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Knesset 2015: Post-Election Notes

Started Mar 20 0 Replies

Israeli voters gave Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a resounding victory in Tuesday's [17th Mar. 2015] election,…Continue

Tags: Rusila, Ari, 2015, elections, Israel

Russia's Strategic Shift To East Continues: Now India

Started Dec 17, 2014 0 Replies

“The steadfast support of the people of Russia for India has been there even at difficult moments in our history. It has been a pillar of strength for India's development, security and international…Continue

Tags: Bank, Development, New, Iran, Petrodollar

Is South Stream Pipeline Transforming Itself To "Turk Stream"?

Started Dec 3, 2014 0 Replies

“We believe that in the current conditions Russia cannot continue with the realisation of this project [South Stream].” (Vladimir Putin)Russia's $40 billion South Stream gas pipeline project came to…Continue

Tags: Russia, Turkey, EU, pipelines, gas

¥uan and Waterloo of Petro$ (Part 2/2)

Started Nov 10, 2014 0 Replies

U.S. sanctions due the conflict in Ukraine launched Russia's counter-offensive with bypassing the U.S. dollar system as its spear-head. My previous article…Continue

Tags: Bank, Development, New, Iran, Petrodollar

 

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Battlefield Yemen - Democracies In Action

“If there the offensive develops to be a ground invasion, the Yemenis will prove that their country is the invaders’ graveyard,” (Sayyed Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi)On Wednesday (25 Mar. 2015), Saudi Arabia announced a launch of a military operation against the Houthis, who currently control large parts of Yemen, including the capital Sanaa. Saudi attack is targeting Shiite Houthi rebels who are embroiled in a vicious civil war with the majority-Sunni-run Yemeni Government. Houthi militants have…See More
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Mar 20
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Knesset 2015: Post-Election Notes

Israeli voters gave Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a resounding victory in Tuesday's [17th Mar. 2015] election, despite pre-election polls showing him trailing the Zionist Union. The Zionist Union won close to the total it had been predicted by pollsters, and its  24 seats is more that Labour and Livni’s Hatnua won separately in 2013 (21). However PM Netanyahu’s Likud secured a decisive victory with 30 Knesset…See More
Mar 20
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Knesset 2015: Forecast

On 17th March will Israel have voting for new Knesset and it seems to be creating very interesting scenarios for future.  Last polls show that now there is a real possibility to replace PM Netanyahu with centre-left option.  Centre-right Likud is losing elections to Zionist Union which is a new combination of Isaac Herzog's Labor party and Tzipi Livni's Hatnuah.  When PM Netanyahu made decision about early elections he or most analysts hardly were supposing so big change.  It remains to see if…See More
Mar 15
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From History: "Beilin - Abu Mazen Plan"

 In 1993,  under the direction of Yasser Arafat's deputy, Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas) held secret negotiations with Israel's then–Deputy Foreign Minister, Yossi Beilin.  The negotiations gave birth to the "Beilin–Abu Mazen Understandings," (or Beilin-Abu Mazen plan or Beilin-Abu Mazen document) the first-ever draft of a final status agreement.Beilin had worked as a…See More
Mar 8
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The Mass Exodus of Kosovo Albanians

"Kosovo, alles Scheiße. Serbien, auch Scheiße. Deutschland, das ist gut. Da kann man arbeiten, fünf Euro die Stunde, egal ob schwarz oder nicht, es ist besser." (Rexhep Kurteshi)The greatest exodus from Kosovo since the 1998-99 war has started. More than 15 years after NATO bombing Kosovo is witnessing a dramatic surge in the number of its citizens smuggling themselves across Serbia's border into Hungary and push westwards to the likes of Germany and Switzerland through the EU's borderless…See More
Feb 14
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Russia's Strategic Shift To East Continues: Now India

“The steadfast support of the people of Russia for India has been there even at difficult moments in our history. It has been a pillar of strength for India's development, security and international relations. India, too, has always stood with Russia through its own challenges. The character of global politics and international relations is changing. However, the importance of this relationship and its unique place in India's foreign policy will not change. In many ways, its significance to…See More
Dec 17, 2014
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Is South Stream Pipeline Transforming Itself To "Turk Stream"?

“We believe that in the current conditions Russia cannot continue with the realisation of this project [South Stream].” (Vladimir Putin)Russia's $40 billion South Stream gas pipeline project came to reach a standstill on Monday 1st Dec 2014 when, as the WSJ reports, Russian President Vladimir Putin said: “We couldn’t get necessary permissions from Bulgaria, so we cannot continue with the…See More
Dec 3, 2014
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¥uan and Waterloo of Petro$ (Part 2/2)

U.S. sanctions due the conflict in Ukraine launched Russia's counter-offensive with bypassing the U.S. dollar system as its spear-head. My previous article ¥uan and Waterloo of Petro$(Part ½) describes this monetary war. The gas contract, signed between Russia and China in May 2014, and a new wave of the EU sanctions in September 2014 are paving the road towards the revival of traditional…See More
Nov 10, 2014
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¥uan and Waterloo of Petro$ (Part 1/2)

Ongoing western sanctions due Ukraine are pushing China and Russia to close cooperation – the great Eurasian axis is already in motion. Despite the headlines in mainstream western media related to civil war in Ukraine the primary war is being fought monetarily. The Russia-China Strategic Partnership (RCSP) is truly global in scope, having come to encompass the entire world to varying degrees. The Ukraine War might be the U.S. Dollar Waterloo event.As the Americans and their allies are trying to…See More
Oct 29, 2014
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Some Geostrategic Aspects in Russia vs. U.S. Relationship

