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October 2011

WILL ALGERIA BE THE NEXT TARGET? Interests of the USA, France and Al-Qaida have tied into a single knot
 

WILL ALGERIA BE THE NEXT TARGET? Interests of the USA, France and Al-Qaida have tied into a single knot

Algerian militants are tightly bound to the Special Services of certain Gulf States, pursuing their own goals. Time of peace for Algerian is at an end. Talkative Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi has indirectly confirmed it, announcing his intention to replace the Algerian gas with Libyan one soon enough. Mind that Algeria as a supplier has never left a handle for reproaches. »»»»»

NEW JAPANESE GOVERNMENT: Portrait features

NEW JAPANESE GOVERNMENT: Portrait features

New Japanese government distinguished itself with new political scandals even before it started working properly. New Japanese Minister of Economics Yoshio Hachiro stayed at his post for merely 9 days. Having a peculiar sense of humor, he dubbed the radioactively polluted Fukushima prefectures the "death cities" and while meeting with the journalists after attending Fukushima-1, he greeted them, saying "I’m going to infect you with radiation now!" and pretending to embracing one of the journalists. »»»»»

FAIRY-TALE ABOUT EUROPE WITHOUT BORDERS TURNED OUT... MERELY A FAIRY-TALE. Yet, it’s not the worst of it

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. »»»»»

WHAT DO OBAMA AND SARKOZY HAVE IN COMMON?

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? »»»»»

AXIOMS OF GEOPOLITICAL EXPERIENCE. Part I.
Russia, Turkey and the geopolitical retrospection

AXIOMS OF GEOPOLITICAL EXPERIENCE. Part I. Russia, Turkey and the geopolitical retrospection

On the 2nd of August, 1914 Enver Pasha, military officer and actual ruler of Turkey offered Russia to align a military bloc against Germany and Austria-Hungary, once Russia guaranteed eternal Turkish possession of the Straits. Yet, it was exactly the thing that St. Petersburg politicians were unwilling to do, giving Turkey a final push towards the embrace of the Central states. Not multiplying the number of its allies was of vital importance for Russia at the moment and cutting off the Straits Turkey, thus, interrupted the most important channel of Russian communications with its Western allies. »»»»»

PEACE PRIZE OR PANDORA PRIZE?

PEACE PRIZE OR PANDORA PRIZE?

On the 7th of October Laureates of the Nobel Peace Prize will be announced in Oslo. It’s difficult to say whether Wael Ghonim will be awarded — he has tough rivals. Yet, if we start giving this award away to people, who provoked a chain reaction of coups, civil conflicts, full-scale civil wars and mass bombings, then the name "Pandora Prize" fits the Nobel Peace Prize more. »»»»»

AMERICAN NMD AND THE "GREATER ROMANIA" PROJECT

AMERICAN NMD AND THE "GREATER ROMANIA" PROJECT

Oddities of the officially presented meaning of the U.S. NMD system may be discussed for a long time. So, the intercepting missiles, launched from Romania are to bring the hypothetical Iranian rockets down in over Turkey. In Turkey itself it is planned to station merely AWACS radar. According to the logic of the missile strikes, the latter one should be attack in the first place, because after that the attack at Europe and the USA can be waged with a much greater success. If we draw all the bases and radar of American NMD system as the points of a circle, it is the Russian Federation rather than Iran that happens to be in the center of it. »»»»»

IS EURO BECOMING "CONTAGEOUS"?
Possible scenarios for the euro-crisis

IS EURO BECOMING "CONTAGEOUS"? Possible scenarios for the euro-crisis

Globalization’s playing an evil joke on the global economics. Troublesome region can hardly be "contained" and put into a financial "quarantine", isolating it from the more or less healthy EU body until the recovery. Such medical analogies are rather popular these days — the former chief economist of the IMF Kenneth Rogoff has recently stated that "euro carry crisis from one country to another like an infection". Besides there already are several patients in Europe and the doctor is in the same ward with them. »»»»»

REVENGES OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION.
Searches at Gazprom offices is the European reaction to South Stream and poor prospects of Nabucco

REVENGES OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION. Searches at Gazprom offices is the European reaction to South Stream and poor prospects of Nabucco

The searches at German and Czech Gazprom subsidiaries that took place in the end of September are seemingly the revenge of the European Commission for South Stream and poor prospects of Nabucco. In reality the EU should have better consolidated partnership with Russia as long as our country has the largest gas deposits in the world — the cleanest kind of fuel. »»»»»

AXIOMS OF GEOPOLITICAL EXPERIENCE. Part I.
Greater Caucasus at the Great Chessboard

AXIOMS OF GEOPOLITICAL EXPERIENCE. Part I. Greater Caucasus at the Great Chessboard

Greater Caucasus has never been a politically-geographical line, but rather a "courtyard" of nations and cultures. Border of the Russian Federation that was established in 1991 and came through the main range of Greater Caucasus cannot be stable, which the events to follow have surely proved. »»»»»

BERLUSCONI IS 75. What lies ahead for him?

