Regions

The Sufferings of a Chinaman in China

Konstantin PENZEV (Russia) If someone had asked me a month ago, “Who Is Liu Xiaobo?” I would have answered: “I don’t know, but judging by the name, he’s probably Chinese.” And if someone had asked me a month ago, “What is the Nobel Peace Prize awarded for?” I’d have said: […]

Trial by Election

Nikita MENDKOVICH (Russia) Despite all the difficulties caused by the war, a peaceful economic and social life has been emerging in Afghanistan for the last nine years. One way or another, the people in most provinces have managed to adapt to having the Taliban as neighbors and to their conflict […]

US Dollar vs. Yuan: Reasons Behind the Conflict

Alexander SALITZKI (Russia) Debates between the US and China over the valuation of the yuan are currently gathering momentum. A new campaign of pressure on Beijing is initiated by the US Congress which proposed a bill authorizing the government to slap duties on China’s imports based on the view that […]

The Uyghur Project

The bloody riots in China’s autonomous regions (the Tibet and Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Regions) that broke out during 2008-2009 invariably produced an international reaction from Western governments, human rights organizations, and ethnic and Western nongovernmental civic organizations. They reveal a clear-cut tendency towards consolidation of activities by Tibetan and Uyghur […]

American Hawks Are Circling over the Sudan

Ivan Tulyakov (Russia) Washington is increasing its diplomatic involvement in Sudan’s referendum on self-determination for the southern part of the country several months before it is to take place. The United States actively supports holding the self-determination referendum on the date scheduled—in early January 2011. People in the South must […]

Taliban Fear Reintegration Program May Succeed

Nataliya Bulygina (Russia) That difficult security situation in modern-day Afghanistan is a key problem for the development of the country, maintenance of a stable social and economic system and protection of the populace against existing threats—both militant attacks and natural disasters, which are difficult to address without assuring order in […]

The TAPI Pipeline Is Killing Nabucco

Stanislav Tarasov (Russia) Turkmenistan is attacking Europe’s energy monopoly Turkmen President G. Berdimuhamedov gave an interview to the national media on the eve of his departure for New York to participate in the 65th session of the UN General assembly. He talked about the need to more energetically involve Afghanistan […]

Israel is furious with Putin

Kirill Govorov (Russia) Israel’s stomach turned as Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said in Washington that Russia, in spite of everything, will deliver «Yakhont” anti-ship cruise missiles to Syria. Major Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth called Moscow’s decision nothing less than a personal slap in the face from Russian Prime Minister […]