Vladimir Odintsov

Can European Migrant Crisis be Resolved?

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Since 2015, the flow of refugees escaping unending wars in the Middle East and Africa, which the United States and…

A Worrisome Demographic Trajectory: Are We on the Brink of Extinction?

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According to an estimation provided by the UN, the global population is bound to reach some 11 billion people in the near future, with annual growth reaching no more than 0.1% – a major decline from previous rates we’ve grown accustomed to. Between 1950 and today, the world’s population grew between 1% and 2% each year…

What are Washington’s New Goals in Central Asia?

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The  ongoing catastrophy that would typically be referred to as the US “military presence” in Afghanistan has lasted for almost two decades, yet Washington has so far failed to demonstrate to the rest of the world its “humanitarian intentions” in this country. At the same time, we’ve seen no shortage of bold statements made by US officials on all levels that are…

Peace and the Withdrawal of American Soldiers from Afghanistan Put on Hold

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According to Hawa Alam Nuristani, Chairwoman of the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan, the current president of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, came first in the country’s presidential election in late September, gaining 50.64% of the vote. Meanwhile the media previously reported that the campaign team…

Turkey and Israel: Enemies or Allies?

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After Israel was created in 1948, Turkey became its most important partner in the Middle East. Ankara recognized the Jewish state as far back as 1949, establishing official diplomatic relations with it, which clearly illustrated the direction of Turkey’s foreign policy. The first two Israeli prime ministers, David Ben-Gurion and…

Are Turkey and the US Getting their Divorce Papers?

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The well-established relations between Washington and one of its most important NATO allies – Turkey, has recently come under strain due to a growing list of differences between the two and their often conflicting interestsWashington has responded to this development by sending the Turkish lira into a free fall that has recently…

The Disappointing Aftermath of NATO’s 70th Anniversary

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The summit marking the 70th anniversary of NATO held at Watford near London was, quite predictably, a disappointment. The media has already dubbed it as the shortest and least productive in the history of the Alliance, and the number of scandals during the event has broken all records. Tensions flared on the very first day of the gathering, with the leaders…

The Latin Alphabet in Central Asia — America’s Geopolitical Tool

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Central Asia has long been one of the key fronts in America’s ideological battle and information war against Russia. A year ago, the American geopolitical intelligence platform Stratfor published its forecast for US policy in Central Asia, which focuses much attention on Russia. Analysts from this agency, which is dubbed…

The Reaction of America’s European Allies to Nuclear Escalation in Europe

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There are reportedly around 20 B61 nuclear bombs at the German Bundeswehr’s Büchel Air Base alone. If an armed conflict were to break out, German pilots flying Panavia Tornado aircraft would drop nuclear bombs on the “enemy”. American nuclear bombs are also stored at the Incirlik Air Base in Turkey and…

Against Whom the US Wants to ‘Strengthen Cooperation’ with Mongolia?

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Mongolia’s role in international relations and the global economy is largely determined by its location right in the heart of Asia, its impressive reserves of minerals (copper, coal, molybdenum, tin, tungsten, gold), and its common border with two Eurasian giants – Russia and China. Also important is the fact…

USA Bolsters Anti-Chinese Efforts in the Indo-Pacific

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In response to China’s increasing political and economic clout in the region of South Asia, Washington has intensified its efforts to promote its concept of the free and open Indo-Pacific. Donald Trump’s administration has borrowed this expression from Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe, who described his vision for the Indo…

Politics and Religion

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Interactions between politics and religion began with the birth of politics. For centuries, this relationship continued to undergo metamorphoses, especially, at times, when either sphere attempted to dominate the other. From the onset, religion has always been used as a tool by politicians to hold on to power. Out of the two means used…


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