Middle East

Turkey’s “Apology” to Russi...

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The Washington Post summarizes the recent apology offered to Russia by Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in its article, “Turkish president apologizes for downing of Russian warplane last year.” It reports: Turkish…

Syria, Western Capitalism & The Psycholo...

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On June 12th, 2016, the Syrian revolution visited the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. A fanatical extremist, armed with a US-made weapon, visited a public place. Innocent people, just trying to relax on a Saturday evening…

From the Sykes-Picot Agreement to the Arab Sp...

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In recent weeks, the media and academic circles in the Middle East have been particularly often mentioning two names – Sykes and Picot. This fact was associated with a 100-year anniversary of the secret agreement that was signed in…

Obama’s “New Beginning” was...

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It’s been seven years since Obama delivered his famous speech at Cairo University in June 2009, which at the time was quite ironically heralded as the “new beginning” since it was believed that it would open a new page in the US…

Hezbollah Wages an Existential Battle in Syri...

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Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah has announced his intentions to reinforce positions within Syria, particularly in Aleppo. Al-Manar in its article, “S. Nasrallah: Hezbollah Will Reinforce Troops in Aleppo to Achieve Major Victory”…

Russia in the Middle East in light of the US ...

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Judging by President Vladimir Putin’s statements, which he made on June 17, 2016, at SPIEF, Moscow is now beginning to understand that Hillary Clinton, not Donald Trump, is more likely to win the US presidential election this…

Turkey’s Culture War: The Art of Fasti...

345345345222Reversing L. P. Hartley’s by now near-proverbial 1953 phrase, Turkey specialists, historians, and commentators alike are now in a position where they can safely remark that the present is “a different country,” that they really…

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 ROI of Crisis Building in the Middle East...

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George Soros’ supposed philanthropy is actually a functional instrument of investing. Nowhere is this more clearly seen than in the hedge fund billionaire’s Middle East effort. As one researcher mildly put it, “Soros-funded…

Are There any Prospects for Future Russia-US ...

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In recent days, American sources and major US-controlled media, including Arabic media, have produced a whole range of statements that cast doubt on the prospects of further US-Russian cooperation on the contentious…

US Seeks Direct Confrontation with Russia in ...

342342342423The US has recently accused Russia of bombing what it calls “US-backed rebels” in southern Syria. CBS News in their article, “Russia ignores warnings, bombs U.S. – backed Syrian rebel group,” would claim: On Friday, Defense Secretary…

When Will Erdogan Step Down?

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Just a short while ago the Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan was bragging that he would step down if his connections with ISIS are to be proven. Since that moment on numerous media sources across the globe published an extensive…


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