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Tehran has Struck a Crushing Blow to Washington's Positions in Iraq

90435345On October 14, Baghdad issued an ultimatum to Kurdish militant groups, particularly the Peshmerga, demanding them to abandon the province of Kirkuk. Similar demands were voiced by Iraqi political leaders immediately after…

US Meddling Across Southeast Asia

030320-N-6501M-16At a time when US political leaders decry with little evidence what they claim is a pandemic of “Russian interference” in Western political affairs from Western Europe to North America, years of documented evidence exist of this very…

Any chances for Mohammed bin Salman to retain power?

Saudi-Deputy-Crown-Prince-e1459544643611The state visit of the King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, to Russia on October 4-8, 2017 had a profoundly symbolic meaning. Its importance goes beyond the scope of the economic and investment agreements signed…

How Decertifying Iran Deal is Trump’s Stupidest Decision?

53432423423Although there is a long list of decisions where the US president Trump can be said to have acted rather whimsically, his decision to decertify the hard-earned Iran nuke deal certainly stands out as the stupidest decision he has…

The Greatest Indonesian Painter and ‘Praying to the Pig’

6444Djokopekik (who uses only one name, as is common in Java) could easily be described as the greatest living Indonesian painter. He is something of an anomaly in his country, where vulgar pop art, pop music and almost absolute…

Moon Jae-in’s Great Purge. Episode 4: Struggle against Park Geun-hye’s Legacy

4523424234In reviewing the action plan of the new South Korean president to enhance his position in office and create some space for a new team, we should not fail to also look at the policy of the new government focusing on the measures…

EU Joins Political Games in Asia-Pacific Region

4523123123One of the first signals of the desire of the Europeans to join the political games in South-East Asia (the key sub-region of the Asia-Pacific Region) was the speech by former French Minister of Defence Jean-Yves Le Drian at…

Blacklist, Monsters Among US

H453534Hundreds of thousands travel freely among us, some even live as our neighbors, teach in our schools, borrow from our banks. They are war criminals, they have murdered, raped, run narcotics, been involved in arms and sex trafficking…

Moon Jae-in’s Great Purge. Episode 3: “the RK Army Reform”

452312311On August 28, 2017, against the backdrop of the “provocations of the DPRK”, the President of the RK Moon Jae-in made a statement on the importance of reforming the country’s defense system, and instructed the military…

Middle East: Prospects of New War Forges New Alliance

3ipj30Slowly but surely, momentum for new wars in the Middle East is being built. While the US-Iran nuke deal seems almost finished, awaiting only a formal pronouncement, it is not Iran and the US who will fight this war between…

How to Win Friends the Russian Way

45123123123How to Win Friends and Influence People” was the title of a highly influential book by Dale Carnegie published in 1936 and still read today by people seeking to improve their chances of success. (The author was unrelated to Andrew Carnegie, the steel magnate, and…


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