New at Strategic Culture Foundation 20-25 February, 2011: Arab World / Pentagon / Japan / Separatism

25 February, 2011 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Revolts in Arab world – who’s next?

25.02.2011 | 17:12 | SEDOV Dmitriy
The revolt in Libya makes us seriously revise our attitude to the events in the Arab East… Accumulation of serious social and economic contradictions when it reaches the point, after which an outbreak of social rage follows, is the real base of national protests… The Islamic world with its opposition to globalism is in search for a new self identification. Islam as a culture does not accept globalism as such…

Pentagon’s undercover operations in South America

24.02.2011 | 11:21 | NIKANDROV Nil
On February 10, the military aircraft of the Air Force of the United States, C-17 Globemaster III, registration 77187, landed at the Ezeiza international airport of the Argentine capital. From the Boeing’s bottomless carcasses the custom officers began to take out heavy boxes delivered from the base of the 7th Special Forces Group in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. In the valise of Globemaster III they found a brochure with a phrase written in 15 languages: “I am a soldier of the US army. Please tell my embassy that I was arrested in your country”…..

Tokyo’s Unlearned History Lessons

22.02.2011 | 15:13 | RUBTSOV Yuriy
Recently Japan relaunched the campaign of claims to Russia’s Kuril Islands – Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan, and Khabomai. The impression is that Tokyo is under the delusion that it is entitled to its own version of the settlement in the wake of World War II and even hopes to draw benefits based on the unilateralist approach. These days, Japanese politicians may be dissatisfied with the sentences handed out by the Tokyo Trials which put a dot in World War II in the Far East, but any attempts to tailor the outcome of the war by staking territorial claims to Russia are doomed to failure….

Pyongyang – Seoul: In Quagmire, with Dim Prospects for Solution

21.02.2011 | 00:00 | VORONTSOV Alexander, REVENKO Oleg
While the mainstream perception is that the conflicts between the Koreas stem from the North Korean “totalitarian” regime’s maintaining a nuclear program and pursuing likewise risky policies, the crisis actually has much deeper roots… The lesson to be learned is that the egoistic and short-sighted policies on both sides contributed to the stalemate…

Radical Separatism: Contours of the Conspiracy

20.02.2011 | 10:02 | NIKANDROV Nil
Overthrowing the regimes in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela is on Washington’s list of strategic objectives. Separatist leanings spread and radical groups proliferate in the countries with a clear backing from the outside world. No means of undermining the regimes remain unused, separatism – a traditional and proven instrument from the US intelligence community’s arsenal being one of them…

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