Veniamin Popov

A Turning Point in Our History


At this time when the fight against the coronavirus epidemic is just beginning to be ramped up all over the world, it is probably too early to come to any definitive conclusions. However, one thing we are able to say right now is that this crisis is fundamentally changing the very face of our planet. To state the obvious, once we have gotten through this epidemic (and we will get through it!), the balance of…

Who is Behind the Push to Create a New Hotbed of Tensions?


On 6 February, the article entitled “The Black Sea should be a US and NATO priority” by Luke Coffey, the Director of the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy at the Heritage Foundation was published on the website of a U.S. think tank, the Middle East Institute. The author thinks that “the Black Sea is an important region for…

The Modern World is Becoming More Fragile


In mid-January, the Global Risks Report 2020 was published. The report which was drafted by over 750 international experts and decision makers predicts that the world can expect to see political polarization and a slowdown in economic growth in 2020. The report was developed with the support of researchers from the Oxford Martin School…

The War in Syria is now 7 years old


In March this year it will be seven years since the Syrian Arab Republic was flung into a difficult, intense and drawn-out crisis. The waves of the so-called ‘Arab Spring’ or ‘Arab Revolution’ that plunged Tunisia, Egypt and Libya into chaos and shook up other countries in the region reached Syria and disrupted normal life in what had once been, by Middle East…

The Face of the Enemy – Yesterday and Today


Over the last few centuries, roughly after the Peace of Westphalia when the borders of states were determined after unceasing and bloody wars, Russia with her vast territory, seas, rivers, forests, natural riches, brilliant composers, writers and, most importantly, her people…

Is There a Way to Put an End to the Spread of Terrorism


When reports about the terrorist attack in Manchester, that claimed the lives of 22 people and left some 100 more wounded, came flooding in, people in different parts of the world started crying: “How could this happen, yet…

The Divide Between the West and the Islamic World is Getting Dangerously Deep


The 21st century, which began with the horrendous terrorist attack of September 11, 2001, has been marked by a deepening division of civilizations – the struggle between which…

The Year it All Changed


It won’t be an exaggeration to say that in 2016 the balance of powers in the world has changed radically, just take a look at the so-called Brexit, Donald Trump’s presidential victory, the fact that François Fillon and Marine Le Pen…

Curious Developments are Taking Place in the West


Today one would hardly find a journal that wouldn’t report in pretty alarming tones the crisis in Europe and the West as a whole. In fact, the concept of the “West” appeared after the First and Second World Wars, and meant…

The West is Attempting to Face the Truth


I regularly read English printed media and should admit that the English deserve credit for their strong school of experts specializing in the Middle East, which remains one of the global leaders in the field. However, lately…

Alienation Between the West and the Muslim World on the Rise


It would seem logical that those who have seen it on TV, as well as eye-witnesses couldn’t be more unpleasantly surprised by the absurdity and obscenity of the situation. On a beach of the beautiful Mediterranean Sea – the cradle…

The Disastrous Affair: Thirteen Years Later


Indeed, there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed. A report was released on June 06, 2016 about Great Britain’s involvement in the March, 2003 military campaign launched by the U.S. against Iraq, based on the supposition…

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