The American military presence in Korea and its prospects

On August 6-7 at the Pentagon in the United States, a second meeting was held of the South Korean-American Council… More
Society Eastern Asia - South Korea

NATO's Options in Ukraine

After provoking what is increasingly a devastating and expanding conflict in Ukraine, NATO appears to be out of options as… More
Politics Ukraine in the world


Ukraine: International Brigades Being Reborn

1021209579In 1936, all around the world, Communists aligned with the Soviet Union were building “People’s Fronts Against Fascism.” Communists were joining together with social-democrats, artists, intellectuals, and other forces to...

Ukraine in the world

Australia's Confusion in the Modern Regional Game

sydney2Australia is rarely mentioned in European political science journals. It’s an exotic prosperous country, a paradise for tourists, located just on the opposite side of the globe – that’s what an average European recalls of this continent-state, and all this...

Asian-Pacific region

The “Persecution” of Mikheil Saakashvili – Well, They Should Know!

543545Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili has responded to renewed claims of “political persecution” in Georgia by calling the Swedish and Lithuanian Foreign Ministers members of Saakashvili’s club. Previously he and his government have accused Saakashvili’s...

Caucasus - Georgia

Syria: Destruction of Chemical Weapons and Western Response

35345345The last stage of the destruction of chemical weapons brought from Syria has somehow ended, simply and very casually. And how many lances were broken, how many tirades, threats and warnings were made at that time officially to Damascus...

Middle East - Syria

“Cracked,” the Demise of the “Iron Dome”

3453453The Iron Dome missile defense system has failed. No Hamas rockets are being intercepted, Iron Dome launchers are empty. The Israeli National News reported today that at least 40 rockets left Gaza today. After 46  days of bombing hospitals...

Middle East - Israel

The US Foreign Policy: An Unbridled pursuit of Global Hegemony

3534534One of the most conspicuous facts of the twenty-first century is complete failure of the globe’s “sole” super power in achieving any of its major foreign policy objectives. Perhaps, one of the major reasons for this failure...

Middle East

Washington's Top Ten Favorite Terrorists

43534543While the US government still claims it is fighting a "War on Terror", it is often forgotten that the US government has a friendly relationship with many terrorist groups around the world. This relationship is not merely historical, but current...

USA in the World


Argentina Debt Default is Risky US Power Poker

5345345Most are unaware of the drama unfolding behind the imminent threat of (yet another) Argentina deb default. Far from another tale of a corrupt developing country not able to meet its foreign debt obligations as the world saw during the 1980’s and late 1990’s, the real drama...

USA in the World

US Sanctions Against Thailand

456464There's little doubt that today the United States is one of the most active "fighters" for human rights all across the world. In its quest the US applies various means of putting pressure on the unwanted government, starting with the use of military force and ending...

Southeast Asia - Thailand

The Eurasian initiative by the President of South Korea

2rr3On October 18, 2013, in her opening speech at the International Conference on Cooperation in Eurasia, South Korean President, Park Geun-hye, proposed the so-called “Eurasian initiative.” Such is an ambitious plan that would see a change in the fundamentals of the global economy, diplomacy...

Eastern Asia - South Korea

EU Sanctions Boomerang – Poor leadership once again

tradebalanceI must admit I was surprised at how quickly the sanctions blowback is developing in the EU. In fact, I see the possibility of it going to flamethrower level soon. Despite the EU's plans to assist those businesses affected, hardworking, struggling workers will still...

Russia in the World

Is DPRK going to become the second China?

453453"I am dying to find a way to invest in both North Korea and Myanmar. Major changes in these two countries are among the most exciting things I see right now”. Says Rogers in his book; Street Smarts: Adventures on the Road and in the Markets. One would find these...

Eastern Asia - DPRK

Turkey’s Erdogan comes closer to Russia

34234234Turkey’s Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, is nothing if not a political survivor. After weathering a US led year-long attempt to oust him for his failure to execute a Turkish military ground war to topple Bashar al Assad in neighboring Syria...

Middle East - Turkey

South Caucasus – from tiltyards to cooperation platforms

42334The South Caucasus is a region of intertwining transport hubs and energy centres, it is a clashing arena of geopolitical interests of the world's top players, it is a region, torn apart by internal contradictions, with a multitude of problems, but it is also a region with...



NSA: There’s a Spy in my Soup!

7533655Okay, we now know that our phone calls are being monitored. Snowden has made it clear that none of our electronically conveyed communications are secure from NSA snooping. But to find that they are now listening to our potato chips? As revealed recently...

USA in the World

On South Korean Justice Again

1-10-14_court_1This is not the first time we have touched upon the high-profile trials on the pro-North Korean conspiracy in South Korea involving members of the leftwing United Progressive Party, headed by MP Lee Seok-ki. One would have thought that this case had come to an end, however...

Eastern Asia - South Korea

Iraq: New Officials and Total Uncertainty

New Eastern Outlook COLLAGE 556A major change of all the senior officials of Iraq - the president, prime minister and the speaker of parliament sparked controversy among the experts on the Middle East around the globe. There's a number of questions that are to be answered - who benefits from...

Middle East - Iraq

ISIS: Brutal beheading a windfall for Rendon Media Group

9987There have been predictable howls of outrage at the beheading of 40-year old journalist James Foley in Syria in retaliation for US air support to those fighting ISIS in Iraq. It is of course right to be angry...

USA in the World

Nazis Splitting With Kiev Regime?

1013701799After months of denying the new regime in Kiev installed in the wake of the so-called "Euromaidan" had any significant ties to Nazism and regiments of Neo-Nazi militants found fighting in eastern Ukraine, the BBC in an article titled, "Ukraine crisis: Russian aid...

Ukraine in the world

Bacteria from US threatening the Mediterranean

7761Very disturbing information has emerged recently in several foreign news outlets: the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa is threatening to destroy the centuries-old olive trees in Italy. According to The Daily Mail newspaper...

USA in the World

Fighting Back Against Western Sanction

345345While the impact of sanctions leveled against Russia is being debated, one fact is perfectly clear; the dangerous interdependence cultivated by the concept of "globalization" leaves nations vulnerable amid a global...

Russia in the World

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