BERLUSCONI IS 75. What lies ahead for him?

Numerous scandals have seemingly done its dirty job. Previously Berlusconi’s rating had never dropped below 40%, but now it slid to a twice lower mark. Economic crisis struck Italy hard, and Silvio barely noticed that through the disco-lights of his bunga-bunga parties. Political career of this — frankly speaking, quite elderly — man is on the sunset and we can’t rule out the possibility of crowning it with a lawsuit. »»»»»

EUROPEAN MULTICULTURALISM: Beyond the line of liberty

EUROPEAN MULTICULTURALISM: Beyond the line of liberty

Previously one could have hardly treated European multiculturalism seriously. This concept had all the chances to become the political framework of European integration process, although abuses of democracy and misinterpretations of human rights prevented new citizens of the major European countries from truly enjoying the fruits of the "free world". European relative multiculturalism ended up with a natural relative failure in a relatively tolerant European society. »»»»»

"OCCUPY WALL STREET" MOVEMENT:
American media looks right through it

"OCCUPY WALL STREET" MOVEMENT: American media looks right through it

Both American government and the state financial system made plenty of common Americans suffer. Still, hotbeds of protest and mass rallies take place just like 40 years ago. They haven’t become particularly crowded as of yet and American media prefer ignoring their very existence. Meet the laws of post-modern information age: several thousand Middle-Eastern protesters make up a heroic national uprising against the tyranny, while the same sort of rally in the USA is merely a bunch of lunatics, threatening public order and national security. »»»»»

EURASIAN PLAN OF VLADIMIR PUTIN:
Battle for Russia and Middle Asia

EURASIAN PLAN OF VLADIMIR PUTIN: Battle for Russia and Middle Asia

"Eurasian plan of Vladimir Putin" is a reaction of nationally-oriented elite and capital to the current state of affairs. Up to a certain degree this is an attempt to reverse the situation, stop the process of ousting Russia from its geopolitical borders and squeezing into the bed of "Grand Principality of Moscow". »»»»»

TURKEY — RUSSIA — EUROPEAN UNION TRIANGLE.
Ankara partners fetched themselves in an equally poor situation

TURKEY — RUSSIA — EUROPEAN UNION TRIANGLE. Ankara partners fetched themselves in an equally poor situation

When Russia and China vetoed the resolution on Syria (essentially the same as Libyan one), Erdoğan decided to deliver the fairest justice all by himself. Syrian President Bashar Al-Asad, who "filled up the cup of his patience", was notified that "veto won’t stop Turkey and other countries (including the EU) from imposing sanctions against Damascus". »»»»»

BAHRAIN AND THE "DOCTORS’ PLOT":
Why’s Bernard Kouchner keeping silence?

BAHRAIN AND THE "DOCTORS’ PLOT": Why’s Bernard Kouchner keeping silence?

Will the internationally-recognized Transitional National Council be created in Bahrain? Will the UN pass a resolution, condemning the "doctors’ genocide"? Will the members of Bahraini royal family considered persona non grata? Will the Bahraini foreign accounts be suspended? Surely, not. At least, not until there’s an American military base in this island state. »»»»»

ALEXANDRE LATSA: ARCTIC AGE. Part I

ALEXANDRE LATSA: ARCTIC AGE. Part I

In 2012 Russia is going to place its bid for extension of its continental Arctic shelf to the UN in order to add 1.2 kilometers (presumably rich with fossil hydrocarbons) more to the 200 miles long exclusive economic zone. Two underwater ridges (the Mendeleev ridge and the Lomonosov ridge) substantiate this claim. It, however, may cause Canada and Denmark putting forth similar territorial claims. »»»»»

SENTENCE OF TYMOSHENKO.
Russia and the EU are equally discontent with the situation

SENTENCE OF TYMOSHENKO. Russia and the EU are equally discontent with the situation

The Ukrainian President has driven himself to a dead-end. Both Europe and Russia may reproach him for getting rid of a rival, while euro-integration becomes all the more distant. Even discharging Tymoshenko will give poor comfort. Releasing Yulia Volodymyrivna will instantly idolize her in the eyes of Yanukovych haters. »»»»»

TERRORS OF PRIŠTINA. New facts about the Western special services, hiding KLC criminal activity

