Wednesday, December 28, 2011

BRIBED LOYALTY: THE WAY THEY DO IT IN KABUL



Tribal leaders of Jirga have apparently been bribed in quite a haste. Instead of paychecks and “the only true currency” Karzai had to lavish them with promises that, firstly, their clans would be free from the “night clean-ups” and inspections, and, secondly, that American military wouldn’t interfere with the tribal opium trade in Pakistan, having confined themselves with the fight against major producers. I’m really desperate to know, whether American taxpayers are aware of objectives, their money are spent for?
“As far back as during his election campaign Barack Obama named Afghanistan the cornerstone of his foreign-policy concept. He has repeatedly claimed that achieving success in Afghanistan would allow solving the major part of the international terrorism dilemma”. This is a quote from my article “Afghanistan: Back to the Great Game?” that was written exactly two years ago. Today, preparing to run again, the U.S. President “is cleaning up his background”, burdened with the lost wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Voters demand results, of which there are none. Reuters has recently published an article by Missy Ryan (chief of the Mexico and Central America Bureau) named “Key Senator warns against Taliban talks, transfer”.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

CHINA, CORRUPTION AND THE PEASANT UPRISING



Mysterious and obscure China is the emerging superpower #1. Major lender of the American economy that grows decrepit, it is also the main consumer of global energy resources and the owner of an increasing military might. Its economy, the most dynamic in the world, is perfectly integrated into communist ideology. During the age of global crises and total reappraisal of values certain politicians and theoreticians unwittingly lift their eyes to the East, seeking for the formula of social harmony.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

MUTATION OF THE EUROPEAN CRISIS


These days European crisis is the word of the day. Scattering economies of Greece, Italy, Ireland, Spain and Portugal demand both economic and political response from the EU governments and institutions. The matter, though, is that not everyone is ready to sacrifice national sovereignty for the United Europe. Thus, economic crisis gradually mutates into a political one.
These days European crisis is the word of the day. Scattering economies of Greece, Italy, Ireland, Spain and Portugal demand both economic and political response from the EU governments and institutions. The matter, though, is that not everyone is ready to sacrifice national sovereignty for the United Europe. Thus, economic crisis gradually mutates into a political one.

Thursday, December 1, 2011


MOVE OF BISHOP: REPUBLICANS START AND… LOSE AS OF YET
“Pre-election America 2012”
Several weeks ago Pentagon has discovered to its utter surprise that even the state-of-the-art American weapons contain “made-in-China”, i.e. apparently counterfeit, computing components. The hype is easy to understand even without going deep into technical specs of modern arms production, let alone the potential fighting capacity of an army, armed with the remarkable weapons like that.
While pre-election battles take place at Republican field, the incumbent President may sleep the sleep of just, amused by the Elephants trampling each other into mud and cutting all the more wounds of GOP would-be-occupants of the Oval Office open.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

PAKISTAN: OTHER PEOPLE’S WAR FOR EVERYONE Will Taliban get hold of nuclear weapon?


These days, Pakistani media and most politicians are unanimous: for Pakistan war on terror is the other people’s war. It fights for American interests rather than its own. Outcast voices of liberal intellectuals, who claim that having joined the war for foreign interests, Pakistan now fights for its own ones, get all the louder against that background. In spite of outward discrepancies, both standpoints are justified, although (as it usually happens) the truth lies somewhere in the middle.
If the USA and the NATO hadn’t invade Afghanistan, by now Taliban would’ve surely controlled a good deal of Pakistan (including Peshawar) if not the whole of it. Given the unpleasant fact of Pakistani nuclear capacity, this outcome may hardly be considered positive by anyone but the Taliban itself. By 2001 Taliban controlled 90 % of Afghani territory. Having assassinated the Northern Alliance leader Ahmad Shah Massoud two days before Sept 11, 2001, Al Qaeda militants have nearly achieved the Taliban dominion over Afghanistan. Lack of a distinct border between Afghanistan and Pakistan would’ve surely made the latter vanish at all. Taliban penetration into the Pashto zone of Pakistan and further could’ve actually become a matter of the nearest future.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

MOLLY KATCHPOLE AND BARACK OBAMA VERSUS BANK OF AMERICA. “Pre-Election America 2012”


American perestroika, unlike the Gorbachev’s one, is perfectly planned, organized and broken down into social groups that have united in a single electoral rush. Thorough study of the Rebuildthedream web-site will set any unbiased analyst thinking about the weird connection between the U.S. Democratic Party with this remarkable movement.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

