Vladimir Simonov

Qatar: Wind of Change or a Minor Facelift?

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After the Cabinet reshuffling at the beginning of this year, when many prominent representatives of the Al-Attiyah clan, the second most powerful after the House of Thani, were replaced with members of the ruling dynasty, some experts in…

OPEC Meeting and its Consequences for Oil Pro...

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The results of the recent OPEC meeting were pretty predictable – all the member states announced their reluctance to cut oil production levels, while some are even planning to increase them. In the meantime, Iran wants to…

Would Moscow Persuade Damascus to Take Peace ...

14303075333Late oMarch 14, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin summoned Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to the Kremlin in order to announce in front of numerous TV crews that Russia was beginning a partial withdrawal of…

McCain is Playing Chicken With Baghdad

5646455455According to the Iraq Press Agency, the head of the Iraqi parliamentary bloc Irada, Hannan al-Fetlaui stated that up to 100,00 foreign troops are headed to Iraq. Up to 90,000 are going to be sent by the Arab and Gulf States to Iraq to fight the Islamic State…

A321 Crash: The Qatari Trace

34234234111Recently, a number of Western journals have been trying to persuade readers that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “war” in Syria is aimed at diverting public attention in Russia from the complex social and economic problems that have been caused by falling…

Qatar is Caught in the Middle of Yet Another ...

5664533222The former Prime Minister of Qatar Hamad bin Jassim has been caught at the center of yet another scandal, but this time around the charges pressed against him imply something more serious than “mere” corruption. The British court has recently…

Terrorism Remains Pakistan’s Chief Prob...

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Despite the increased efforts of the government, the army and the law enforcement agencies of Pakistan, innovated methods for combating…

Complicated Domestic Situation in Pakistan

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Despite recent efforts from Pakistani authorities towards stabilizing their domestic political situation, the reigning atmosphere there remains unstable and can…

The Struggle for Yemen Rages On

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The so-called international community which is allegedly united by the UN continues to demonstrate utter and complete impotency in the…

Iran Nuclear Agreement: What Comes AroundR...

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Once the initial euphoria over a successful conclusion of negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program has worn off, more realistic or…

Qatar’s Interests in the Russian Economy

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Apparently, the Qatari sheikhs have no idea that Russia is not the Upper Volta, studded with missiles, as the United…

Is Qatar Attacking Russia?

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The Qatari newspaper Al Raya which is close to the family of Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and expresses…

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