TERRORS OF PRIŠTINA. New facts about the Western special services, hiding KLC criminal activity

Small town of Priština (even judging by European measure) — capital of the unrecognized "Republic of Kosovo" — has long been known as a center of the South-European organized crime, featuring all the conventional trades of the kind — drug and arms traffic, prostitution. Now it was officially proven that it is also the heart of the most disgusting sort of crime — "black" transplantology. »»»»»

CHINA IS TO BE BLAMED FOR THE... GLOBAL CRISIS.
Says Barack Obama and the U.S. financial bodies

CHINA IS TO BE BLAMED FOR THE... GLOBAL CRISIS. Says Barack Obama and the U.S. financial bodies

When all the attempts to overcome crisis fail, the witch hunt starts. The only way to give a satisfactory explanation for the obvious discrepancy of the undertaken actions and actually achieved results is to find an enemy without. »»»»»

"IRANIAN CONSPIRACY", THE USA AND THE GULF MONARCHIES

"IRANIAN CONSPIRACY", THE USA AND THE GULF MONARCHIES

Saudi Arabia and the Gulf monarchies are the strategic partners of the USA, the unsinkable battleships of it. Obama’s office is ready for more than just piling Al Qods, drug traffic and Los Zetas into a single heap for them. They can go as far as exclaiming the new terrorist plot against America and create the new "Iranian Al-Qaeda" for that sake. State Department microphones and White House paper can bear that much and more. »»»»»

THE EUROPEAN CRISIS AND THE SALVATION OF EURO.
Will the USA profiteer on the financial collapse of the EU?

THE EUROPEAN CRISIS AND THE SALVATION OF EURO. Will the USA profiteer on the financial collapse of the EU?

According to Soros, Germany is to save Greece on the account of its own economy and the wealth of its citizens, which is fraught with tremendous political and economic risks for Germany. That’s an equivocal situation indeed that makes us thinking that European crisis benefits the USA. Mind that if the ratings of European banks are collapsed and the major European states are bled by the donor transfusion of their money in favor of weaker countries, then the investors’ preferences (along with their money) will flow to better place, i. e. the USA. »»»»»

RUSSIA — UKRAINE — THE EU:
Kiev suddenly understood the advantage of the Customs Union

RUSSIA — UKRAINE — THE EU: Kiev suddenly understood the advantage of the Customs Union

If Euro-bureaucrats haven’t dared to criticize Ukraine on their own, they should have been asked of that. Thanks to European remarks Ukrainian officials have finally started speaking the language that common Ukrainians understand. As if by a wave of a magic wand, the authorities became aware of the CU advantages and ghost-like benefit of the FTA, the difference of the actual economic pros and some make-believe bonuses. »»»»»

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

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. »»»»»

WAG THE DOG: POOR TAKE OF OBAMA. "Attempt" on the Saudi Ambassador to the USA: Foreign analysts on the official Washington version

WAG THE DOG: POOR TAKE OF OBAMA. "Attempt" on the Saudi Ambassador to the USA: Foreign analysts on the official Washington version

Speaking of official Tehran not being privy to Arbabsiar’s plots, American analysts can’t rule out the possibility that a full-scale and sophisticated provocation is unleashing right before our eyes: "Is it possible that the assumed conspiracy was the provocation of external powers, trying to flint a conflict between Iran and its enemies?" »»»»»

ALEXANDRE LATSA: ARCTIC AGE. Part II

ALEXANDRE LATSA: ARCTIC AGE. Part II

During the Cold War era the Arctic was considered to be the shortest route to attack the enemy, but now the ongoing climate changes (global warming and glacier meltdown) revive the heated interest towards this region as long as new naval trade routes between the West and Asia emerge — they’re shorter, more lucrative and safer (due to lack of piracy). Actually, since 1979 the area of Arctic glaciers has decreased by 20% and it is to decrease by 50% more by 2100. »»»»»

AMERICAN SPRING. Mass protests are spreading over the West, while Ayatollah Khamenei prophecies the collapse of global capitalism

AMERICAN SPRING. Mass protests are spreading over the West, while Ayatollah Khamenei prophecies the collapse of global capitalism

The U.S. and especially the EU authorities are willing save the operation ability of the current economic system and its institutions, although the stabilization efforts are often late, while their realization is often complicated by internal and external reasons. Interests of supranational alignments, national elites, major corporations, middle class and the poor clash in a Gordian knot of a conflict. There’s a great shortage of the available financial resources and, which is the most important, the time itself. Theoretically the situation still may be fixed, albeit the practical chance of achieving the desired result is dismal. »»»»»

YUAN TROUBLES AND THE CHINESE GLOBAL ECONOMIC LEADERSHIP

YUAN TROUBLES AND THE CHINESE GLOBAL ECONOMIC LEADERSHIP

At first I’d like to point out the main thesis of the material: China has long ago become the first economic of the planet. While reports on the U.S. monetary policy contain the new data on its financial troubles all the more often, the PRC macro-statistic data indicates a fantastic increment of steel, cast iron and cement production. »»»»»

CRISIS AND TOLERANCE: Does Europe have enough money to pay immigrants their welfare?

