Maxim Egorov

Libya: the Two Realities


At the moment, when the whole world’s attention is drawn to the highly difficult situation in Syria, to the US and Russian efforts to work out a ceasefire agreement and to the joint fight against ISIL, the situation in Libya, another State ruined by the efforts of Western countries…

The Libyan Dilemma


Giving an interview to the Russian News Agency Sputnik on September 5, Supreme Commander-in-chief of Libyan armed forces General Khalifa Haftar criticized the anti-ISIS airstrikes launched by the US air forces in the area of…

The Libyan Entanglement


Speaking on June 1 in Elkhart, Indiana, US President Barack Obama repeated his earlier admission that he still considered the military intervention in Libya to be one of his greatest errors in foreign affairs. This time however, he…

Instigators of the Syrian Conflict Have Made Themselves Known


The UN Security Council on February 20 found itself unable to reach an agreement on a Russian resolution draft that urges all parties to ensure the preservation of Syria’s territorial integrity. It would seem very…

Middle East: The Game of Death is Getting Cruel


Looking at numerous and often contradicting statements that world leaders make about the ongoing conflict in Syria and the fight against ISIL sometimes even an experienced analyst would struggle to discern what is really happening in the Middle East…

The Bleeding Wounds of Yemen


On December 1 acting President of Yemen Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi made a number of new appointments in his cabinet. Brigadier General Hussein Arab was appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister. Foreign Minister Riad Yassin was replaced with the more…

Russia’s National Interests in the Middle East


The death of Yevgeny Primakov, a remarkable Russian statesman of the second half of the twentieth century, has marked the end of an era in Russian Oriental studies. Therefore, a question on how Russia should move forward within the so-called…

Middle East: Conceptual Dead-end of the US Strategy


In recent decades, the US Middle East policy, according to Henry Kissinger, has been based on three pillars: ensuring the security of Israel as a major ally of Washington in the Middle East, preventing the emergence in the Middle East geopolitical space…

Big Terror is Back to Saudi Arabia

A terrorist attack in the village of El-Kadih near the Shia enclave of Qatif in the Eastern Province of Saudi…

Middle East on the Verge of Breaking the Strategic Balance

The nearing deadline to conclude negotiations between Iran and the US on Iran's nuclear at the end of March this…

Lebanese Elections – a Part of a Deal Between US and Iran?

Lebanon is a relatively small, but extremely specific country, therefore universal criteria cannot be commonly applied to it. For this reason the Arab Spring that…

The Peshmerga are in Kobani and the Americans are in Erbil

On the face of it, the apparently torpid and never-ending campaign by the West and their regional allies against the…

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