Economics

Famine in North Korea: Causes and Myths. Part...

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"Slon" internet magazine published an article by A. Lankov titled "How many people actually died of starvation in North Korea"…

United States and Afghanistan: The drug probl...

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The withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan is gaining speed. Just recently, the Pentagon began the relocation of its forces…

America’s National Debt: Whose Day of R...

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In the course of the past few days, the U.S. raised its budget debt ceiling yet again. The government can…

The statistics of life in Syria

On the eve of the Islamic offensive, Syria had already suffered a considerably severe blow. It fell on Syria in…

The Syrian frontier cuts too close to home

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Syria has been living the past three years completely engulfed in rampant terror and threats to the population, which are…

Government shutdown and Chinese gold

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“The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity”...William Butler Yeats, from his poem The Second…

Russia – Turkey: outstanding problems. Part 2

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Another acute angle of bilateral economic relations in the foreseeable term will still be Russian exports to Turkey. The fact…

Russia – Turkey: outstanding problems. Part 1

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The economic partnership of Russia and Turkey is rapidly gaining momentum. However, there are still obstacles along the way. One…

China and Russia’s Eurasian Plans. Part 2

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We should add one more important dimension to the character of Chinese expansion in Central Asia. It began with and…

Fall worries of the Egyptians

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I, once again, found myself in Cairo during the second half of September. The trip was not long and I…

China and Russia’s Eurasian Plans. Part 1

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The Bishkek SCO (The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation) summit has fully confirmed the viability of unions which tend to strengthen regionalism…

The gas resources of Iraq

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Long before the US intervention in Iraq it was clear that  the major point of American interest towards this country…

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