BATTLES OF PATRIOTS: “Pre-election America 2012”


Republican primaries are building up in savageness. To-be-candidates tirelessly trample each other in the mud. “Bad rep jacket war” here is not for the faint-hearted. Any careless word said a decade ago may bury a politician’s career today. Specially trained people from the election staffs put their backs into these “excavations” and they’re definitely worth their salt.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

BRITISH TORY REVOLTED AGAINST MERKOZY


«Merkozy» is a spiteful nickname of the Merkel-Sarkozy duet, ruling the European Union that London-based euro-skeptics from the Conservative Party (who name themselves Tory just like four centuries ago) invented. Great Britain with its Sterling looks quite safe (especially on the background of a collapsing euro-zone), but the urgent measures for saving the European currency will ricochet to the UK finances one way or another.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

BARACK OBAMA HAS LOST A KEY FROM THE WHITE HOUSE «Pre-Election America 2012»


This September told our readers about a scientific method of estimating the chances of contenders for the U.S. presidency based on an analysis of 13 factors, which the inventor of the system Alan Lichtman dubbed “The keys to the White House”. Author claimed the lack of major scandals concerning the incumbent government to be a key #9. A month ago the incumbent President held that key and now he seemingly lost it.

Monday, October 17, 2011

POLISH CHOICE 2011


Donald Tusk will hardly be able to rule for more years without scandals and shocks. He has managed to go through the previous cadenza at a record-breaking peaceful pace, having losing almost none of the essential Ministers of his Cabinet. That’s why having coped with the euphoria of the triumph he’s ponder over how to live the next four years and don’t make the Poles tired from seeing the same faces in the government and the Seim.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

SIEGE OF GAZPROM. Part II

On the 28th of September this year anti-monopoly bodies of European Commission searched the offices of 20 Central European and Western European companies. Gazprom subsidiaries in Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Baltic States and Poland were concerned, too. List of searched companies includes German giants like Е.ON and RWE, Polish state concern PGNiG and EuRoPolGaz. The system of transit Yamal-Europe gas pipelines coming through Poland belongs to the latter one. At the same time the blow on the south-eastern flank was delivered.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

WHAT DO OBAMA AND SARKOZY HAVE IN COMMON?


Who of these Presidents is better off three months before the election year ends? Is it Sarkozy — not particularly popular, but featuring a reputation of a steady leader, navigating the country through the crisis? Or is it Obama, whose lifestyle and behavior cause no contempt among his compatriots, but whose authority in the matters of American economics and foreign policy is growing all the more dubious?

Monday, October 3, 2011

Siege of Gazprom


On the 28th of September this year anti-monopoly bodies of European Commission searched the offices of 20 Central European and Western European companies. Gazprom subsidiaries in Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Baltic States and Poland were concerned, too. List of searched companies includes German giants like Е.ON and RWE, Polish state concern PGNiG and EuRoPolGaz. The system of transit Yamal-Europe gas pipelines coming through Poland belongs to the latter one.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

FAIRY-TALE ABOUT EUROPE WITHOUT BORDERS TURNED OUT…MERELY A FAIRY-TALE


Yet, it’s not the worst of it
On the 17th of October EU summit is to take place — primary issue on the agenda of the day is the extension of Schengen zone to the EU freshmen of Bulgaria and Romania. Yet, the latest events have endangered the Schengen extension. Holland and Finland object to that, while all of the EU decisions are made on the consensus grounds.

Monday, September 19, 2011

13 KEYS TO THE WHITE HOUSE



Recent polls indicate that if the U.S. presidential elections took place today, Obama would have lost to both of his Republican rivals: Texas governor Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Mormon governor Mitt Romney. However, American professor Alan Lichtman believes that Obama has the re-election in the bag. He worked up a method he called “13 keys to the White House”.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

TURKISH MARCH SOUNDS ALL THE LOUDER



Is Ankara threatening Cyprus with war?
Turkish stirring up at the Middle East, its attempt to scrape up the political fortune at the settlement of Palestinian conflict seems sufficient for solving the foreign-policy goals, which Recep Erdoğan set after winning the elections. Either appetite comes with eating, or the bellicose descendants of Mehmed the Conqueror took an offence for their maneuvers and demarches going unnoticed by the Euro-Union and the USA — be as it may, Turks have started an unprecedented sabre-rattling campaign.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Ten years that shook the world


