United States

Obama Killed Osama

The spontaneous celebrations of the assassination of Osama bin Laden that are spilling across the US reflect the extent to which the American society was traumatized by the September 11 drama. In the aftermath of media reports of the killing of “the number one terrorist” along with his innocent relatives, […]

The War on Terror Is Over?

We have already noted at the mayhem of 2011 Middle East-North Africa protests that Muammar Gaddafi fighting pro-Al-Qaeda Islamists is now replacing Ben Laden as incarnation of ‘absolute Evil’ in mainstream media. On May 1, 2011 we got a logical consequence of this political trend: President Obama has declared Osama […]

Oil and War In Libya

High oil prices have recently become word of the day. Economists are arguing about how long this trend will last and whether it will cause another world crisis. When the USA along with their NATO allies started the military operation in Libya, numerous observers were perplexed, as long as Americans […]

A New Protest Movement in Afghanistan

The events of April 1-2, 2011 in Afghanistan suggest that new trends are emerging in Afghan society. We believe they will grew stronger in the near future and influence the formation of a new Afghan political reality. New active protest movements are making themselves heard, and official Kabul has so […]

Afterword For Biden’s Visit To Moscow

Are we about to part with Jacson-Vanik amendment? There’s a saying in American political folklore: «Vice President is a guy, who sits at the White House porch, waiting for President to be shot». This capacious wording perfectly describes the U.S. Vice President Joseph Robinette Biden Junior, who has recently visited […]

Reagan’s Secret Legacy

Peter Chamberlin (USA) On this, the one-hundredth birthday of Ronald Reagan, the Reagan worshippers are coming out of the woodwork. It seems that the self-appointed leaders of the “Tempest in the Teapot” party (or whatever they call themselves), even Obama himself, are trying to ride Reagan’s fame to new political […]

The Prague Treaty Has Been Ratified: Now What?

Vladimir Yevseyev (Russia) On January 26, 2011, the Federation Council of Russia’s Federal Assembly ratified the New Russian-American Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START). It shows that the “restart” of relations between our countries is on track. The US Senate consented to the Treaty in December. Now, only formalities remain […]

US Capital’s Domestic Violence Plan for 2011

David KERANS (USA) “I keep thinking to myself that it can’t get any worse. But…” A progressively minded Professor of American History, in private conversation, December 5th, 2010 Disillusionment among progressive observers of the American political scene is nothing new, of course, and neither is the foreboding that the inequities […]