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One might be tempted to regard Russian premier V. Putin's paper “A new integration project for Eurasia: The future in the making”, which saw the light of day in Izvestia on October 3, 2011, as the presidential front-runner's sketchily laid out program, but upon scrutiny that appears to be only one part of a wider picture. The opinion piece momentarily ignited wide-scale controversy in and outside of Russia and highlighted the ongoing clash of positions on global development.

The recent arrest of the Chief of the General Staff of the Republika Srpska Army, General Ratko Mladic, as well as preparations for his extradition to The Hague is another in the chain of events that are part of the on-going “mopping-up of History”… Ratko Mladic was the central figure in the Bosnian War.

A death sentence to Libya's sovereignty was handed out long before the protests inspired by Western intelligence services shook the country and the UN Security Council responded to the situation with anti-Libyan resolutions. There are fundamental causes behind the strategy aimed at ruining Libya. Years ago, it was designated as a target by the architects of the new world order, and the air raids against Libya were just a matter of time.

The 1975 Helsinki Act which became the foundation on which the OSCE was built reflected a compromise between the Western and the Eastern blocs and as such established a fairly incoherent mix of principles in the international relations.

The adoption of a new strategic concept by NATO at the alliance's Lisbon summit is a development of historical proportions which in many respects directly affects Russia's interests. Stating clearly that “NATO poses no threat to Russia”, the document reflects strategic shifts in NATO's relations with the country.

The Seoul G20 summit will stay on record as a failed attempt to find a way out of the labyrinths of the global economy. At the moment the group of twenty global economy champions is locked in two bitter disputes: one between the proficit and the deficit countries and the other - between currency manipulators and potential victims of the currency manipulation.