way for […]

Students as Touchstone of Civilization’s Development

Gregory TINSKY (Russia) Recent protests of British students, which had developed into the mass disturbances, attracted the attention of various commentators, trying to figure out the reasons of what happened and link these events to the political-economic situation in Europe. Events that took place in Great Britain this November have […]

The TAPI Pipeline Is Killing Nabucco

Stanislav Tarasov (Russia) Turkmenistan is attacking Europe’s energy monopoly Turkmen President G. Berdimuhamedov gave an interview to the national media on the eve of his departure for New York to participate in the 65th session of the UN General assembly. He talked about the need to more energetically involve Afghanistan […]

Why Was Hitler’s Defeat a Defeat for the West?

Vladimir TIMAKOV(Russia) Conventional wisdom says that the traditional Western values are democracy, humanism, tolerance and human rights. Against that background, Hitler’s Third Reich looks like a strange mutation, an evolutionary deviation that could not have been predicted. Alexei Arbatov, a ideologue of pseudo-right Yabloko party, expresses surprise about that in […]

Weak Europe

Andrei KONUROV (Russia) The world is facing a second wave of the global economic meltdown, with Europe being in the front line of it. And no matter how hard the European officials try to calm the world by saying that the European Central Bank is able to solve all financial […]