Valery Kulikov

United States Adds Fuel to Yemen Conflict

On July 8, the representative of the Ansar Allah armed forces, Brigade General Yahya Saree, during a regular briefing on…

Is there a Way to Avoid an Escalation of Armed Violence in Libya?


According to many observers, the Libyan conflict is nearing its climax due to the number of players it now involves, a turning point which will be nothing short of crossing the Rubicon. Tensions are mounting in Libya today, and not only along the front line where the eastern and western centers of power clash, but also within…

In Africa, the United States is Actively Trying to Rein in China


Nowadays, it is impossible to imagine the global economic system, and the system of international relations as a whole, without one of its most actively, successfully developing countries: the People’s Republic of China. Therefore, paying attention to China’s activities in various regions around the world is of particular interest, and in the United State…

“Water Wars” are Turning into a Weapon of Mass Destruction


“Water wars” caused by drought, crop failures, and a shortage of fresh water are as urgent nowadays for the public in many areas as the use of nuclear bombs, chemical weapons, and other weapons of mass destruction. They lead to massive migration flows, exacerbate the political situation, and are the cause of armed clashes and wars. By 2025, forecasts…

Changing Balance of Power in Libya


Recently, there has been an increasing number of reports on the changing balance of power in Libya not only concerning the opposing sides in the Libyan conflict but also external forces, particularly Turkey, that are a part of it. Since Turkey’s yet undiminished involvement in the war in Libya, in many ways, still remains a decisive factor in the conflict…

Conflict in Libya Intensifies


Despite international community’s efforts to resolve the Libyan conflict via peaceful means, it is intensifying and new participants are becoming embroiled in it. On June 21, while inspecting Egyptian Armed Forces of Western Military Region stationed in the Sidi Barrani air base, located near the border with Libya, President of Egypt Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi told the troops to “be prepared to carry out any…

Could the Jewels of the Mediterranean Unleash a World War?


In recent days, the situation in the Mediterranean region’s eastern section has grown ever more tense. The discovery here of huge natural gas reserves has exacerbated not only simmering regional conflicts, but also the emergence of new ones, which could possibly entangle a number of NATO countries. Regional states such…

The Geopolitical Power Balance is Tilting from West to East


Most global crises and disasters compel countries and people to join together to tackle the troubles they are faced with more successfully, and to build a better society and wider world. However, the response to the coronavirus pandemic that has engulfed the world has been the complete opposite so far. Many analysts including those in the United States…

Libya’s Negotiating Table


Since the military intervention in Libya by an international coalition (primarily comprised of NATO member states, led by Washington) began in 2011, it has been impossible to establish a stable centralized government in the country. The nation ended up being divided between the Government of National Accord (GNA, an opponent to military forces), headed by Fayez Mustafa al-Sarraj…

Hong Kong’s Response to Washington


A fierce confrontation between the United States and China, which has further intensified during the Coronavirus era, has become a staple in recent years. In order to exacerbate this conflict, Washington has employed numerous tools, such as pulling out of a number of bilateral and even international agreements; aggressively using sanctions; ramping up propaganda efforts…

“Greater Israel” and North Africa


In his diaries, the father of modern political Zionism, Theodor Herzl, wrote that the area of the Jewish State stretched from the Brook of Egypt to the Euphrates. The “Greater Israel” (or the “Yinon”) plan, first drafted more than a century ago, entails “weakening and eventually fracturing neighboring Arab states as part of a US-Israeli expansionist project, with the…

Israel and US are Staging a War while EU Stands By


On May 25, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that his new government has six key goals, the main one being to implement what US President Donald Trump describes as “the deal of the century” — the annexation of parts of Samaria and the Jordan Valley. Netanyahu called implementing US President Donald Trump’s peace plan “a historic opportunity…

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