Tag: NATO

Russia and Europe: Destination Unknown

A conference titled “The Politico-Military Dimension of European Security: Proposals and Perspectives” co-hosted by Russia’s and Greece’s foreign ministries was held in Athens on May 17, 2011. It focused on the interactions between Russia and Greece in the security sphere, trust-building measures, and arms control. The themes obviously being of […]

Gaddafi and the West’s Cynicism

The passing of the UN Security Council Resolution 1973 was an act of utmost cynicism. Instead of preserving peace, the UN Security Council – not for the first time over the past years, by the way, blessed international banditry, the pillage of national assets by Western corporations and banks, the […]

Libyan ‘Peaceful’ Opposition

Anti-Gaddafi coalition has been bombing Libya for ten days already. Hundreds of civilians are dead or injured. Anyway the coalition is not a jot closer to the declared objective to oust Gaddafi from power. The common prejudice is that the West is protecting ‘peaceful’ democratic opposition who would build ‘open […]

Escalation in Libya

It was supposed to come as a global surprise that NATO is ready to take part in the West’s new war, “to bring our contribution, if needed, in a clearly defined manner, to the broad international effort to protect the people of Libya from the violence of the Gaddafi regime”, […]

‘Caveated optimism’ about Afghan war

The testimony before the Congress on Tuesday in Washington by the commander of the United States and North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] in Afghanistan, General David Petraeus gave significant clues to the current phase of American thinking towards the war as well as what the future portends. The most important […]