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Turkey as failed state? Army won’t stand by, and that wouldn’t be such a bad thing

The aftermath of an explosion near Ankara's main train station on Oct. 10 / Ercin Top / Anadolu Agency / Getty Images

Special to By Norman Bailey As Turkey degenerates, a military coup is more likely than total failure, and not a bad outcome for Israel. Famed commentator David Goldman, writing under the pseudonym “Spengler” in the “Asia Times”, has published […]

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Georgia diplomat warns of nuclear ‘gray zone’ in Black Sea region


Special to by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct One of Europe’s most experienced and insightful diplomats visited Washington this week and shared concerns about the unmonitored traffic of nuclear material in the Black Sea region and cyber attacks from Russia. […]

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U.S. President Obama: Best friend of Eurasia’s predators

Erdogan and Obama

Special to By Alexander Maistrovoy With Iran, another predator is set free during Obama’s cadence. They are not empires yet. They don’t have enough power or the resources for becoming such. However, all of them — Russians, Turks, Arabs, […]

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Obama is reversing Reagan’s Cold War victory, inviting new hot wars

Speaking at Berlin's Brandenberg Gate in October 1987, President Ronald Reagan called for Soviet leader Gorbachev to "tear down this wall."

Jeffrey T. Kuhner President Obama is on the verge of an historic triumph. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the American Left has been bitter about America’s victory in the Cold War. For decades, they preached moral equivalence between […]

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As Putin’s global popularity soars, Georgia’s outgoing president warns of a new ‘Soviet Union’

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili.  /AFP/Stan Honda

Special to By Aaron Kovac Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has been notorious for his criticism of Vladimir Putin’s Russia. As he prepares to leave office at the end of his term this month, many wonder whether his successor will […]

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Month-long U.S. exercise with strategic ally Georgia rattles Moscow

U.S. and Georgian soldiers take part in Agile Spirit 2013 at the military base of Vaziani, outside Tbilisi, Georgia on March 29.  /EPA

Special to Compiled by Miles Yu, Some 350 U.S. Marines from the USMC Black Sea Rotational Forces and several hundred Georgian Army troops from the country’s 23rd Battalion of the II Infantry Brigade took part in a month-long […]

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Putin friend, an anti-U.S. billionaire, is elected president in Georgia

Billionaire and opposition leader Bidzina Ivanishvili speaks to his supporters during a rally in the center of Georgia's capital Tbilisi on Sept. 29.  /AP

Special to Compiled by Miles Yu, Dubbed a “Russian victory” by the media, Bidzina Ivanishvili’s election as president of Georgia on Oct. 1 promises to put the former Soviet satellite back into Moscow’s economic and even military orbit. […]

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Putin bombshell: He planned invasion, war in Georgia 4 years ago

Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow's Kremlin on Aug. 16.  /Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti/Kremlin/Reuters

Special to Compiled by Miles Yu, On the fourth anniversary of the brief but brutal war with Georgia over the breakaway region of South Ossetia, Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted that the invasion of Georgia was long planned […]

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