Tag: Libya

The Return of Empires (VI)

Part I Part II Part III Part IV Part V Modern-day empires in the West The rebirth of the imperial spirit in the West is moving along two sometimes converging, but in recent times increasingly diverging, lines. Looking at Europe’s relations with its neighbours, one can see that the European […]

Remember Libyan Jamahiriya

Libya was a self-sufficient, prosperous state which collapsed two years ago. It makes remember the dramatic events and what it resulted in. First of all, it was a new type of war, a «virtual revolution» and the United Nations Security Council’s resolutions were based on…editing the stages of a TV […]

Redivision of the World: Russian Perspective

ORIENTAL REVIEW presents the weekly video updates on international security issues and situation in the hot spots of the world. The films prepared by a group of Russian experts are available on the dedicated Youtube channel and the blog Redivision of the World.   Update 46. September 17-23, 2012 Main […]

Why the American Raj Is Under Siege

The killing of the US ambassador to Libya and angry demonstrations across the Muslim world over a tacky anti-Islamic hate video have produced the usual flood of wrong-headed commentary from our media and politicians. Across the land comes the familiar cry, “why do they hate us?” That any Americans can […]

NATO’s Pan-Arab Terrorist Blitzkrieg

Western policy makers admit that NATO’s operations in Libya have played the primary role in emboldening Al Qaeda’s AQIM faction (Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb). The Fortune 500-funded Brookings Institution’s Bruce Riedel in his article, “The New Al Qaeda Menace,” admits that AQIM is now heavily armed thanks to […]

The Arab World: From Nationalism to Tribalism

The “parade of autonomies” we are currently witnessing in the Arab world, primarily in Iraq and Libya, is an indicator of the crisis the region’s nation-states are undergoing. Unlike Europe, however, it is less a consequence of integrationist trends than an indicator of the Greater Middle East’s archaism, its return […]