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Middle East: The New Reality

Evgeny Kirsanov (Russia) The inability of the US administration to conduct a coherent and understandable foreign policy is apparent in other areas than Pakistan. Pakistan currently is simply the most vivid illustration of that. The same processes are occurring in other parts of the Third World, especially where the Americans […]

“T” Stands for Taliban

Nikita MENDKOVICH (Russia) This year’s political events have shown that most of Afghanistan’s problems are caused by the armed opposition, particularly the Taliban movement. A wide variety of plans for solving the “Taliban problem” are being floated in the expert and political communities: negotiations and compromise, military defeat, wearing them […]

US and Talibs: No Longer Irreconcilable

Elena PUSTOVOITOVA (Russia) The US Administration and Afghanistan’s government chose to get in touch with the Haqqani clan renown as a particularly ominous group in the ranks of the Afghan resistance. No doubt, the step reflects Washington’s awareness of its inability to prevail in the conflict in Afghanistan, and the […]

The Sufferings of a Chinaman in China

Konstantin PENZEV (Russia) If someone had asked me a month ago, “Who Is Liu Xiaobo?” I would have answered: “I don’t know, but judging by the name, he’s probably Chinese.” And if someone had asked me a month ago, “What is the Nobel Peace Prize awarded for?” I’d have said: […]

Trial by Election

Nikita MENDKOVICH (Russia) Despite all the difficulties caused by the war, a peaceful economic and social life has been emerging in Afghanistan for the last nine years. One way or another, the people in most provinces have managed to adapt to having the Taliban as neighbors and to their conflict […]

US Dollar vs. Yuan: Reasons Behind the Conflict

Alexander SALITZKI (Russia) Debates between the US and China over the valuation of the yuan are currently gathering momentum. A new campaign of pressure on Beijing is initiated by the US Congress which proposed a bill authorizing the government to slap duties on China’s imports based on the view that […]