Middle East

Libya to Face Airstrikes. Part Four of the Global Show

ORIENTAL REVIEW: This article was published by Strategic Culture Foundation few hours before the aggression. Latest reports show that the quasi-coalition forces are bombing vital infrastructure objects in Libya: oil reservoirs by Misurata, civilian and military targets in Tripoli, Benghazi, Zuwar. 48 dead, 150+ injured. Gaddafi ceased complying with the […]

The West’s Most Convincing Argument

The statement made by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen that the alliance is not going to launch an operation in Libya without UN blessing grabbed the headlines. Rasmussen did voice extreme concern over the situation in the country and expressed the view that the steps taken by Gadhafi’s regime […]

Geopolitical Dimension of the Rebellion in Yemen

A tide of extremism is sweeping across Yemen. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the group seeking to overthrow the pro-Western regimes in Yemen and the nearby Saudi Arabia, is regarded as the number one terrorist force in the region. The group’s activity increasingly bothers Washington whose list of priority […]

Libya: Will It Follow Sudan’s Track?

It would obviously be problematic to transfer power in Libya as it was done in Egypt. Therefore, the country can expect to take either the hard “Iraq” or soft “Sudan” option. In either case, however, there will be far-reaching consequences for the entire continent. Virtual Islamists and the “Egyptian” option […]

Egypt Leaving an Epoch Behind

Dmitry Sedov (Russia) The Anglo-Saxon globalization ran into a major roadblock: at the moment the Egyptian regime which the West has propped up for decades is on the verge of collapse. Even if Mubarak’s nominee Omar Suleiman manages to cling on, the global centers of power will have to face […]