The United States, Russia and the Syrian Crisis

July 29, 2012

Georgy Gounev – Published first by American Thinker July 29 2012

The most important international factor that influences the Syrian crisis is the politics of the United States and Russia. In the eyes of the majority of the American observers, the primary factor for the continuing bloodshed in Syria is the diplomatic and military support rendered to Assad’s regime by Russia. Read the rest of this entry »

Is it Foreign Policy – Stupid?

June 13, 2012

Georgy Gounev – – June 8, 2012 Let’s make it abundantly clear from the very beginning; what is absent from the intensifying election campaign of 2012 is a serious discussion on the numerous foreign policy challenges the country is facing. The only issue which both President Obama and Governor Romney are able to see eye-to-eye on is a silent consent to ignore the issues of foreign policy. Read the rest of this entry »

Vladimir Putin and the Future of Russian Anti-Americanism

March 25, 2012

By Georgy Gounev – First Published by American Thinker – March 24, 2012

The first logical question involving Russian anti-Americanism is: What were the origins and dynamics of the phenomenon? Secondly: What is its role in the politics of President Putin? And last, but not least, what are the nature and the magnitude of the real danger Russia is facing? The appearance of post-Soviet Russian anti-Americanism has been determined to a large degree by the events that took place during the early nineties of the last century. Read the rest of this entry »

Washington, Moscow & the Invisible Tip of the Syrian Iceberg

January 17, 2012

January 15, 2012
By Georgy Gounev – first printed by American Thinker Jan 15, 2012

The obvious truth is that Syria is in deep crisis. What remains unclear is the vast area encompassing the answer to some important questions involving the regime that ruled Syria for decades. For instance, what are its strengths (if any) and its weaknesses? What about the background of the motivation and the actions of the international enemies and supporters of President Bashar Assad? Read the rest of this entry »

Iran, the U.S. and the Strait of Hormuz Crisis

January 17, 2012

By George Friedman Reprinted From Stratfor Jan 17, 2012
The United States reportedly sent a letter to Iran via multiple intermediaries last week warning Tehran that any attempt to close the Strait of Hormuz constituted a red line for Washington. The same week, a chemist associated with Iran’s nuclear program was killed in Tehran. In Ankara, Iranian parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani met with Turkish officials and has been floating hints of flexibility in negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program.

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September 16, 2011

Georgy Gounev,            September 9, 2011

Is there such a thing as radical Islam?

The authors of a rather pretentious report entitled “Fear,Inc – the Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America” created by the Center for American Progress (CAP), a Washington D.C. based left-wing think tank are absolutely certain that there is no such thing. They go even further with their claim that everyone who holds the opposite view is a sinister character obsessed by a dark force with the name of Islamophobia. Read the rest of this entry »

Geert Wilders: Speech in Rome

March 29, 2011
Reprinted from– March 26, 2011
Andrew Bostom: 
Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders made a seminal address yesterday evening (March 25, 2011) at the Annual Lecture of the Magna Carta Foundation in Rome, Italy.
As is his wont, Wilders presentation moved far beyond the timorous platitudes about the most obvious (and dangerous) failures of cultural relativism belatedly echoed by Western European leaders Angela Merkel, Nicholas Sarkozy, and David Cameron. Wilders demands that the West acknowledge the jihad-both cultural and military-being waged against it openly and incessantly by institutional Islam, Muslim nations, and the global umma. The Ducth Parlaimentarian concludes his eloquent and informative speech by insisting that four concrete measures must be taken immediately, quoting Ronald Reagan, so we can “…act today to preserve tomorrow.”
  • (1) Defend freedom of speech
  • (2) End cultural relativism and re-assert our belief in the superiority of Western culture compared to Islamic culture
  • (3) Stop the Islamization of the West because, “more Islam means less freedom.”
  • (4) Restore the supremacy and sovereignty of the nation-state Read the rest of this entry »