The New Great Game Round-Up: June 29, 2014

East Turkestan Project Threatens Russia-China-India Pipeline, EU Embraces Terrorist State Georgia & 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- December 1, 2013

Terrorist Recruitment in the ‘Stans’, Americans Leave Manas but Stay in Kyrgyzstan & Xinjiang’s Universities Fight Terrorism *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, […]

The New Great Game Round-Up, June 2, 2013

Top Terrorists Protected by NATO, Hizb ut-Tahrir as the Conveyor Belt for Terrorists & Much More! The Great Game Round-Up brings you the latest newsworthy developments regarding Central Asia and the Caucasus region. This week the presidents of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) member states Russia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan met in the Kyrgyz […]

Afghan Heroin Myths and Facts Recapped & Simplified for Mainstream Followers

Yesterday I wrote a piece on the real lords of Afghan poppies and heroin operations. I am thankful to all your supportive feedback. Of course not all feedbacks were positive, and I truly understand and accept that. Many of the critics came from mainstream media and establishment’s loyal believers and followers. They found my article […]

The Real Lords of Afghan Poppy Fields & Heroin Distribution Hubs

Facts, Myths, Smugglers, and the International Dudes Yesterday this so-not-news news made the headlines: Central Asia Key to Afghanistan Heroin Smuggling – UNODC. The headline was followed by these so-not-accurate descriptions and statements [emphasis mine]: A new report by the United Nations drug agency sheds light on the nuts and bolts of narcotics transit from […]

The EyeOpener- The Manas Question: Drugs, Revolution & Terrorism on the Road to Afghanistan

Spotlight: Kyrgyzstan The Manas Air Base, situated near the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek, has played a key role in the increasingly important Central Asian region since its inception. First opened in December 2001 to support the US-led invasion of Afghanistan, the Manas Air Base plays host to the US Ninth Air Force and serves primarily […]