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Nobel Insane Asylum

A rare and extravagant news has come from the Nobel Committee: The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the European Union – an organization comprising 27 European nations that has absolutely nothing to do with international military and political conflicts management according to its charter. It doesn’t even possess […]

Turks, Cease Fire!

In the Middle Eastern corrida, the moment of truth is approaching fast. Assad’s Syria is running around the arena like a wounded bull, fraught and worn down by a year of cruel strife. Banderillas of mujaheeds stick out of his broken hide. The public, the Europeans, the Americans, the Gulf […]

Afghan Taliban Announces Its Victory over NATO

The Taliban have won a victory over the foreign forces which have been in Afghanistan since 2001. With this announcement, the Taliban marked the 11th anniversary of the US military invasion. According to local observers, the US was unable to achieve its stated goals during its long years in Afghanistan. […]

Redivision of the World: Russian Perspective

ORIENTAL REVIEW presents the weekly video updates on international security issues and situation in the hot spots of the world. The films prepared by a group of Russian experts are available on the dedicated Youtube channel and the blog Redivision of the World.   Update 46. September 17-23, 2012 Main […]

Arab Spring in the UN

Last week a massive and coordinated attack against Syria took place simultaneously in three major UN agencies – the Human Rights Council, the General Assembly and the Security Council. On September 26 the Syrian issue was tackled by Security Council at foreign ministers level. Formally the discussions were devoted to […]

Why the American Raj Is Under Siege

The killing of the US ambassador to Libya and angry demonstrations across the Muslim world over a tacky anti-Islamic hate video have produced the usual flood of wrong-headed commentary from our media and politicians. Across the land comes the familiar cry, “why do they hate us?” That any Americans can […]

Leaving At All Costs

With a boom in terrorist activity in the past months, the USA’s withdrawal from Afghanistan begins to resemble a retreat On September 20th, the head of the US Ministry of Defense, Leon Panetta, announced the successful withdrawal of the supplementary military contingent, totaling 33 thousand people, from Afghanistan. The contingent […]