Alexander Orlov

The Situation in Syria Remains Tense

10341907701 2Although recent reports show that pro-government forces in Syria are successfully developing an offensive against radical militants, while recapturing one city after another, the actual success of Damascus is not as good as it…

Libya: between the USA, Qatar and Saudi Arabi...

345345345345In June of this year, the US President Barack Obama repeated what he said in an interview to the American media in March. He still believes that his greatest foreign policy mistake was the military intervention by the US in the Libyan…

The US State Department is Awaiting Hillary&#...

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It is clear that the US State Department’s senior level officials are awaiting Hillary Clinton’s term in the White House, while sharing her views on foreign policy along with a deep hatred of Russia. The ongoing US struggle against…

Syrian Situation: the War Continues

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As of the end of May this year, the situation in Syria has, in principle, remained largely unchanged, despite the intense fighting amongst all the parties involved in the conflict, including external participation from Russia and…

Turkey Would Soon be Submerged into Chaos

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While the ceasefire in Syria agreed upon by Russia and the US is being successfully implemented, the possible Turkish intervention in Syria that at some point seemed imminent is being gradually pushed aside from the front pages…

Is There Any Hope for Geneva Talks?

geneva-un-hqThe talks on the Syrian settlement in Geneva have taken a turn that could have been easily predicted. After the start of negotiations under the authority of the UN, launched on February 4 under an extensive amount of pressure from Washington, they…

Saudi Arabia: The Struggle for Throne has Beg...

234234234The power struggle in Saudi Arabia has been become increasingly intense since reports began appearing that King Salman Al Saud is preparing to step down, handing over the throne to his son Minister of Defense, Mohammad Al Saudwhile bypassing…

What Are the USA and Its NATO Allies Fighting...

345345345435On December 7, the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Syria filed a note of protest to the UN Security Council regarding the Air Force attack of the international coalition headed by the USA on a facility of the Syrian army in…

Should Russia Really Be Involved in the Iraqi...

13743The assault against Islamist forces in Syria that was launched by Russia’s warplanes and Syrian regular troops led to what can be easily described as a major victory – ISIL militants are now fleeing to Iraq. Yet the question over  what should be…

Why Would Turkey Shoot Down Russian Su-24

1448371324268On November 24 the Turkish Air Force shot down a Russian SU-24, which was carrying out sorties against terrorists in the Syrian province of Latakia, near the Syrian-Turkish border. It’s reported that both pilots managed to eject…

Who Could Organize the Paris Attacks?

453445222Now that public outcry provoked by the terrorist attacks in Paris has begun fading away, different analysts and intelligence agencies are trying to establish why France has been chosen as the target for these attacks. In a country where intelligence agencies are…

The Major Offensive in Syria is Gaining Steam

13921225333Throughout last week Russian airpower in Syria has been busy obliterating the positions of the Islamic State, al-Qaeda, Jabhat al-Nusra and a number of other terrorist groups, while carrying out up to 65 sorties a day. The number of targets destroyed exceeds…


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