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Geopolitics and Islam

The geopolitical changes that have taken place at the beginning of the 21st century within the nations of the Islamic world, and which would appear to be the culmination of many spontaneous factors, are, in fact, a manifestation of a very complex qualitative shift in the global balance of power.  […]

Bonfire of democracy

The bonfire of democracy

One curiosity of the current historical era is that democracy has identified itself with the liberal market.  Democracy will henceforth claim victory – the victory of the successful over the unsuccessful.  And there is nothing wrong with winning – everyone has his chance.  But these triumphs differ from the triumphs […]

American Fair-Play In Syria

Notorious fair-play, allegedly immanent for the American political and business culture, doesn’t really work  when it comes to practice. Here is the last example. On September 16 the United Nations inspection team submitted a report to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.  The document summed up the results of investigation […]

Putin’s note of caution reaches US

Putin’s op-ed on the Syrian conflict for the New York Times on Thursday shows that the Russian government is paying close attention to and is deeply concerned with the political debate over Syria in the US. It also shows that the Russian government, contrary to how it is often portrayed […]

A Plea for Caution From Russia

Recent events surrounding Syria have prompted me to speak directly to the American people and their political leaders. It is important to do so at a time of insufficient communication between our societies. Relations between us have passed through different stages. We stood against each other during the cold war. […]