Not satire: Putin wins ‘Confucius Peace Prize’ for Chechen War

Not satire: Putin wins ‘Confucius Peace Prize’ for Chechen War

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — George Orwell would have laughed at the very notion. Russian Premier Vladimir Putin has won a curiously-awarded Peace Prize for his military attack on Chechnya in 1999, and his “iron hand and toughness” in dealing with separatists near and far, the old fashioned way. For his bellicose actions, Putin […]

08/08/08 and the ‘Little War That Shook The World’

08/08/08 and the ‘Little War That Shook The World’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sumantra Maitra, Freepressers.com The 5 day August war between Russia and Georgia changed the geopolitical and geostrategic scenario of Europe. It is important for many reasons. It was the first East-West conflict since the end of Cold War. It was the first European war since the Second World War, where the […]

Former Soviet bloc scientists played key role in developing Iran nukes

Former Soviet bloc scientists played key role in developing Iran nukes

Special to WorldTribune.com New Edition, Geostrategy-Direct.com LONDON — After years of suspicion, Western intelligence agencies have confirmed that former Soviet scientists had provided significant help to Iran’s nuclear weapons program. NATO intelligence agencies have concluded that the former Soviet Union and its neighbors allowed hundreds of scientists to work in Iran and work to enhance […]

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