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Kiev Seeks to Silence pro-Russian Protestors and Federalists in Southeastern Ukraine

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Kiev Seeks to Silence pro-Russian Protestors and Federalists in Southeastern Ukraine Galina Zobova and Hiroshi Saito Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation is intent on finding a solution to the crisis in the Ukraine however nationalist and pro-Western forces keep on upping the ante. Obviously, many political elites in Moscow believe that incitement is being […]

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Ukraine Tensions Mount in Russian Populated Areas: Federalism or Bust?

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Ukraine Tensions Mount in Russian Populated Areas: Federalism or Bust? Galina Zabovo and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation needs to focus on stabilizing the “sinking Ukrainian ship” based on national interests; the need to leave the door open to new elites in Kiev based on strength; to focus on compromise based […]

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Armenian Christians and Syria Crisis: Turkey is a Dangerous Shadow under Erdogan

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Armenian Christians and Syria Crisis: Turkey is a Dangerous Shadow under Erdogan Nuray Lydia Oglu and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Turkey is a dangerous shadow under the leadership of Prime Minister Erdogan. This notably applies to the intrigues being played out in Syria by Turkey and how Erdogan sides with the Muslim Brotherhood […]

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“Authorities” in Kiev Reject Federalism and Language Rights

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“Authorities” in Kiev Reject Federalism and Language Rights James George Jatras Deputy Director, American Institute in Ukraine – AIU Kiev “Administration” Prefers to Flirt with NATO In the not-too-distant past, “federalism” was not a dirty word in Ukrainian politics, even from a western-oriented, nationalist perspective. For example, Professor Alexander J. Motyl of Rutgers University, a […]

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Armenians Flee Syrian Town Seized by Radical Islamists

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Armenians Flee Syrian Town Seized by Radical Islamists by Ravi Kumar Investigative Project on Terrorism Residents in a coastal town along the Syria-Turkey border with a significant Armenian population face new threats after rebels seized control of their town from forces loyal to Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad a week ago. Some of the rebels are […]

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Christian Armenians under attack in Syria because of Turkey: Crimea, Cyprus, Syria and NATO

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Christian Armenians under attack in Syria because of Turkey: Crimea, Cyprus, Syria and NATO Ramazan Khalidov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Armenian Christians are once more fleeing from the aggression of Turkey and not surprisingly the Western nations sprouting international law at the Russian Federation are deadly silent. Indeed, NATO Turkey is allowed […]

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China: Confused Approach To Minority Issues

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China: Confused Approach To Minority Issues Mr. Bhaskar Roy Chennai Centre for China Studies The recent (March 01) attack by eight Uighurs including two women at the Kunming railway station killing thirty people and injuring many more may suggest that the tactics of the Uighur separatists in the western region of Xinjiang may be changing. […]

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Crimea Looks Set to Vote for Joining Russia: Not Unique in Recent History

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Crimea Looks Set to Vote for Joining Russia: Not Unique in Recent History Galina Zobova and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times Events unfolding in the Ukraine appear to be a diktat aimed against the majority wishes of ethnic Russians that seek to join the Russian Federation. Somehow it appears that militant demonstrators assisted by covert […]

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Religious Tensions in Myanmar: China, Japan, India and US in Geopolitical Game

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Religious Tensions in Myanmar: China, Japan, India and US in Geopolitical Game Ri Kuk-Chol and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Myanmar (Burma) appears to be at a major crossroads because past intransigence is now being followed by a possible thaw, whereby this nation comes in from the “international cold.” Of course, […]

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Parliament in Crimea Seeks to Join the Russian Federation

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Parliament in Crimea Seeks to Join the Russian Federation Galina Zobova and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Western powers were quick to recognize the violent tendencies of militant Ukrainian nationalists and the intrigues of anti-Russian forces based on internal and external elements. Like usual, events that are reported initially are often amended and it […]

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