Ten years ago the most terrible act of terror in the human history was committed. Three digits – 9/11 – are familiar to any man on a planet today. The wealthiest, mightiest and most invulnerable country was attacked by a bunch of lunatics, whom no one treated seriously before. On the 9th of September, 2911 the world changed beyond recognition. The last ten years have passed under the sign of this event that changed the global geopolitical configuration and caused two wars. Little-known terrorist organization declared a war civilized world, having launched the processes that are under way even today. Still, no one has managed to guess all the consequences of these events.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

THE SHOW’S NOT OVER UNTIL THE GOP LADY SINGS!


“Pre-election America-2012” cycle
The U.S. presidential election campaign is under way. There’s much less intrigue in it than during the last one in 2008. And it’s not even because the Russian campaign also started. It’s all about the fact that one bidder for the Presidential post is already known — it is the incumbent President Barack Obama. So the most part of action is on at the side his rivals — the Republican Party also known as the Great Old Party (GOP).

Monday, September 5, 2011

ELIMINATION OF THE EURO-ZONE IS QUITE PROBABLE



Polish Minister of Finance warns of such scenario
Crisis of the euro-zone is the talker today. Careless attitude towards the balance of economic indices brought Greece, Spain and Portugal to the verge of bankruptcy. Their membership in the euro-zone has made the situation dangerous for the entire European Union. The EU donor-states, Germany and France, are willing to accept the burden of aiding their troubled brothers-in-arms, albeit setting forth their own conditions. Is the currency union between such economically various states possible at all and will Europe manage saving the euro and the European Union itself?

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

THREE ROOTS AND THREE COMPONENTS OF A MODERN GLOBAL CRISIS



Modern world is rattled by crises: financial, political ones and then Fukushima. Well-known French sociologist Denis Duclos has published an article in the Le Monde Diplomatique, trying to find the tie between them. According to him, all three crises are the brainchildren of the global capitalist system.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

DIALOGUE WITH A LENDER: AMERICAN DIPLOMACY IS TRYING TO CHARM CHINA



Various takes on the crisis of American economy established itself a seat at the info-streams of news agencies, newspaper pages and analytical magazines all over the world. Decrease of the U.S. credit rating has produced a boomed echo at the world exchanges and made the governments of the countries that lent money to the largest economy in the world seriously pondering over their actions. The U.S. State Department has seemingly come up with a way for pacifying the most bellicose of them.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Wild West of taxation


Recently the role of the offshore companies in the state economics became a subject for broad public debates. It all started with the search of an actual owner of the Domodedovo airport after the terrible act of terror. Yet, the problem is much wider.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Death of Polish Robin Hood



On the 5th of August, at about 5 PM police discovered the body of Andrzej Lepper, founder of the Samooborona[1] RP party, at its head-quarters. All the circumstances pointed towards the suicide. That was the tragic end of the brightest political career of the post-war Poland — from an ordinary employee at the Plant Protection Stations in an outback Gorzeń to the post of Polish Deputy Prime Minister. Samooborona RP Party he created was the third largest political power in the country. At the presidential elections 2005 Andrzej Lepper gained 2 million votes.

Monday, August 8, 2011

RUSSIA, SOUTH OSSETIA, GEORGIA: THREE YEARS AFTER THE FIVE DAYS



The European Union has officially recognized Georgian as a culprit of the armed conflict, having held it responsible for the attack at Tskhinvali. Then, all of a sudden, three years after the U.S. Senate passes on a resolution, accusing Russia of the occupation of Georgia, clearly referring to the sovereign Abkhazian and South Ossetian territories, where Russian troops are stationed in a strict accordance to the bilateral agreements with these countries. Meanwhile, the thought to accuse Americans of occupying Serbia due to the fact of deployment of the largest American military base Kosovo hasn’t occurred even to the most radical critics of the USA yet.

AGE OF MULTIPOLAR CURRENCY WARS. Part II


What do conspiracy theory fans keep silent about?
“Washington consensus” was violated at the place of its invention. Motherland of the free market is willing to live up to its laws. Somehow, Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Muammar Gaddafi happened to fell victims to Washington attacks. What do these two contrary persons have in common and why did they fell out of the United States favor?

