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NATO Leaders Invite “Victors” to Kabul

Vladislav Vorobyev (Russia) US journalists have pounced on another information leak. This time it appears they were told in secret that American soldiers in Afghanistan are not eliminating Taliban leaders. Rather, they are protecting them and even transporting them to Kabul for talks. We can easily imagine the high-ranking militants […]

CIA in Paraguay, or How to Get Rid of a President

Nil Nikandrov (Russia) Paraguay’s current president Fernando Lugo used to be known as “the bishop of the poor”. He made a fairly quick career in the Roman Catholic church’s hierarchy, became a bishop, and later was overwhelmingly voted in as the country’s president. Inaugurated on August 15, 2008, he planned […]

Who Gave Wikileaks the Secrets?

Yuri Shcheglovin (Russia) The latest leak of classified Pentagon materials on the war in Iraq resembles the last volley of artillery fire before a general offensive. It occurred exactly one week before the US congressional elections. That, of course, was no accident and makes us once again question the “integrity […]

US Could no Longer Save World Economy

Mikhail Khazin (Russia) The Marshall Plan era had already passed. The US is no longer able to save the world economy. It can be proved by the contemporary system of the division of labor. Meanwhile, it explains why China’s abilities are limited and it is not capable of boosting the […]

The Taliban Are Beginning to Take Afghanistan

Alexander Dobrovolsky (Russia) Contradictory reports coming in from Afghanistan almost daily about peace talks between members of the Kabul government and representatives of the Taliban not only persuade us that talks are taking place but that they have gone beyond the initial stage of establishing contacts. And that the process […]

The Convoy Attacks in Pakistan

Evgeny Kirsanov (Russia) The recent events in Pakistan are an excellent illustration of the serious crisis in American foreign policy. Six NATO convoys have been set on fire in Pakistan over the last two days in areas located different distances from the border with Afghanistan. That in itself is unprecedented, […]

Middle East: The New Reality

Evgeny Kirsanov (Russia) The inability of the US administration to conduct a coherent and understandable foreign policy is apparent in other areas than Pakistan. Pakistan currently is simply the most vivid illustration of that. The same processes are occurring in other parts of the Third World, especially where the Americans […]

“T” Stands for Taliban

Nikita MENDKOVICH (Russia) This year’s political events have shown that most of Afghanistan’s problems are caused by the armed opposition, particularly the Taliban movement. A wide variety of plans for solving the “Taliban problem” are being floated in the expert and political communities: negotiations and compromise, military defeat, wearing them […]