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The Drone Eats With Me by Atef Abu Saif (Book Review)

It seems Israel will never leave Gaza. It is always here, even if its soldiers are not visible, patrolling the streets as they did not so long ago. The occupation is now truly twenty-first century—the best drone technology in the world...
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Jack London’s “The Iron Heel” (Book review)

The Iron Heel is a dystopian novel by American writer Jack London. Published in 1908, it sets out to warn that a dangerous new society is rising on the horizon...
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“Free Odessa – Odessa Republic – Southwest Territory (1917-1919)” by Victor Savchenko (Book review)

Geopolitics has different expressions, usually global or regional, but sometimes it can be interesting to understand the phenomenon of geopolitics through the local angle. Victor Savchenko’s book which I present today is truly one of those books that give us a picture of how geopolitics works at the local level...
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Eugen Richter „Pictures of the Socialistic Future” (Book review)

The history of the future (futurology), the philosophy of history, geopolitics and astropolitics are the most interesting fields of human knowledge...
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Yevgeny Zamyatin “We” (Book review)

The first anti-utopia was written in 1920 in the Soviet Russia by Evgeni Zamyatin. In Russia, the novel was published only in 1988, and the reaction in Soviet Russia in the 20s was outrage, forcing Zamyatin to leave the country...
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Konstantin Tsiolkovsky “Adventures of the Atom”. Book review

Konstantin Eduardovich was not only a genius astrophysicist and rocket scientist, but also created a cosmic philosophy which he presented in his many different articles, essays and novels...
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Michail Leontiev. “The Great Game (Great Britain against Russia and the USSR)”. Book review

This book was written in 2008 by one of the staunch supporters of Vladimir Putin’s regime. Mikhail Leontiev was born in Moscow in 1958 and for many years was involved in Russian politics, more specifically in Russian media space...
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“Our Middle East. Notes of the Soviet Ambassador to Egypt and Iran” by Vladimir Mikhailovich Vinogradov

The book which I would like to present has historical importance for those who are interested in the revolutionary events in Iran between the three historical periods of this ancient country...

Makhmut Gareev “My last war (Afghanistan without Soviet troops)”

This book sheds light on the Soviet Union’s strategic convulsions in Afghanistan when the country almost collapsed but still by inertia was trying to behave as a Superpower with geopolitical commitments.

Russell Grenfell’s Sea Power (1940)

In the far southwestern corner of England, overlooking the blue Atlantic and the green rolling hills of Penwith, there is a village of tiny grey stone cottages...

Understanding Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s “The Social Contract” and other essays in XXI century

Rousseau’s philosophy is mainly interpreted in two ways: firstly (and most commonly) through the concept of Romanticism, merging his ideas with his extraordinary personality...

Hannah Arendt “On Revolution”. Book review

Hannah Arendt is quite a popular theoretician in universities of the West, well known for her development of the theory of Totalitarianism. Her intellectual interests were based upon the main problems of the XX century...

Brothers Karamazov as a geopolitical novel

The River Polist has its source at Lake Polisto in the western part of the Valdai Hills (about 400 km east of Riga). It becomes navigable at Staraya Russa...

Arthur Herman. “1917. Lenin, Wilson and the Birth of the New World Disorder”. Book review

Arthur L. Herman (1956) is an American historian and senior fellow at the Hundson Institute.  This book is his latest piece published in 2017.

Davor Marijan “STORM” (2010)

In terms of military strategy and theory of warfare on the European continent, the post-Cold War period has had one specific feature. Namely, it has typically been a fight between unequal forces...

Igor Zagrebelny „Międzymorze. Szansa prawie utracona”. Book review

This is the first major attempt in Ukraine since the events of 2014 to address the phenomenon of the Intermarium. It undertakes a deep intellectual reflection about the place of Ukraine in this developing geopolitical project.
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Journey to a forgotten place: Czesław Miłosz’s “The Issa Valley”

Lithuania. A unique place in Polish cultural awareness...

„On the Zbrucz” by Wiesław Helak

Winner of the Józef Mackiewicz Literary Award 2018

How Japan planned to win the Pacific War

- seen through the eyes of an intelligence officer of the Japanese fleet

Country of Origin? ‘Eastern Europe’: the life and times of Józef Mackiewicz

Józef Mackiewicz is not a well-known figure amongst the Polish people.
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