Yaroslav BUTAKOV (Russia) After the Second World War the USA had practically no competitors in the world at all. But the contradictions between the imperial powers were not diminished completely. Geopolitical combination — the USA allied with the rest of the Western states against the USSR along with the few […]
John JIGGENS (Australia) The Hidden Military Agenda is to Protect the Drug Trade OR republishes the article from the Global Research as a follow-up to our analysis of Kyrgyz ‘pro-Russian’ revolution earlier this month. It was common during the opening of the Iraq war to see slogans proclaiming “No blood […]
Evgeny Kirsanov (Russia) CIA Director Leon Panetta recently issued a public statement saying that American intelligence has managed to inflict serious damage on the Al Qaeda hierarchy and has reduced its capabilities to their lowest level in its history. He said that Al Qaeda has been transformed into a poorly […]
The first plan of war against the USSR: attack in the North In the beginning of the 1940, Great Britain and France, being at war with Germany, were preparing an intervention into the USSR. Whole number of circumstances prevented their plans to come true. Though it is interesting to imagine […]
Sherhasan Hasan (Afghanistan) When the world media addresses any issues involving Afghanistan, it invariably mentions military clashes, bombings, killings, disruptions, refugees, deprivation, poverty, disease, terrorism, etc. For the last several decades, the Taliban, al-Qaeda, drugs and other fear-inducing concepts have been associated with the name of my homeland—Afghanistan.
Sergey Mikheev (Russia) I believe that the recent terrorist attacks (in Moscow and Kizlyar) can be directly linked to the fact that over the last few months several prominent militant leaders have been killed in the Caucasus, namely Estemirov and Said Buryatskiy. Special forces and law-enforcement agencies acted in quite […]
On April 13 the prominent US research center STRATFOR published an analytical brief ‘Kyrgyzstan and the Russian Insurgence’. The main idea was spinning around the recent bloody riots in Kyrgyz’s capital Bishkek culminated with 84 dead, more than 1500 injured and the expulsion of the former President Bakiev and his […]
A look at the events of 1939-45 from a millennial point of view. Many people in Russia believe that we live in an era where the West has won. The West surrounds us everywhere. It reigns in popular car models and clothing fashion labels, in photographs of pop idols and […]
Taking stock of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington Delegations from 47 countries, plus the United Nations, the International Atomic Energy Agency—the IAEA—and the European Union participated in the forum. Russia was represented by President Dmitry Medvedev. Discussions on all measures were closed, but we know that the heads of […]
On the eve of BRIC Alliance Summit opening tomorrow in Brasil we are republishing a last-year article by the German observer Michael LIEBIG as an introduction for coming analysis… The BRIC countries – Brazil, Russia, India, and China – are no longer content with being invited to the G20 and […]
The agenda of our editions is inevitably circulating around the theme of wars. Until now we were covering the current one in Afghanistan and emerging in Iran as the focuses of international attention. But as the 65th anniversary of the Victory over Nazism is approaching, the lessons of history start […]
Oriental Review publishes an interview with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that was aired in Russia at the TV-Talk Show Postscriptum on March 27, 2010.