Anglosphere

Boomerang Effect

Those who are acquainted with the life in the United States have no doubt that the Big American Show is on. The perpetrators of the Boston tragedy are known. According to official reports, they are the Tsarnaev brothers of Chechen origin. It’s a long time they live in the United […]

Xinjiang in Focus of US Foreign Policy

The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is the western edge of China (Xinjiang means the new frontier in Chinese). It borders on Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Mongolia and the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. 9 million Uyghurs (Sunni Muslims) make up 45% of the total population of the Region. […]

The Return of Empires (VII)

Part I Part II Part III Part IV Part V Part VI Why does the United States need an empire? Historian Niall Ferguson states that the majority of modern-day academics see an entirely appropriate parallel between the “imperial rule” of the USA and the British Empire as it was 100 […]

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 […]

The Return of Empires (VI)

Part I Part II Part III Part IV Part V Modern-day empires in the West The rebirth of the imperial spirit in the West is moving along two sometimes converging, but in recent times increasingly diverging, lines. Looking at Europe’s relations with its neighbours, one can see that the European […]

The Return of Empires (V)

Part I Part II Part III Part IV Modern-day empires in the East A peculiarity of the formation of «larger spaces», or modern-day empires in the East, is that some of them were themselves, until quite recently, objects of colonial ambition. Other imperial projects, meanwhile, are part of even larger […]