Tashkent, Uzbekistan: The City with 2200+ Years of Written History

Visiting Central Asia had been on my bucket list for quite a while. So when I finally got the chance to head to Kazakhstan, I decided to take a pit-stop on my way there. This is how I got to … The post Tashkent, Uzbekistan: The City with 2200+ Years of Written History appeared first … Continue reading “Tashkent, Uzbekistan: The City with 2200+ Years of Written History”

Russia’s Nuclear Power Exports Are Booming, Now Bring In as Much as Weapons Sales

Lower prices, state-of-the-art technology, de-politicized maintenence and supply, and the financing to build it is the package only the most ideological can decline Russia’s state-owned agency Rosatom is on a tear. The company operates 35 nuclear power stations in Russia that produce 28GW of power, and it is actively exporting its nuclear technology to countries … Continue reading “Russia’s Nuclear Power Exports Are Booming, Now Bring In as Much as Weapons Sales”

Trump’s Disastrous Plan for the Muslim Brotherhood

by Emile Nakhleh The Trump administration’s on-going discussions to designate the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) a terrorist organization would harm America’s national security and destabilize Sunni Muslim countries, many of whom are presumed allies of the United States. Despite objections to such designation from within the administration, President Trump seems to have been persuaded by Egypt’s … Continue reading “Trump’s Disastrous Plan for the Muslim Brotherhood”

Dare to Know: the Paradox of Greek History

Growing up in the 1940s in a Greek village was neither a baptism in Greek culture nor an indoctrination to nationalism. This was because “modern” Greece has been going through the suffering of centuries of foreign occupation and official neglect and often ignorance about the country’s unrivalled ancient civilization. Greek history was interrupted by barbarian … Continue reading “Dare to Know: the Paradox of Greek History”

La Russie veut faire des nouvelles routes de la soie un intégrateur politique et social de l’Eurasie

Le 21 avril dernier, Li Hui ambassadeur de Chine en Russie prenait la plume dans le quotidien officiel du gouvernement russe, Rossiïskaïa gazeta et annonçait la participation de Vladimir Poutine, en tant qu’invité d’honneur, au 2e Forum des nouvelles routes de la soie qui se tient à Pékin du 25 au 27 avril.  L’ambassadeur chinois … Continue reading “La Russie veut faire des nouvelles routes de la soie un intégrateur politique et social de l’Eurasie”