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The United States Did the Iranian Opposition a Disservice

Evgeny VELIYEV (Russia) Sanctions have strengthened Ahmadinejad. Turkey intends to continue supplying Iran with petroleum products despite the threat of sanctions from the United States, according to an article in the Israeli newspaper Jerusalem Post referring to an announcement by Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz. “If the preference of the […]

Why Was Hitler’s Defeat a Defeat for the West?

Vladimir TIMAKOV(Russia) Conventional wisdom says that the traditional Western values are democracy, humanism, tolerance and human rights. Against that background, Hitler’s Third Reich looks like a strange mutation, an evolutionary deviation that could not have been predicted. Alexei Arbatov, a ideologue of pseudo-right Yabloko party, expresses surprise about that in […]

Iran: Why Did the CIA Get It Wrong?

Evgeny KIRSANOV (Russia) The leak of secret documents about the US war in Afghanistan gave rise to a flood of articles about the US intelligence community’s effectiveness against Islamic terrorism and about its Middle East operations overall. The Washington Post is preparing a series of articles on the subject, and […]

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 […]

What Do the Wikileaked Documents Say?

Nikita MENDKOVICH (Russia) The recent leak of thousands of secret documents from US intelligence in Afghanistan has aroused intense interest throughout world, both in the fact of the leak itself and in the content of the published information. After studying the matter, I would like pass on my understanding of […]