CRISIS AND TOLERANCE: Does Europe have enough money to pay immigrants their welfare?

Recently a group of Swiss-residing Muslim lawyers demanded to...change the flag of a country they’d moved into. After a profound consideration of state symbols of a country that hosted them Turkish, Albanian and Bosnian migrants discovered an "unpleasant" detail. This is namely the cross displayed at the Swiss flag that "insults the memory of believers" and "reminds of the Crusades". »»»»»

WHAT LIES AHEAD OF THE AMERICAN REVOLT?

WHAT LIES AHEAD OF THE AMERICAN REVOLT?

Most likely the situation will develop in the following way: outstanding democrat Barack Obama will express his support of the participants albeit the police and the FBI will be slowly arresting the "revolt" leaders. Demanding total freedom and inviolability for the rebellious ringleaders abroad (especially in the countries stuck in geopolitical or economic discrepancies with the USA), America isn’t going to stick to the same rule inside the country. »»»»»

LIKELY SCENARIO: Greek crisis — euro crisis — German political crisis — collapse of the EU

LIKELY SCENARIO: Greek crisis — euro crisis — German political crisis — collapse of the EU

Today few people doubt that the Greek crisis will turn into the euro crisis. The wish to write off Greek debts in order to avoid the future increase of debts and depreciation of loans seems to gain popularity in business and political circles. Yet the resistance of German voters, discontent with the realization of host plans will keep building up with each passing day, which means the only thing — crisis of euro may easily transform into a pan-European political crisis, which will question the very existence of the EU. »»»»»

WHO AND WHY NEEDS THE DEAL WITH HAMAS?

WHO AND WHY NEEDS THE DEAL WITH HAMAS?

Recently too many time-servers, profiteering from keeping the conflict intensity on high level (rather than small) appeared in Israel that fights the terrorist with one hand and feeds them with another one. If this dragon is not nourished with money and arms and no fresh blood is transfused to him, he pines quickly. Now the Israeli government decided to repeat the trick that used to produce flawless results in the past: to reinforce the military organization with most frenzied and experienced terrorists. »»»»»

"NUCLEAR CALIPHATE" ON THE AGENDA OF THE DAY.
Death of Sultan bin Abdul Aziz al-Saudi and the intrigues about the Saudi throne

"NUCLEAR CALIPHATE" ON THE AGENDA OF THE DAY. Death of Sultan bin Abdul Aziz al-Saudi and the intrigues about the Saudi throne

The most likely contender for the throne, Nayef bin Abdel-Aziz al Saud, is a hardcore adherent of the Saudi hegemony. His coming to power will accelerate the creation of a "new Caliphate" founded upon the GCC, including Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Saudi Arabia. Moreover, this union will be expanded on the account of Jordan and Morocco. It goes without saying that Nayef will attempt to give the GCC nuclear program a kick-start, although proceeding from what we already know, it’s clear that in a year (two at most) we’re to hear the official statement that the "new Caliphate" disposes nuclear weapon. »»»»»

HUNGARY’1956: The last echo of the WWII

HUNGARY’1956: The last echo of the WWII

Hungary has been building socialism for 33 more years after suppressing the uprising in 1956. János Kádár, however, is understandably considered the greatest democrat of all socialist leaders. There was no country with more freedoms than in Hungary; it was dubbed "the liveliest barrack" not without a reason. Yes, Magyars actually wished to leave the Soviet auspice, but close cooperation with it hasn’t been entirely negative. Numerous industrial objects have been constructed with the help from the USSR; after events of 1956 the Soviet Union granted Hungary a multi-billion ruble aid free of charge. Hungarian goods had a stable outlet in the USSR. »»»»»

THE U.S. ELECTIONS. CAINE AND ROMNEY: Two GOP trends

THE U.S. ELECTIONS. CAINE AND ROMNEY: Two GOP trends

According to the recent public opinion polls, merely 37% believe that Barack Obama will win the elections. 55% believe that the next U.S. President is to be Republican. Now it would be good to figure out, who may actually become this Republican President, what principles will his policy rest upon and what is the Russia’s place in it. »»»»»

 

 

 

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