Turkey Chooses Russia over NATO in Syria

In this fifteenth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: RBK, Kommersant, Izvestia, and Komsomolskaya Pravda. He discusses the record gas exports to Europe by the Russian gas giant Gazprom, the Russia-Turkey-Iran relations on the eve of the Syrian conflict resolution negotiations in Astana, the interview […]

The New Great Game Round-Up: December 1, 2014

U.S. Mulls Weapons Exports in Response to Russia-Abkhazia Treaty, Chinese Soldiers to Fight Terrorism at Home & Abroad and much more! *The Great Game Round-Up brings you the latest newsworthy developments regarding Central Asia and the Caucasus region. We document the struggle for influence, power, hegemony and profits in Central Asia and the Caucasus region […]

The New Great Game Round-Up: October 13, 2014

ISIS Vows to Attack Russia,Russian Warnings Fall on Deaf Ears in Georgia & Russia Prepares for Trouble in Tajik *The Great Game Round-Up brings you the latest newsworthy developments regarding Central Asia and the Caucasus region. We document the struggle for influence, power, hegemony and profits in Central Asia and the Caucasus region between a […]

The New Great Game Round-Up: July 7, 2014

West’s Attempts to Woo Kazakhstan Doomed to Fail, China’s Ramadan Ban & WUC Propaganda & More! *The Great Game Round-Up brings you the latest newsworthy developments regarding Central Asia and the Caucasus region. We document the struggle for influence, power, hegemony and profits in Central Asia and the Caucasus region between a U.S.-dominated NATO, its […]

The New Great Game Round Up- November 3, 2013

ETIM Attacks Tiananmen Square, Inspired By Al-Qaeda’s “Inspire”, Kazakh Terrorists Practice in Syria & More! *The Great Game Round-Up brings you the latest newsworthy developments regarding Central Asia and the Caucasus region. We document the struggle for influence, power, hegemony and profits in Central Asia and the Caucasus region between a U.S.-dominated NATO, its GCC […]

The New Great Game Round Up- September 1, 2013

Wahhabi Schools in Tajikistan, Death & Silence in Xinjiang, Bandar Bush- Doku Umarov & the Sochi Olympics & More! *The Great Game Round-Up brings you the latest newsworthy developments regarding Central Asia and the Caucasus region. We document the struggle for influence, power, hegemony and profits in Central Asia and the Caucasus region between a […]

The New Great Game Round Up- July 14, 2013

Moscow Flooded With Afghan Heroin, Azerbaijan Eyes Xinjiang, Dead Terrorists & Journalists in Dagestan, Kazakh FM Meets Brzezinski & More! The Great Game Round-Up brings you the latest newsworthy developments regarding Central Asia and the Caucasus region. We document the struggle for influence, power, hegemony and profits in Central Asia and the Caucasus region between […]

The New Great Game Round Up- June 23, 2013

Rumsfeld- USAID in Kyrgyzstan, Drugs & Underground Madrasahs, Saakashvili vs. Ivanishvili & More! The Great Game Round-Up brings you the latest newsworthy developments regarding Central Asia and the Caucasus region. We document the struggle for influence, power, hegemony and profits in Central Asia and the Caucasus region between a U.S.-dominated NATO, its GCC proxies, Russia, […]

The New Great Game Round Up- June 16, 2013

CIA Guiding the Evolution of Islam, UAE: NATO’s Proxy at Work, “Colour Revolution in Kyrgyzstan?” & More! The Great Game Round-Up brings you the latest newsworthy developments regarding Central Asia and the Caucasus region. We document the struggle for influence, power, hegemony and profits in Central Asia and the Caucasus region between a U.S.-dominated NATO, […]

Pssssst… Buried News: Khalilzad Now Openly ‘Does’ Central Asia

Tethys Petroleum Appoints Zalmay Khalilzad to the Board Isn’t it amazing how the US media intentionally glosses over and censors meaningful developments involving key scumbag figures in US politics? Let me give you a personal example from the past- Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert’s well-known shady-corrupt deeds and associations miraculously and magically (and […]

The EyeOpener- Spotlight: Kazakhstan

Geostrategy on the New Silk Road The large, sparsely-populated nation of Kazakhstan has become in recent years the poster child of a new type of geopolitics: celebrating only its 20th year since declaring independence from the Soviet Union, with a population of just 16 million, this unlikely Central Asian state is gradually becoming a dominant […]

The EyeOpener- Meet the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

The Geopolitical Paradigm of the 21st Century When The Shanghai Five held its first presidential summit in China in 1996, this innocuous group hardly registered as a blip on the geopolitical radar. Within just five years, however, the loose-knit cooperative organization of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan was already attracting the attention of some […]

Digging Deeper in Years into Wikileaks’ Treasure Chest- Part I

A Fairly Short List of Goodies for Wikileaks Santa   I have been waiting. I have been searching and reading. I have been waiting impatiently while searching and reading the initial pile of recently released Wikileaks’ documents, specifically those pertaining to Turkey. I have received many e-mails asking me impatiently to comment and provide my […]

A Potpourri of Noteworthy Links

Phony Commissioners & Phony Reports, Central Asia, Laos, Bryza Candidacy, Gulen…You Name it! This post is similar to what I usually publish under my ‘Weekly Round Up’ series, only with a caveat: the time period covers more than a week, make that more than a month. I’ve been saving links and articles of interest, either […]

Updates & Weekly Round Up for December 19

Boiling Frogs Updates, Obama’s Preferred Killing Machines, Obama: Armed & Dangerous with States Secrets Privilege, & More A major snow storm in effect with seven inches of snow already on the ground, fireplace roaring in the background, an ultra large mug of traditionally brewed Darjeeling tea sitting next to my pc, and my now 17 […]