Regions

Afterword For Biden’s Visit To Moscow

Are we about to part with Jacson-Vanik amendment? There’s a saying in American political folklore: «Vice President is a guy, who sits at the White House porch, waiting for President to be shot». This capacious wording perfectly describes the U.S. Vice President Joseph Robinette Biden Junior, who has recently visited […]

‘Caveated optimism’ about Afghan war

The testimony before the Congress on Tuesday in Washington by the commander of the United States and North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] in Afghanistan, General David Petraeus gave significant clues to the current phase of American thinking towards the war as well as what the future portends. The most important […]

The West’s Most Convincing Argument

The statement made by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen that the alliance is not going to launch an operation in Libya without UN blessing grabbed the headlines. Rasmussen did voice extreme concern over the situation in the country and expressed the view that the steps taken by Gadhafi’s regime […]

Geopolitical Dimension of the Rebellion in Yemen

A tide of extremism is sweeping across Yemen. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the group seeking to overthrow the pro-Western regimes in Yemen and the nearby Saudi Arabia, is regarded as the number one terrorist force in the region. The group’s activity increasingly bothers Washington whose list of priority […]

Libya: Will It Follow Sudan’s Track?

It would obviously be problematic to transfer power in Libya as it was done in Egypt. Therefore, the country can expect to take either the hard “Iraq” or soft “Sudan” option. In either case, however, there will be far-reaching consequences for the entire continent. Virtual Islamists and the “Egyptian” option […]

Reagan’s Secret Legacy

Peter Chamberlin (USA) On this, the one-hundredth birthday of Ronald Reagan, the Reagan worshippers are coming out of the woodwork. It seems that the self-appointed leaders of the “Tempest in the Teapot” party (or whatever they call themselves), even Obama himself, are trying to ride Reagan’s fame to new political […]