The Episodes

A Trap for Hussein (I)

New Eastern Outlook After the failure of a series of talks between Iraq and Kuwait, including those conducted in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), the Iraqi army invaded Kuwait’s territory in the early morning of the 2nd of August, 1990. Having overcome the resistance of the small Kuwaiti army, the 120 thousand […]

Hiroshima 65 Years Later

Alexander Dobrovolsky (Russia) Sixty five years have passed since Aug 6, 1945 when the American B-29 flown by Air Force Colonel Paul Tibbets dropped the first atomic bomb on the Japanese city Hiroshima. According to various estimates, it exploded with an energy equivalent to 15-18 thousand pounds of TNT, about […]

Episode 3. Assassination in Sarajevo (II)

Part I To properly evaluate who would benefit from Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s assassination, just look at the results of the First World War. It destroyed Great Britain’s two chief competitors – Russia and Germany. Convinced that Russia was not crushed during the Russo-Japanese War and the carefully planned revolution, London […]

Episode 1. Bank of England.

ORIENTAL REVIEW opens the new historical series. We decided to name it ‘The Episodes’. We are not going to cover the world history with a comprehensive overview. It is beyond our power and competence. We want to relate to our readers few stories, which are not very known or well-forgotten […]