India -US: The “Maidgate” crisis rages on.
Indian government has recently decided to delay the next round of the bilateral energy talks with the U.S. that was supposed to be held earlier this January. The diplomatic scandal that broke out a month ago is miles away from completion. The political bomb detonated on December 12, 2013 when Indian vice-consul Devyani Khobragade was the […]
Turkey’s Islamists and the military
A trial of a group of the former military has started in Turkey. They are accused of the overthrow, in the course of the bloodless coup in 1997, of the Islamist government led by Prime Minister N. Erbakan’s Refah Partisi (Welfare Party). Later, it was banned by the country’s Constitutional Court for the activities of the “anti-secular […]
Syria: The face of freedom
While the world is silently waiting for the White House to “punish” Syria for the alleged usage of the chemical weapons against the civilians, the Syrian rebels are a busy crowd. The “rebels” means a number of at times rivalry groups that are brought together by the only “grand” purpose – to bring down Bashar […]
Libya two years after the NATO aggression began
The British warship HMS Kent visited the port of Tripoli for the first time in 40 years. It was carrying an exhibit featuring various types of military hardware produced by Britain’s defense industry. Members of the British military and representatives of British companies touted their wares: helicopters, boats, submarines, and sophisticated systems for border surveillance […]