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

AGE OF MULTIPOLAR CURRENCY WARS. Part I



The USA and the EU demand China to revalue Yuan, but the Chinese authorities deny this request, stating that this will lead to bankruptcy of Chinese enterprises and, accordingly, to the growth of unemployment and social instability, which Beijing afraid even more than the discontent of its trade partners. As a counter-thesis in the debate with the USA, China presses the charges of uncontrolled emission of the U.S. dollars, which, according to the PRC, provoked the imbalance of the world economy.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

SCO or anti-NATO?

Despite the tremendous financial aid that America renders to Pakistan, recently anti-American sentiments have ripened in this country — Pakistani, who assisted the CIA during the search and discovery of the “terrorist #1” have been arrested for one. The USA are obviously “losing” Pakistan, but the very fact that this country may join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) any moment make the regional situation critical for the United States. Add the scheduled withdrawal of the U.S. and allied troops from Afghanistan (which also drifts towards the SCO) here and the change of regional balance of powers becomes apparent. Simultaneously, the inveterate issue of the Indian-Pakistani stand is being settled — India also has all the chances to become an SCO member.

Monday, July 18, 2011

WAR IN LIBYA: THE USA IS STRIKING CHINA WITH ITS FRENCH PROXY?

WAR IN LIBYA: THE USA IS STRIKING CHINA WITH ITS FRENCH PROXY?
Mass-media promotion of French role in a Libyan conflict may happen to be a dangerous and faulty game. Experts believe that Sarkozy acted as an American puppet, which used France as their cat’s paw. Primary U.S. goal in support of the Libyan military conflict is their wish to hinder Chinese involvement into the economics of an African continent. Washington tries to prevent further Chinese development, using its military and strategic advantage and restraining Chinese access to the natural and energetic resources of the region: Beijing invested loads of money into energetic complex of Cyrenaica, reckoning to use these sources for their energetic needs.
Here’s a full text of the French report regarding Libya, posted at the request of our dear readers

Thursday, July 14, 2011

SENSATIONAL REPORT OF FRENCH EXPERTS STUDYING LIBYA

Rebellion in Benghazi is the doing of mafia, controlling the traffic of “living stock” to Europe?

Libyan “revolution” that seemingly started within the framework of Arab Spring happened to be a quite different matter. Given all the outward simplicity, Libyan events are different from what happened in Tunisia and Egypt. All of that symbolically matches the context of unique Libyan flag. This is the only one-color flag in the world. It seems to be the utmost simple, which is why it’s the most extraordinary one as well. Situation in Libya is so complicated and unpredictable that a calm autumn doesn’t seem that obvious after a hot Libyan summer.

Friday, July 8, 2011

What Turkey aggravates its relations with Israel for?


Having chosen the reinforcement of its influence in the Arab world as the strategic goal, Turkish Republic logically started to actively support Palestine, countering Israel. This is a true path for gaining love of Arab streets and respect of Arab leaders. Wealthy Middle-Eastern monarchies are ready to accept Turkey as a mediator of a dialogue between the West and East in exchange for liberating them from a role of a buffer, staying under constant pressure from both sides.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Erdoğan’s “New Deal”. Part II


At the global arena contemporary Turkey fetched itself in an “enemy within” kind of situation. Being integrated into the NATO Euro-Atlantic structures, this showcase of a secular Islamic state failed to overcome the alienation of its allies, simultaneously losing influence in its traditional environment — the Islamic world. Erdoğan’s “New Deal” is intended to drastically change this situation and turn Turkey not only into the most influential power in the Middle East, but also into the bearer of the Western influence in Islamic world — so vital for the USA and the Euro-Union.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

POLITICAL CRISIS IN LATVIA: WILL THE SPLIT OF ESTABLISHMENT LEAD TO A COLLAPSE OF ETHNOCRACY?


Latvian analysts believe that political crisis in Latvia gives the Consent Center a chance to get the majority of Seim seats and enter the ruling coalition. Such outcome of elections might have led to the solution of a painful issue of political rights of “non-citizens”.

