The recent shuffle of the Pentagon top brass was indicative of Trump’s determination to force his will on the reluctant military commanders to comply with his order to withdraw troops before Christmas. The NPR has reported quoting US officials that Trump’s drawdown order reduces the American presence by about a […]
It passed exactly 30 years since the first post-WWII “democratic and multiparty” elections in all six Yugoslav republics in 1990. Next year, however, not only that this country did not exist anymore but the Yugoslavs have been faced with a civil war as a result of the post-Cold War “democratization […]
The Western model, based on capitalism and democracy, no longer manages to defend the general interest or guarantee popular sovereignty. By accumulating these two failures, it brings together the two ingredients of a generalized revolution.
The US has recently been stepping up its military and political activities in several areas. In addition to the Pentagon’s main focus on the Middle East and Afghanistan under the guise of combating terrorism and on Europe in order to “control Russia”, the last two years has seen a notable […]
In the Karabakh War, contemporary law is contradictory depending on whether it is interpreted in terms of ownership of the territory or the self-determination of the people. Taking advantage of this equivocation, the Turkish people (i.e., both Turkey and Azerbaijan) have just attacked this territory, self-proclaimed independent (Artsakh) although de facto linked to Armenia.
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov’s suggestion to deploy Russian peacekeepers and military observers into the universally recognized Azerbaijani territory of Nagorno-Karabakh and its seven surrounding districts under Armenian occupation pending both sides’ agreement raises the prospect of Moscow’s military intervention in this conflict, which is worthwhile examining since this scenario isn’t […]
The RAND corporation has unveiled a unique defence planning and response project called “Hedgemony”. As is clear from the name, it is a play on the words “hegemony” and “hedging”, i.e. managing and insuring against risk. “Hedgemony. A Game of Strategic Choices” is a practical tool that RAND researchers have […]
Part I, Part II Caucasian chalk circle The United States and Russia are increasingly in each other’s crosshairs on the global stage, be it in the Arctic, the Black Sea or the Middle East. But they have joined hands with alacrity to take a common stance on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. […]
The latest Nagorno-Karabakh Crisis has brought a lot of attention to Russian strategic calculations in the South Caucasus. Being Armenia’s mutual defense ally through the CSTO, observers fear that the uncontrollable escalation of the ongoing conflict could lead to the worst-case scenario of a clash between this bloc and NATO […]
“I look for the land of the Poles that is lost to the Germans, for the moment at least. Nowadays the Germans have started searching for Poland with credits, Leicas, and compasses, with radar, divining rods, delegations, and moth-eaten provincial students’ associations in costume. Some carry Chopin in their hearts, […]
If you are in two minds about the foreign policy orientations of Modi government, what do you do? My answer: Read the lips of the US state department officials. They will give you the authoritative account of what India’s secretive ‘Chanakyan’ foreign policy elites are up to. At any rate, […]
The “Democratic Party of Socialists” just lost its first election in Montenegro since the end of communism, heralding an exciting new era of democracy in this tiny Balkan country where such a concept has long laid dormant under the heavy-handed rule of Milo Djukanovic, who had up until this point […]