Prof. Mihail Konstantinov (66)

  • Saving Europe

    Saving Europe

    Not every important bit of news creates headlines, especially if it does not suit the left-wing liberal establishment that has been dragging Europe into a possibly bottomless abyss. Fortunately, there have been a lot of reports not to the aforementioned European political elite’s liking of late. According to one piece of news, steps to save Europe are beginning to yield fruit, albeit tentatively.

  • 500 million refugees

    500 million refugees

    Yes, that is how many the refugees in Europe have become. We, the entirety of the continent’s population, have been made to feel like refugees in our own countries by the region’s plethora of irresponsible leaders. They have not only allowed Europe to become a test field for terrorist methods and skills but continue to respond in an inept, careless and even downright stupid way to everything that is happening. Just think of the German leadership’s reaction regarding the latest terrorist attacks in Brussels on 22 March – they urged us to show solidarity and responsibility!

  • Turkish gambit

    Turkish gambit

    In chess a gambit is an opening in which the player sacrifices a pawn or even a more important piece in order to accelerate the pace of the game and gain vantage ground for an attack on the opposing king. Variations of this strategy were first described by the Spaniard Ruy Lopez de Segura in 1561 and have since been regarded as a romantic, if sometimes ineffective route to a quick victory (or a quick loss, whenever things go not according to plan). There is no opening described as a Turkish gambit as of yet but perhaps we are about to see one of the military and political kind that could drive the Middle East and even the world to the brink of a major war. Can this conflict be avoided and what are the possible scenarios for the near future?

  • The fortunate generation

    The fortunate generation

    I am a representative of the so-called fortunate generation (maybe the most fortunate in Europe’s history) and so is almost every reader of this article. So let us define it first. It is the generation of all people who were born and have been living on this continent post-WWII. Of course, in demographic terms this technically means at least two generations.

  • The end of political correctness

    The end of political correctness

    The title is a metaphor; we still have not seen the end of the lie known as “political correctness”. But maybe we are reaching the end of the road for the great European civilisation and its byproduct - the American civilisation. We, who still live, have the chance to find out for ourselves what and who is threatened by imminent demise.

  • An empire awakens

    An empire awakens

    The Islamic Republic of Iran is a formidable religious power with a total area of 1,650,000 km2 and population of nearly 80 million. Iranians consider themselves, and rightly so, the successors of one of the oldest human civilisations. Iran is also a major military power – its peacetime armed forces numbers 550,000 people, while the reserve is of almost 2 million people.

  • Resource wars

    Resource wars

    Despite being universally accepted, the term religious war is slightly misleading because, no matter what packaging and apparent characteristics might suggest, all wars are first and foremost fought over resources. So it is fair to say that these are resource wars. We are biological creatures and therefore need natural resources to survive and procreate. The more the global population grows and our civilisation evolves, the more resources are required. As a result, the Earth’s resources are becoming scarcer and so the wars that are being and will be ostensibly fought in the name of liberation, conquest or religion will turn more vicious because these are battles for resources.

  • Global military power

    Global military power

    In the aftermath of the military and political crisis that resulted from the downing of a Russian warplane SU-24M by a Turkish F-16 in Syrian airspace, a wave of analyses examined the likelihood of a major armed conflict between NATO and Russia or a regional one between Russia and Turkey.

  • The perfect crisis

    The perfect crisis

    The makings of a perfect military and political crisis can be easily observed in the Middle East, the cradle of modern civilisation. It may escalate into an all-out World War III in which there would be no protected territories or untouchable leaders (not to mention the peoples, traditionally the main victims of conflict). However, the majority of experts believe such a scenario relatively unlikely. What is more probable is a deep and protracted crisis in the region that will reshape political, economic and military alliances.

  • The weird end of the Chancellor

    The weird end of the Chancellor

    After England’s current monarch, Queen Elisabeth II, surpassed her distant predecessor Queen Victoria’s record reign of 63 years and seven months, political analysts started wondering whether we could see another record in a few years – this time set by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has been in power for nearly a decade.