An abstract of my discourse in Helsinki 11th Oct 2014Some Geostrategic Aspects in Russia vs.U.S. Relationship by Ari RUSILA“It is not about ideology, democracy nor respect for borders - It is about money and global power.”(AR viewpoint to issue)…See More
Oct 13, 2014
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Seeking For The Ukrainian Left

While trying to keep myself updated about Ukraine conflict in the middle of polarized one or another side exaggerated informationflow I finally found an interview which looks to be from local grassroots, a balanced analysis based reasonable arguments advocating a view of leftist organization about issues of Ukraine conflict. However as Ukraine's situation is on a new level of hybrid warfare, a theatre of mediawar with constant disinformation from all sides, I have tried to study a bit the…See More
Oct 1, 2014
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Arms Trade: Odessa Network

Odessa is not only Ukraine’s most important remaining port for access to the Black Sea. It has also allegedly been a key avenue for Russian companies to export, sometimes with illicit or controversial purposes, goods overseas. Russian arms to the regime of Syrian President Bashar al Assad allegedly flowed through Odessa, for example.In my earlier article Arms Trade: The Crux Of The MIC I described where U.S.…See More
Sep 22, 2014
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Arms Trade: The Crux Of The MIC

One aspect in geopolitical game is arms trade – from whom to buy and to whom to sell. Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has studied for 2012-2013 to see to whom the two biggest military powers as well the two leading exporters of weapons – U.S. and Russia were supplying their…See More
Sep 13, 2014
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Jordanian Sheikh: Allah gave Israel to the Jews

Jordanian Sheikh Ahmad al-Adwan adheres to his unconventional interpretation of the Koran, and is not afraid to enrage the Palestinians and their supporters. A Jordanian Quranic scholar, and former postal worker, cited the Quranic sources that affirm Islam and Judaism should have friendly relations and that ‘Palestine’ should be for Jews.In December 2012, Sheikh al-Adwan visited Israel and met with Jewish Rabbis including Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu in order to discuss peace and reconciliation between…See More
Aug 20, 2014
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Peculiarities of Operation Protective Edge

In Israeli-Palestinian conflict the policy “meet quiet with quiet” turned on July 2014 to violence leading to ongoing operation Protective Edge. Again one can see usual vicious cycle like few times before: Hamas terrorizes Israeli civilians with rockets, Israel responds and tries to disarm Hamas’ terrorist infrastructure, the innocent civilians on both sides of the border are paying the price, once again, and that military action will not guarantee long-term stability or peace.…See More
Jul 22, 2014

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Ari Rusila is a development project management expert and freelancer from Finland with a special interest in the Balkan region. His other interests include civil crisis management issues, Caucasus and middle East.
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Russia, Murmansk region
Serbia and Kosovo province
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Peacebuilding, Conflict Resolution, Development
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Program Design, Intervention
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Balkan's history
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Battlefield Yemen - Democracies In Action

Posted on March 29, 2015 at 9:33am 0 Comments

“If there the offensive develops to be a ground invasion, the Yemenis will prove that their country is the invaders’ graveyard,” (Sayyed Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi)

On Wednesday (25 Mar. 2015), Saudi Arabia announced a launch of a military operation against the Houthis, who currently control large parts of Yemen, including the capital Sanaa.…

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Knesset 2015: Forecast

Posted on March 15, 2015 at 8:15pm 0 Comments

1425070416233 On 17th March will Israel have voting for new Knesset and it seems to be creating very interesting scenarios for future.  Last polls show that now there is a real possibility to replace PM Netanyahu with centre-left option.  Centre-right Likud is losing elections to Zionist Union which is a new combination of Isaac Herzog's Labor party and Tzipi Livni's Hatnuah.  When PM Netanyahu made decision about early elections he or most analysts hardly were supposing so big change.  It…

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From History: "Beilin - Abu Mazen Plan"

Posted on March 8, 2015 at 7:41pm 0 Comments

 

Image result for beilin abu mazen document In 1993,  under the direction of Yasser Arafat's deputy, Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas) held secret negotiations with Israel's then–Deputy Foreign Minister, Yossi Beilin.  The negotiations gave birth to the "Beilin–Abu Mazen Understandings," (or Beilin-Abu Mazen plan or Beilin-Abu…

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The Mass Exodus of Kosovo Albanians

Posted on February 14, 2015 at 12:38pm 0 Comments

"Kosovo, alles Scheiße. Serbien, auch Scheiße. Deutschland, das ist gut. Da kann man arbeiten, fünf Euro die Stunde, egal ob schwarz oder nicht, es ist besser." (Rexhep Kurteshi)

The greatest exodus from Kosovo since the 1998-99 war has started. More than 15 years after NATO bombing Kosovo is witnessing a…

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At 12:50pm on October 28, 2010, Muhammad Tahir Tabassum said…
Hi Mr. Ari,
Its nice to contact with you in peace network. I will continue to watch you and please in touch with me in future.
At 3:23pm on March 23, 2010, Sohail Mahmood said…
hi ari
how are u doing?
nice connecting here
At 1:26pm on October 6, 2008, Damonegro said…
Thank you,
I have read some of your posts. It is glad to see independent opinion not motivated with interests of some group, state or other organization.
Regards!
 
 
 

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