The Episodes

Lessons of World War II

On September 2, 1945, Japan, Nazi Germany’s last remaining ally, signed the act of unconditional surrender, putting the last dot in the history of the Second World War. The bloodiest war ever fought, it lasted 6 years, affected 40 countries and claimed 55 million lives. The historic signing ceremony was […]

The Iran/Iraq War: Mutual Assured Destruction

In 1979, as Iranian revolutionaries were taking charge in Tehran, Carter National Security Adviser, Afghan Frankenstein godfather and Trilateral Commission co-founder Zbigniew Brzezinski was in Kuwait City meeting with Kuwaiti Emir Sheik Jaber Ahmed al Sabah, House of Saud envoys and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. The group decided that Saddam’s […]

How We Almost Killed Each Other

In 2009, I wrote about a fictional occupation of the USSR by the USA: The World War that never happened. Recently, I learned about some more wars that never happened. Or was it the same war? The article was published at OrientalReview.org: Britain Planned to Attack USSR on June 12, […]

Fascist Historical Myth Reanimated

There is no shortage of arguments to challenge the groundless and deeply unfair claim that the USSR and the fascist Germany were equally responsible for the outbreak of World War II. Even a sketchy juxtaposition of Berlin’s and Moscow’s pre-war military plans highlights the fundamental difference in the two countries’ […]

How Will America Blame Russia Now?

Igor Chebykin (Russia) The United States has revealed a widely known secret: the military, political and scientific leaders of Fascist Germany who avoided Soviet (or Allied) bullets and the Nuremberg hangman’s rope found a safe haven and good work in America after the war. The New York Times recently published […]

When Will the Great Game End?

Konstantin PENZEV (Russia) Let us begin with some definitions as the scientific community does. The “Great Game” is the term used to describe the period of imperialist rivalry between the British and Russian Empires for supremacy in Central Asia between 1813 and 1907. But the term seems to describe only […]

A Trap for Hussein (II)

New Eastern Outlook Part 1 After the end of the eight year-long Iraq-Iran War Washington was left facing the issue of legitimising its further military presence in the strategically important (for the US) region of the Persian Gulf. By that time both of the countries involved in the conflict were […]