Alexander Orlov

Has the Arab Spring Come to Jordan?

7650For a whole week now, Jordan has been shaken by nonstop waves of protests against the draft law on reforming tax reform, for which the IMF lobbied for adoption. This reform calls for significant growth in the income tax. As a result, from June 1 prices in Jordan have already…

Will Qatar Start Buying Russia’s S-400?

6881Recently Saudi Arabia has expressed its concern over the negotiations, taking place between Moscow and Doha, on the purchase of the missile system S-400. According to the French newspaper Le Monde, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia threatened to retaliate militarily if Qatar proceeds with…

The Changing Situation in Libya: Haftar Goes ...

76545345On 18 December, the Supreme Commander of the Libyan Army, Marshal Khalifa Haftar announced the expiration of the Skhirat Agreement on the subject of national reconciliation, signed on 17 Dec 2015 under the auspices of…

Brace for Impact: Israel, Saudi Arabia and th...

1489158630The Russian Defense Ministry recently announced that the United States is training a new armed force at the former refugee camp in El Khaseq province, citing the Center for Syrian Reconciliation…

Israeli-Saudi Clash with Iran on Syrian Soil ...

D34231231As was expected, once Moscow and Washington started disputing who attained victory over ISIS in Syria, the militants of this terrorist organization decided that they would need to demonstrate that it’s too early to write them…

Has the War in Syria Finished?

T5345345On 11 December, on his way to Egypt, the Russian president stopped off at the Armed Forces’ base in Khmeimim, where he congratulated Russian soldiers on the defeat of DAESH and announced the beginning of Russian troops’ withdrawal from Syria. In fact, in the meeting with…

As the War in Yemen Spins Out of Control, Teh...

H56324234At the beginning of the month, highly influential former President of Yemen Abdullah Saleh was assassinated at one of his residences. It is reported that his body was displayed to the public to show them that the “traitor” was killed, while…

Trump has Added Insult to Injury by Recognizi...

3447876969Just a couple days ago, US President Donald Trump 

announced Washington was prepared to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, noting that he decided…

Middle East is Risking to Pay Too High a Pric...

1512454170777At the end of November, a major crisis erupted in Yemen, when a former President Ali Abdullah Saleh announced his intentions to start negotiations with the Saudi-led coalition…

The Sochi Summit – Concluding Remarks

Russia-Turkey-Iran summit on Syria in SochiThe three-party Sochi summit on Syria, between Russia, Iran and Turkey has not even started and many countries have already decided the future fate of that country and have rushed to declare that terrorism in Syria has been almost completely defeated. This…

Revelations of a High-Profile Qatari Official...

h673242323A few days ago, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Qatar Hamad Bin Jassim in an interview with the BBC announced that his country had been providing all sorts of assistance…

The Complicated Situation Around Lebanon

664tIt seems that Tehran has realized the threat of a conflict with the coalition, the instigators of which are Saudi Arabia and Israel, and decided to reduce the tension. The Islamic Republic of Iran has back-pedaled. At the briefing on November 13, a representative…


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