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The Great Game Today

Konstantin Penzev (Russia) The Great Game obviously did not end in 1907 with the signing of the Anglo-Russian Convention. Given that, we should adjust the definition of the term, i.e., move away from its narrow meaning of the Anglo-Russian conflict in Central Asia during just the 19th century. In a […]

US State Department Defends Russian Sodomites

On November 17, 2010 the US State Department published another annual International Religious Freedom Report. Naturally, one of the chapters is devoted to Russia. While explicitly advocating the interests of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Scientologists, Seventh-day Adventists, non-authorized ‘Islamic’ preachers and other sects, the document states: “In July 2009 a group of […]

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 […]

Chechen Uprising Was Provoked by CIA

Yavuz Odabasi (Turkey) “Magnitsky was a 37-year-old lawyer working for the Moscow firm Firestone Duncan where he represented the investment fund Hermitage Capital Management. Hermitage had been Russia’s largest foreign investor during the early Putin years — until, that is, its head, William Browder, ran afoul of certain Russian officials […]

The Cost Russia Will Pay for NATO Rapprochement

Victor KOVALEV (Russia) The NATO summit which will convene in Lisbon on November 19-20 will adopt the alliance’s new strategic concept switching NATO from regional defense to global-scale missions. In practice, the reform will institutionalize the West’s victory in the Cold World War III. The already visible results of the […]

Pak-Afghan Trade Transit

Ashfak Cyal (Pakistan) Introduction Pakistan and Afghanistan finally concluded trade Transit agreement. According to the agreement Pakistan would allow Afghanistan to trade with India through Wagha border but same facility will not be enjoyed by India as Pakistan showed reservation that India might influence in the region and maintained that […]

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 […]

China and US: a Clash of Interests

Strategic Culture Foundation (Russia) Two events which had been anticipated for quite long took place in the U.S. shortly before the G20 summit in Seoul. On 2 November the Democrats lost control of the House of Representatives, and on 3 November the U.S. Federal Reserve announced that it would pump […]