Alexander Orlov

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

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At the beginning of the month, highly influential former President of Yemen Abdullah Saleh was assassinated at one of his…

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 that the time had come. The US President also announced that…

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…

New Ground Realities in Syria

222As it has become obvious from events unfolding in Syria, one would be right to bet on the destruction of militant terrorist groups instead of any sort of negotiations. After all, the talks in Astana, just like the Geneva talks before them, failed to create preconditions for the peaceful settlement of the Syrian…

Shaky Situations in Syria and Iraq

34234Despite the fact that reports of an imminent end to the Syrian war and the beginning of its economic recovery appear quite often, it is still too early to say that the Syrian Arab Republic is entering a peaceful phase of its development…

Positive Dynamics of the Situation in Syria

452131231Following the fierce fighting south of the SAR, where Syrian government forces, with the support of the Russian Special Forces, some units of the IRGC of Iran and several Hezbollah detachments repulsed the desperate attacks of DAISH…

Tehran has Struck a Crushing Blow to Washingt...

90435345On October 14, Baghdad issued an ultimatum to Kurdish militant groups, particularly the Peshmerga, demanding them to abandon the province of Kirkuk. Similar demands were voiced by Iraqi political leaders immediately after…

How Washington Found Itself in Bed with ISIS

345211222It is now clear that the unexpected counterattack that ISIS militants launched near the Deir ez-Zor and Palmyra, forcing Russia’s air group deployed in Syria to take urgent measures to repel it, that almost overran positions occupied…

It Seems that ISIS has No Intention of Surren...

65422342It’s no secret that the latest success achieved by Syrian troops near Deir ez-Zor, where they have managed to break the blockade of the city and liberate the better part of its outskirts from the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS), may turn out to be…


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