India

White Lama & ‘Tibet Land’

ORIENTAL REVIEW continues to reveal unknown facts about the American involvement in Tibet and the British role in achieving it. We published the previous chapter of the research titled ‘Arms and the Elephant‘ on August 12, 2013. IN 1947, Arthur Hopkinson was India’s political officer in Sikkim. He was a […]

Arms and the Elephant

Archival material of the 1940s shows that the British supplied arms to Tibet and a movie projector to the Dalai Lama and even made vain attempts to send an elephant to him. EDMOND CANDLER’s book The Unveiling of Lhasa(1905) had described Britain’s relationship with Tibet as something akin to “the […]

Obama’s «Asia Pivot»: The Himalayan Angle

The Obama administration’s «Asia Pivot» is playing out in earnest in joint U.S.-Indian-Israeli intelligence operations in the Himalayan region. The actions by the three cooperative nations’ intelligence agencies are aimed at limiting Chinese influence here. The strategy in the mountainous area of the Sino-Indian border complements other U.S. strategies now […]

China and BRICS: Upgrading Global Agenda

A few weeks have passed since the Chinese fifth generation leaders came to power. The first impression is really strong. Newly elect Chairman Xi Jinping has visited Moscow and has taken part in the Durbin top level BRICS event; he has received US Secretary of Treasure and Henry Kissinger in […]

US’ Eurasian Objectives and the Afghan War

Since 19th century, super powers have been ‘playing’ the Great Game in the region lying across Central, Southern and South-western Asia. During that ‘Game’ Afghanistan, which strategically connects these geographical segments of Asia, has historically been the heartland for British and Russian manoeuvres and struggle for control over Central Asia […]

BRICS Take a Step Away From Dollar

An invisible plot is being hatched on the geo-political front. The BRICS countries plan to establish their own development bank to give loans for infrastructure projects, bypassing the middleman in the form of the U.S. dollar. If we consider that the BRIC countries account for 14.6% of the world’s GDP, […]

Back to the Rule of Force at Sea?

Exactly one year and one month after committing the murder of two Indian fishermen off the coast of Kerala state, India, the buddy-pair of Italian marines has finally dodged the Indian judiciary to remain home in Rome. The collusion between the Indians and Italians to prevent the murderers from being tried […]

The Return of Empires (V)

Part I Part II Part III Part IV Modern-day empires in the East A peculiarity of the formation of «larger spaces», or modern-day empires in the East, is that some of them were themselves, until quite recently, objects of colonial ambition. Other imperial projects, meanwhile, are part of even larger […]