Month: November 2017

The Geopolitics of Ukraine Part 1 (of a 3 Part Series)

In December 1991, Ukraine, the ‘bread basket of the Soviet Union’ voted in favor of independence from a broken up Soviet Union. The Soviet Union did not exist, and the oil and gas reserves of Russia would now be available to the US oil giants. A look at the geo-strategic background will make things clearer. […]

The Changing of the Guard Part 4 (of a 4 part series)

As of 1981, the government had designated four of the ten black homelands as “sovereign” states: Bophuthatswana, Ciskei, Transkei, and Venda. All members of the ethnic groups associated with these homelands automatically lost their South African citizenship; the government’s stated intent to grant independence to the remaining six homelands meant that the vast majority of South Africa’s […]

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