Anglosphere

After a Failed Revolution

The socio-political phenomenon of revolution in an individual country isn’t a new phenomenon in the modern era. The revolutionary wave hitting a number of countries is nothing new either. We might recall the events that shook Europe in 1848-1849 and the events of 1917-1918 that rocked the entire world. In […]

Britain to Take Off the Cross

The news that the British cabinet upholds the ban on wearing Christian symbols at work appears surreal at first glance, but, upon scrutiny, incidents in which Christian believers face discrimination from their employers over their religious practices mirror a profound global trend. On the Surface Two episodes in which the […]

NGOs: Missionaries of Empire

Non-governmental organizations are an increasingly important part of the 21st century international landscape performing a variety of humanitarian tasks pertaining inter alia to issues of poverty, the environment and civil liberties. However, there is a dark side to NGOs. They have been and are currently being used as tools of […]

Two Worlds, Two Truths

The Vladimir Putin’s election for a new term means the major foreign policy guidelines outlined in his article called Russia and the Changing World are going to be further implemented. The article calls for the resurrection of the bipolar world order when no one involved in confrontation could allow the […]

Russia and the Changing World

ORIENTAL REVIEW republishes the latest article by Vladimir Putin, Russian PM and front-runner of the presidential campaign due to culminate next Sunday, March 4, 2012. The article focuses on different aspects of the Russian foreign policy. In my previous articles I have discussed some of the key foreign challenges that […]

US Ambassador’s Silicone Brains

On Monday January 30, 2012 a leading Russian TV channel showed an unexpectedly significant interview with Michael McFaul, the recently appointed US Ambassador to Russia. Why ‘unexpectedly’? Because the host of the show was Vladimir Pozner, patriarch of the Soviet/Russian television widely known for his pro-Western, liberal and hedonistic stance. […]

Missile Defense Deadlock: What Will It Lead To?

Moscow does not intend to propose any initiatives on missile defense, which the U.S. could interpret as concessions. This was stated by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, speaking on Ekho Moskvy radio station. He emphasized the negotiations on this subject proceed with difficulty, but they are not at an […]

«Shoot First, Ask Questions Later»

The news of a plea deal for US Marine Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich charged in connection with the killing of 24 Iraqi civilians in 2005 neither caused a sensation nor even grabbed the headlines for a considerable period of time in the US media and the Internet. Initially, Wuterich faced […]