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

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

Compiled by Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com 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. That’s because Ivanishvili, a billionaire businessman who represents the opposition “Georgian Dream” coalition, has been a Kremlin patron […]

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Uzbekistan exits Russia-controlled pact, joining Georgia, Azerbaijan

Uzbekistan exits Russia-controlled pact, joining Georgia, Azerbaijan

Compiled by Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Unhappy with Russia’s dominance of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), Uzbekistan on June 28 announced its withdrawal from the Moscow-led regional security alliance. “Uzbekistan has sent the CSTO secretariat a note about the suspension of its participation in the activities of the CSTO,” the Russian news agency RIA Novosti […]

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08/08/08 and the 'Little War That Shook The World'

08/08/08 and the 'Little War That Shook The World'

By Sumantra Maitra 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 boundary of one sovereign […]

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As the interntional community watches, transfixed, Iran advances towards its nuclear goal

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Here we go again.  The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has warned that the Islamic Republic of Iran is developing the scientific technology needed to create a nuclear weapon.  The UN watchdog agency presented an incriminating report at the organization’s Vienna headquarters which clearly states that Teheran appears […]

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Syria, Libya, Nicaragua flunk the smell test for UN Human Rights Council

By John J. Metzler  UNITED NATIONS — It’s one of the traditional Rites of Spring at the United Nations, the election of new members to the Human Rights Council, the 47 member deliberative body viewing and monitoring the pulse of civil and political rights the world over. The full 192 member General Assembly votes for […]

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Georgia, on the rebound, challenges Moscow to take down 'new Iron Curtain'

Georgia, on the rebound, challenges Moscow to take down 'new Iron Curtain'

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Two years after an invasion, the threat of annihilation and partial occupation by neighboring Russia, the small but spunky Georgian Republic has not only survived but thrived and succeeded against all odds.  That was the upbeat assessment of Georgia’s once-embattled President Mikheil Saakashvili in an impressive and stirring […]