“Things that happen in Latvia after the dismissal of Seim may be compared to an effect of a brick, thrown into the anthill. Complete mess, no one understands what to do”. These are the words of a political engineer Erik Stendzenieks describe the situation in this Baltic State quite accurately. Let me remind you that in the beginning of June Latvian Seim elected Andris Bērziņš as the new President — he’s a businessman that has almost no political experience but features the support of local business elites.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

ERDOĞAN’S NEW DEAL. Part I



Analysts assume that Erdoğan is willing to change the very state system of Turkey, although their imagination can’t stretch further than that statement. In fact Erdoğan’s space for maneuver is not that vast. He won’t be able to make the country turn for an Iranian-like theocratic state. Therefore, we’re rather talking about some skin-deep changes, the main purpose of which is erasing the period of boundless military rule from the memory of Turks. After all, the effective Basic Law of Turkey was written exactly by the military.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

OH-SO-DEAR EDITORS


Workaday life of the exemplary Baltic democracy or how do Lithuanian media make its living
Popular Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten has published yet another share of revelations of American diplomats, which were publicized by Julian Assange. This time the topic is the secret dispatch that U.S. Ambassador to Lithuania sent to the U.S. State Department, reporting about total corruption that Lithuanian media suffers from. According to the ambassador, corrupted press media has an entire world of Lithuanian politics and business by the throat.


Monday, June 13, 2011

NATO STRUCK SPAIN, PORTUGAL AND GREECE


Alliance will deprive economically unwell Southern European countries of their usual sources of incomes
Alliance attempt to “lose weigh” will strike those NATO members, which are better left well enough alone. Crisis-stricken European countries will lose the incomes from deployment of command centers at its territories. Preliminary negotiations inside of NATO brought no wishful solution and were characterized by the Western media as a “family quarrel because of money”.

When Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen was elected the NATO Secretary General after lengthy discussions two years ago, almost nobody paid attention to one thing he said during one of his first speeches — that from now then NATO was to adjust its plans with the financial abilities.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

PARLIAMENT ELECTIONS IN TURKEY: STRIVING TO VICTORY THROUGH THE ISTANBUL CANAL


Quite notable recent foreign-policy activity of Turkey (especially in the Middle East) has certain domestic reasons. Voters should behold the ruling party, restoring former greatness of Turkey and making it an heir of the Ottoman Empire.

Monday, June 6, 2011

IRAN-TURKEY-SYRIA: IS THE FORECAST COMING TRUE?



It is yet unclear whether Turkey will find the stomach to invade Syria. We can’t rule out the possibility that the “leaks” regarding the prepared action are only intended to frighten Syria and Iran. Yet, if Turkey makes up its mind for this, Middle Eastern theater of war is to go through a total scenery change.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

A CHICAGO YANKEE IN QUEEN ELIZABETH’S COURT: European tour of Obama



American President is not a common guest in Europe. Last time Obama visited the Old Continent two years ago. His current visit, thought, hardly resembles the visit of 2009. Despite the fact that the last time he had a trail of a man, responsible for the financial crisis, this time European disappointment in America was way more substantial.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Georgia is trying to set the Russian Northern Caucasus on fire



On the 20th of May, this year, Georgian Parliament admitted the genocide of Circassian nation, conducted by the Russian Empire in the 19th century.
Georgian deputies have unanimously voted for recognition of the genocide. It was decreed to:
“1. Admit mass extermination of Circassians (Adyghe) during the Russo-Caucasian war and their forceful expulsion from the historical motherland as an act of genocide, according to the IV Hague Convention, dated by the 18th of October 1907 ‘Regarding laws and rules of ground war’ and UN Convention, dated by the 9th of December, 1948 ‘Regarding prevention of genocide crimes and punishment for it’.
2. Admit the Circassians, who were forcefully expulsed from the country during Russo-Caucasian War and after it refugees according to UN Convention, dated by the 28th of July, 1951 ‘Regarding refugee status’”.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

WHAT IS GLOBAL FINANCIAL STABILITY FOUNDED UPON? Part I



Arrest of IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn in New-York has crumbled euro and put the financial aid programs for European countries that fetched themselves in a severe economic situation at risk. It is unknown, whether 62-year-old politician and financier is actually guilty of the things he’s accused of, but the financial consequences of his arrest are on hand. Assuming that Strauss-Kahn, known for his playboy adventures, actually did what he was charged with, that might the most costly liaison in the world. So what kind of global financial order is it, if it can be ruined by a sudden testosterone attack of an aging Frenchman?

