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Envoy killed in a ‘parallel universe’

21. December 2016

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Envoy killed in a ‘parallel universe’

The Russian ambassador was killed in Ankara on the evening of Dec. 19 .  The killer, a 22-year-old Turkish graduate of the police academy who had been fired in July after being deemed untrustworthy, fired 11 bullets into the ambassador’s back as he finished addressing the attendees at the opening of the Russia Through Turkish […]

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24. February 2015

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Junk metal show in Kiev and Poroshenko’s mental defeat

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

Junk metal show in Kiev and Poroshenko’s mental defeat

This week a metal junkyard is exhibited in the centre of Kiev. Thus the incumbent Ukrainian administration seeks to prove “the facts of the Russian aggression in Ukraine”. But in reality they only managed to prove their own ignorance and lack of any military expertise. As a result this show of the modern illusionary art […]

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20. February 2015

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Extinct—Extincter—Extinctest

By David HERBERT (USA)

Extinct—Extincter—Extinctest

This blog is dedicated to the idea of presenting the big picture—the biggest possible—of what is going on in the world. The abiding areas of interest that make up the big picture have included the following: 1. The terminal decay and eventual collapse of industrial civilization as the fossil fuels that power it become more […]

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19. February 2015

In memoriam of a Ukrainian rocker (exclusive videoclip)

By Dmitry SAMOYLENKO (Ukraine)

In memoriam of a Ukrainian rocker (exclusive videoclip)

Andriy Kuzmenko, widely known as ‘Kuzma Skryabin’ (his stage name), was a popular Ukrainian singer, showman, musician, and producer, whose sudden death in a car crash was a huge shock. Born in Galicia, Andriy Kuzmenko did not delve too deeply into politics – pleading ignorance of it. And after playing concerts to support Yanukovych back […]

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18. February 2015

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Why there’s too much hope over Minsk-II

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Why there’s too much hope over Minsk-II

The Minsk II accords are nothing more than a tenuous ceasefire in a tense regional neighborhood, and the sincerity of France and Germany’s intentions is dubious, at best. While the US has yet to formally commit to arming Ukraine, it still holds the option open and can unilaterally do so with or without EU support […]

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18. February 2015

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The wise men, please step forward

By Edward LOZANSKY (USA) & Martin STIEFF (USA)

The wise men, please step forward

The guns in Ukraine have not cooled down yet but the Minsk 2 peace accord is already being predictably assailed in Washington by liberal and conservative hawks alike. Headlines like “Vlad Putin Wins Again,” “The new Ukrainian peace deal may be worse than no deal at all,” or “Why Is Putin Smiling About Ukraine?” and the likes are all over […]

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17. February 2015

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Putin And The Mideast’s Middleman

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Putin And The Mideast’s Middleman

The Russian President’s visit last week to Egypt signified that both countries are eager to restore the closeness of their former Nasser-era ties. The deepening partnership between the two has the possibility to qualitatively transform the region, with the ‘Arab Yugoslavia’ serving as a conduit for advancing Russian interests at the expense of the two […]

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12. February 2015

Not a time to ship lethal arms to Ukraine

By Jonathan POWER (USA)

Not a time to ship lethal arms to Ukraine

What is appeasement is that the Russian government until recently accepted with barely a murmur that the West, ignoring its own implied promises, would not expand NATO so far east. Russia has appeased the West, not vice versa. Please put your hand up if you support giving lethal arms to the Ukrainian army and also […]

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11. February 2015

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Where will the US arms for Ukraine actually end up?

By Andrey POLEVOY (Russia)

Where will the US arms for Ukraine actually end up?

The real suspense of the Ukrainian crisis centers on the legalization of the US lethal weapons supply to Kiev “to protect it against Russian aggression.” However, it is unclear precisely what sort of weapons would be needed to give Kiev an advantage. In the war against Novorossia, Kiev has been using small arms and armored […]

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11. February 2015

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Is tolerance of dishonesty the fundamental problem in our culture?

By Eric ZUESSE (USA)

Is tolerance of dishonesty the fundamental problem in our culture?

NBC-TV’s star news-anchor (America’s most popular) Brian Williams got caught repeatedly lying and fabricating his fake-‘courageous’ personal involvement in news stories that he had ‘reported.’ At LinkedIn, Rob Wyse headlined recently, “Brian Williams Essentially Lied on His Resume, Or Exaggerated The Truth,” and he noted there: “Whether you call it a lie, or an exaggeration — it is a breach of trust. […]

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10. February 2015

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German sociologists on Crimea’s choice

By Konstantin KOSARETSKY (Ukraine)

German sociologists on Crimea’s choice

A few days ago an interesting study, “The Socio-Political Sentiments in Crimea,” was released by the Ukrainian branch of GfK, the well-known German social research organization, as part of the Free Crimea initiative. Intriguingly, the primary objectives of this project, launched with the support of the governmental Canada Fund for Local Initiatives, were to “debunk […]

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9. February 2015

Turkey – the ultimate crossroads

By Pepe ESCOBAR (Brazil)

Turkey – the ultimate crossroads

I had no agenda other than to connect the future (the Eurasian Century) with the past (the crumbling European Union dream) via God’s favorite abode, the City of Cities; Constantinople, the New Rome. Just a Eurasia pilgrim on the move, absorbing those flows coming from the Balkans and ancient glorious Thrace; from the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara through the Bosphorus; and […]

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9. February 2015

March to folly in Ukraine

By Eric S. MARGOLIS (USA)

March to folly in Ukraine

The United States has just made an exceptionally dangerous, even reckless decision over Ukraine. Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet leader who ended the Cold War, warns it may lead to a nuclear confrontation with Russia. Rule number one of geopolitics: nuclear-armed powers must never, ever fight. Yet Washington just announced that by spring, it will deploy […]

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