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Egypt on the brink

Egypt on the brink

By Ardain Isma CSMS Magazine There’s no need to recap the news out of Cairo, Egypt. By now, I believe, all of you are already aware of the dramatic reversal of power, through a military coup, that took place yesterday in that historic Arab country....
India’s foreign diplomacy in Afghanistan worries US and Pakistan

India’s foreign diplomacy in Afghanistan worries US and Pakistan

By Ajay Prakash  As the war in Afghanistan is set to escalate with an Obma’s new surge of 30,000 troops, so is the political reality of proxy politics in Central Asia. Of course, in difficult terrains and in protracted warfare, high-tech weaponry...
Will Obama’s diplomatic blitz in the Middle East bear fruit?

Will Obama’s diplomatic blitz in the Middle East bear fruit?

By Jean Shaoul In what many describe as a diplomatic blitz in the Middle East, the Obama Administration is seeking a geo-strategic “regional” endorsement for the United States. The White House is capitalizing on the president’s fame to launch a...
What lies behind Obama’s Mideast foreign policy?

What lies behind Obama’s Mideast foreign policy?

By Bill Van Auken In an interview with the New York Times last week, Barack Obama admits that he now bets his hopes on moderate elements of the Taliban and hopes that U. S. troops can identify them and eventually be able to move them toward reconciliation....
Russia moves to strengthen its presence in Central Asia in the wake of Barack Obama’s rise to power in Washington

Russia moves to strengthen its presence in Central Asia in the wake of Barack Obama’s rise to power in Washington

By Ardain Isma CSMS Magazine Staff Writer The announcement made on Wednesday by Kyrgyzstan President Kurmanbek Bakiyev (left in the picture) on the upcoming closure of a US military base in his country was received as no surprise to Russia watchers....
The anti-Russian rhetoric soars as the United States steps up its campaign against Moscow

The anti-Russian rhetoric soars as the United States steps up its campaign against Moscow

By Patrick Martin In a face-saving attempt and in a way to camouflage an embarrassing situation, the United States has been embarking upon an anti-Russian campaign since August 7, when Russian troops routed Georgian forces out of South Ossetia sent a...
As the war of words escalates in the Caucasus between Moscow and Tbilisi, Russian-US geopolitical tensions sharpen

As the war of words escalates in the Caucasus between Moscow and Tbilisi, Russian-US geopolitical tensions sharpen

CSMS Magazine Staff WritersIf there is a hot war looming in the Caucasus Mountains, this time, it will not be fought over Chechnya. It will be over Abkhazia and South Ossetia, two breakaway regions of Georgia. The events that have been taking placed lately,...
Russia and China: In tandem in an anti-US missile shield summit

Russia and China: In tandem in an anti-US missile shield summit

By Alex Lantier The new Russian leadership is embarking upon a new diplomatic offensive aimed at bolstering President Dmitry Medvedev’s image. The first move began on May 23rd in Beijing, where in a joint statement with Chinese President Hu Jintao,...
Russia’s new era?

Russia’s new era?

By Ardain IsmaCSMS Magazine Staff WriterIt looked as if a change of the guard took place in Moscow’s Red Square this morning as Russia inaugurated Dmitry Medvedev—its third elected president since the collapse of the Soviet Union. The entire hierarchy...

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