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US Could no Longer Save World Economy

Mikhail Khazin (Russia) The Marshall Plan era had already passed. The US is no longer able to save the world economy. It can be proved by the contemporary system of the division of labor. Meanwhile, it explains why China’s abilities are limited and it is not capable of boosting the […]

The Taliban Are Beginning to Take Afghanistan

Alexander Dobrovolsky (Russia) Contradictory reports coming in from Afghanistan almost daily about peace talks between members of the Kabul government and representatives of the Taliban not only persuade us that talks are taking place but that they have gone beyond the initial stage of establishing contacts. And that the process […]

The Convoy Attacks in Pakistan

Evgeny Kirsanov (Russia) The recent events in Pakistan are an excellent illustration of the serious crisis in American foreign policy. Six NATO convoys have been set on fire in Pakistan over the last two days in areas located different distances from the border with Afghanistan. That in itself is unprecedented, […]

This Is How the Old World Ends

Maksim Kalashnikov (Russia) The second global crisis tsunami: the Group of Seven and Greece. When will the national debt bubble burst? The national debts of the rich Western countries are growing rapidly. The IMF has sounded the alarm: they will reach 110% of total GDP by 2014. The forecasts of […]

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 […]