Regions

Central Asia: Top 10 Developments in 2010

By Alexander Shustov (Russia) The present list of top 10 developments in Central Asia in 2010 was compiled on the basis of the author’s assessment of their impact on the region’s political and socioeconomic landscape. In any case, the developments surveyed below will likely have enduring repercussions for Central Asia. […]

What Is Khodorkovsky Doing His Time For? (II)

By Gregory Tinsky (Russia) Part 1 Five grannies make a ruble Big money lacked a brand-new signboard and the diversification of business. That’s what new „Intersectorial Scientific-Technical Programs Center” — or just „MENATEP[1]” in short — was found for. Competition at the market of financial services, which Khodorkovsky majored in, […]

Moscow As a Would-Be Capital Of Europe

By Alexandre Latsa (France) From time immemorial — through the era of Carl the Great and Napoleon Bonaparte to Charles De Gaulle — France has been attempting to architect a united continental Europe. Today it seemingly shifts its role to Russia that has a chance to pave the way for […]

Brand-New War for America

Gregory Tinsky (Russia) Barack Obama submitted new plan of war on terrorism for the Congress consideration. This time it is to take place in Africa and the USAF are to fight not just some trifle Al-Qaida but Joseph Kony himself — Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander-in-chief. 43-year-old Joseph Kony, wanted […]

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 […]

Students as Touchstone of Civilization’s Development

Gregory TINSKY (Russia) Recent protests of British students, which had developed into the mass disturbances, attracted the attention of various commentators, trying to figure out the reasons of what happened and link these events to the political-economic situation in Europe. Events that took place in Great Britain this November have […]