Alexander Orlov

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…

Hard Times in Deir ez-Zor

623453242Predictably, the Deir ez-Zor offensive of the Syrian forces is not likely to be a leisurely stroll for the Syrian troops despite the strong Russian air support and involvement of the Iranian IRGC and Hezbollah units in actions. The militants of…

Damascus Making Progress in the Fight Against...

5643242342From September 14 to September 15, Astana held its sixth round of talks on Syria, in which the delegations of the guarantor countries Russia, Turkey and Iran, the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic and the Syrian opposition…

The Situation in Syria Remains Tense

10341907701 2Although recent reports show that pro-government forces in Syria are successfully developing an offensive against radical militants, while recapturing one city after another, the actual success of Damascus is not as good as it…

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 US State Department is Awaiting Hillary&#...

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It is clear that the US State Department’s senior level officials are awaiting Hillary Clinton’s term in the White House, while sharing her views on foreign policy along with a deep hatred of Russia. The ongoing US struggle against…


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