Veniamin Popov

Is There a Way to Put an End to the Spread of...

435343242342When reports about the terrorist attack in Manchester, that claimed the lives of 22 people and left some 100 more wounded, came flooding in, people in different parts of the world started crying: “How could this happen, yet…

The Divide Between the West and the Islamic W...

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The 21st century, which began with the horrendous terrorist attack of September 11, 2001, has been marked by a deepening division of civilizations – the struggle between which…

The Year it All Changed

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It won’t be an exaggeration to say that in 2016 the balance of powers in the world has changed radically, just take a look at the so-called Brexit, Donald Trump’s presidential victory, the fact that François Fillon and Marine Le Pen…

Curious Developments are Taking Place in the ...

4231231231Today one would hardly find a journal that wouldn’t report in pretty alarming tones the crisis in Europe and the West as a whole. In fact, the concept of the “West” appeared after the First and Second World Wars, and meant…

The West is Attempting to Face the Truth

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I regularly read English printed media and should admit that the English deserve credit for their strong school of experts specializing in the Middle East, which remains one of the global leaders in the field. However, lately…

Alienation Between the West and the Muslim Wo...

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It would seem logical that those who have seen it on TV, as well as eye-witnesses couldn’t be more unpleasantly surprised by the absurdity and obscenity of the situation. On a beach of the beautiful Mediterranean Sea – the cradle…

The Disastrous Affair: Thirteen Years Later

353453453453Indeed, there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed. A report was released on June 06, 2016 about Great Britain’s involvement in the March, 2003 military campaign launched by the U.S. against Iraq, based on the supposition…

Once Again on the Crisis of European Civiliza...

54645645645It’s as if there is an ongoing competition for the best headline for the leading story. Smart and sharp-tongued journalists have had a field day. ‘Summer of Discontent’, ‘The Last Supper’ – this is about the last meal of Prime Minister of…

Centennial Anniversary of the Sykes–Picot Agr...

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In May 2016 it will be 100 years since the signing of a document which went down in history under the title “the Sykes–Picot Agreement” (by the names of two diplomats—a Frenchman François Georges-Picot and an Englishman Mark Sykes). It defined…

Arab Spring or Arab Winter?

238165-01-08-1451921059-780x439The current year, 2016, is a watershed in the history of the Middle East. It has been almost 5 years since the beginning of the so-called “Arab Spring,” which for many turned suddenly into “winter.” Another historic date marks 100 years since…

Some Thoughts on the Ongoing Syrian Crisis

4b5086115It is not surprising that the dramatic events taking place today in such a relatively small country as Syria, with 20 million people and not very rich in natural resources, are now out on the front pages of the world media: the point is that they, like a water…


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