Saturday, May 21, 2011

«DEMOCRACY» IN IRAQ



Murders of demonstrators, beatings of journalists and deportation of refugees, who are of no interest for the West
At the background of violently raging “Arab Spring”, news from Iraq has shifted to the background almost by itself. Revolutionary fervor of the Cairo Tahrir Square champions at first, and then Colonel Gaddafi have ousted Iraq from the news. Yet, it turned out that the country that was to become a showcase of democracy in the Arab world, makes a great match for its revolutionary neighbors, in fact. “Democratic” Iraqi authorities arrest journalists and attack demonstrators every bit as zealously as their counterparts from other countries.

At the background of violently raging “Arab Spring”, news from Iraq has shifted to the background almost by itself. Revolutionary fervor of the Cairo Tahrir Square champions at first, and then Colonel Gaddafi have ousted Iraq from the news. Yet, it turned out that the country that was to become a showcase of democracy in the Arab world, makes a great match for its revolutionary neighbors, in fact. “Democratic” Iraqi authorities arrest journalists and attack demonstrators every bit as zealously as their counterparts from other countries.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

UNSTABLE DICTATORSHIPS OR DICTATORSHIPS OF INSTABILITY. Part 2


What lies beyond for Yemen?
Two key foreign-policy players — the USA and Saudi Arabia — hesitate. Saleh used to be their ally in the fight against Al-Qaida, obedient to Americans and loyal to Saudis. Yet support of the antagonizing regime might come out dangerous for them. Every Yemenite is aware that President used to take money from them, which is why they afraid that opposition may try to draw equality sign between him and his foreign allies.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

CIA IS LIKE TARAS BULBA: IT GAVE LIFE TO BIN LADEN, SO IT WAS THEM TO TAKE IT AWAY FROM HIM



After ten years of unavailing hunt after a man who was proclaimed the personification of the world evil, U.S. President has announced that “justice had finally triumphed”. Crowds of joyous Americans have gathered by the White House. Terrorist No 1 has been killed. That’s right about time to think of whom he was and whom he’ll become after death.


After ten years of unavailing hunt after a man who was proclaimed the personification of the world evil, U.S. President has announced that “justice had finally triumphed”. Crowds of joyous Americans have gathered by the White House. Terrorist No 1 has been killed. That’s right about time to think about whom he was and whom he’ll become after death.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Palestinian «isle of Stability» amidst the storming sea of Arabian revolutions



For several months tensions in the Middle East have been growing with each passing day. Protests, gradually turning into a bloody manslaughter, have spread from Tunisia to Libya, having struck the territories of Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen and Syria. As for the geographic center of these events, we have Israel, Hamas in the Gaza strip and Fatah at the West Bank. Why haven’t the mass protests movement flared up in this area, although it should have been the utmost appropriate thing to expect from Palestinians?

For several months tensions in the Middle East have been growing with each passing day. Protests, gradually turning into a bloody manslaughter, have spread from Tunisia to Libya, having struck the territories of Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen and Syria. As for the geographic center of these events, we have Israel, Hamas in the Gaza strip and Fatah at the West Bank. Why haven’t the mass protests movement flared up in this area, although it should have been the utmost appropriate thing to expect from Palestinians?

Thursday, May 5, 2011

UNSTABLE DICTATORSHIPS OR A DICTATORSHIP OF INSTABILITY?


News about situation in Arabian countries keeps coming in a terrifying pace. Places where revolutions have already died out still feature the destabilizing processes. The countries where the revolutions are still ripening, however, show the signs of their inevitability. Arabian revolutions cause the distraction even among the so-called political elites — how else can we explain an attempt of Kazakhstan UNESCO representative to hijack the plane travelling from Paris to Rome and send it to Tripoli?

News about situation in Arabian countries keeps coming in a terrifying pace. Places where revolutions have already died out still feature the destabilizing processes. The countries where the revolutions are still ripening, however, show the signs of their inevitability. Arabian revolutions cause the distraction even among the so-called political elites — how else can we explain an attempt of Kazakhstan UNESCO representative to hijack the plane travelling from Paris to Rome and send it to Tripoli?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

TURKEY–IRAN: APPROACH AND RIVALRY? Part II


Competing for influence over the Middle East, Ankara and Tehran will inevitably clash in Syria
Competition of Turkey and Iran in Syria is accompanied by simultaneous Turkish self-assertion in the Western direction. Turkey makes the USA and the EU accept the fact that they would have to recognize leadership of Ankara in the Islamic world — age of direct influence over the Middle Eastern countries is coming to an end.  New, post-revolutionary layout in the region will seemingly be characterized by indirect influence of major Western world powers on the settlement of Middle Eastern peace.