Category Archives: The Great Game

New Balkan War? – Part IV

Dear Readers: Today concluding this piece by military reporter Evgeny Krutikov. Our story so far, in a nutshell:  The deadline for the compromise solution (Serbia vs Kosovo) expired;  Serbia was willing to accept the compromise (=some minor territory swaps between … Continue reading

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New Balkan War? – Part III

Dear Readers: Today continuing this piece by military reporter Evgeny Krutikov. This most recent crisis came about because the deadline had run out for the two sides in the conflict (Serbia vs Kosovo) to hammer out an agreement regarding territory … Continue reading

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New Balkan War? – Part II

Dear Readers: Continuing to work through this piece by military reporter Evgeny Krutikov. As we learned yesterday, there is a deathly conflict between two nations:  Serbia vs Albania.  Currently ethnic Albanians run the former Yugoslav district, and now disputed territory, … Continue reading

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New Balkan War? – Part I

Dear Readers: Today I have this piece by military reporter Evgeny Krutikov.  The headline reads: Serbia is one step away from a new war for Kosovo War, if it breaks out between Serbs and Albanians, will quickly turn into an … Continue reading

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Rastorguev And The Heart Of Darkness – Part III

Dear Readers: Today finishing off this story, based on this piece by Elena Kalashnikova.   We have discussed the sequence of events which led to Alexander Rastorguev getting fired from his job at Radio Liberty.  Which, in case anyone doesn’t … Continue reading

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Rastorguev And The Heart Of Darkness – Part II

Dear Readers: Continuing my post, based on this piece by Elena Kalashnikova.   The title of the piece translates as: The film director who perished in Africa was a victim of discords between Sobchak and Navalny The (documentary) film director … Continue reading

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Er… did JIT just admit that the Ukrainians shot down the Boeing?

Dear Readers: In re the long-lingering “Whodunnit” around the MH-17 (Boeing) shoot-down on July 17, 2014… As the wiki (that I just linked) will eagerly tell you, the Dutch Safety Board investigation and Joint Investigation Team (JIT) recently issued its … Continue reading

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