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Over 40% of Ukrainians opposed to Ukraine joining NATO - poll

Source : Voice of Russia / 14 May 2014

Ukrainian citizens are mostly opposed to the country joining NATO, the Razumkov Center sociological service said, citing its April poll.

According to the survey, when asked if a referendum on joining NATO was held next Sunday, how one would vote, 36.7 percent of respondents said they would vote for it, 41.6 percent against, 6.4 percent would not vote, and 15.4 percent failed to respond.


Permanent NATO Deployment to Threaten Peace in East Europe

Source : RIA Novosti / 08 May 2014

NATO’s permanent presence in Eastern Europe will not restore stability and security to the continent, rather it will threaten peace in the region, Martin Sieff, an Irish-American veteran journalist and author, told RIA Novosti.


Who needs the Pan-Arab massacre?

Source : islam.ru | 08 Apr 2013

Viacheslav Matuzov, President of the Society of Friendship and Business Partnership with the Arab Countries is interviewed by Islam.ru about the situation in the Middle East and the geopolitical consequences of the Arab Spring.

Today, we see the Arab countries turned into hot spots as if by instruction. What has really happened in the Arab world? Have the plotters of the “Arabellion” got what they wanted?


Peace in Afghanistan, the Civil Society Way

By Giuliano Battiston | IPS | 08 Sep 2012

More than a decade after the fall of the Taliban, Afghanistan is still in the midst of an irregular war. Talking peace is difficult because no one quite knows who to talk to.

The efforts gain significance coming ahead of the UN General Assembly meeting Sep. 14 on promoting a culture of peace. As officials talk, more ground-level efforts are being led by civil society groups.


Revolutions on Aljazeera: Televise and Manipulate

By Ramzy Baroud |Columnist and the Editor of Palestine Chronicle| 10 Jan 2012

In the final days of the Libyan conflict, as NATO conducted a nonstop bombing campaign, an Aljazeera Arabic television correspondent’s actions raised more than eyebrows. They also raised serious questions regarding the journalistic responsibility of Arab media – or in fact any media - during times of conflict.


America’s Uzbekistan Problem

By Joshua Kucera | The New York Times | 28 Dec 2011
There is perhaps no country on earth surrounded by more difficult neighbors than Afghanistan. When the U.S. wants to ship matériel to its troops there, it can’t go through Tajikistan because the roads are so poor; it can’t go through Turkmenistan because that country maintains an isolationist neutrality; and, for obvious reasons, it can’t go through Iran.


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