Alexander Orlov

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…

Anti-Syrian Forces are Keen on Saving Islamis...

335101It is now clear that the recent visit of the Deputy Crown Prince and Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Defence Mohammad bin Salman and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to Russia to meet Russia’s President Vladimir Putin led to…

Forces Align in Yemen After Renewed Saudi Str...

1t7fu-6XuhJEhB1HSK2-240_634x422The Saudi-led coalition resumed air strikes on Yemeni capital Sana’a after a five-day ceasefire. Dozens of families were forced out of their homes. These are the most large-scale bombings since the five-day ceasefire ended on May 17. The issue…

Yemen Conflict is Raising the Regional Stakes

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Back in early April the Iranian government sent its destroyer to the Red Sea to patrol the Yemeni coast. Iranian…

Saudi Arabia and the New Witch-hunt

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Out of the blue the king of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has made a number of unexpected changes…

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