Valery Kulikov

Is the “Shadow War” between Iran and Israel Spiraling?

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On July 29, according to the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO, a unit of the British Navy), there was an attack in the Arabian Sea on the oil tanker Mercer Street, associated with Israeli billionaire Eyal Ofer, killing two crew members, one British and one Romanian. The incident occurred northeast of Masirah Island of Oman about 300 kilometers southeast…

Russia is Actively Working on an Alternative to the Suez Canal

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For economic success, as we know, it is not enough to produce goods. It also needs to be delivered to the buyer. That’s why transportation routes are becoming more and more critical every day. And why, along with the use of already well-known transport routes, China, for example, is creating its own New Silk Road, building an alternative to the Panama Canal in Nicaragua…

Britain’s Migration Policy Causes Dissatisfaction

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The UK Home Office has recently announced one of the latest attempts by some 430 migrants to cross the English Channel to enter the United Kingdom illegally. For example, a group of 50 people, including women and children, arrived at the shore of Kent County in one boat. Since the beginning of 2021, about 8,000 people on about 345 boats have already entered Britain…

Are Egypt and Turkey on the Path to Reconciliation?

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In recent years, relations between Egypt and Turkey have been complicated on several fronts. There has been no relationship between Cairo and Ankara since 2013 (i.e., when the Egyptian coup d’état took place). Much of the foreign policy conflict between the countries is due to the fact that Turkey is actively seeking to take control of the Arab world, in which Egypt sees…

What was the End Result of the US Attempt to Stage a Coup in Turkey in 2016?

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Five years ago, on the night of July 15-16, 2016, a group of military conspirators tried to unseat Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim. The residence of the president was attacked, military vehicles took to the streets in large cities, and the insurrectionists’ aircraft carried out strikes on the parliament…

The Consequences of the Coronavirus Pandemic are Dire

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More than four million people worldwide have died from COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins University. Three countries account for more than one third of all the deaths in the world: the largest number is in the United States, with 606,000, accounting for 15% of all deaths, followed by Brazil and India. However, given the difficulty of accurately tracking the spread…

Will EU Form its Army to Reinforce Sovereignty?

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In 2012, the European Union received the Nobel Peace Prize for “advancing the causes of peace, reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe”. But in less than ten years, instead of continuing to promote the aforementioned values, the EU “is taking two big steps to bolster its defense capacity and engage in military conflicts through training…

Washington is Progressively Losing the “Match” it is Playing with Tehran

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For decades now, under Israeli pressure Washington has been trying to play a “power game” with Tehran to bleed it dry, and prevent it from gaining the upper hand in its regional competition with Tel Aviv. Moreover, in this patently self-defeating confrontation, the United States is facing a mounting number of political defeats every day…

US Tumbles From the First Place

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Recently, the phrase US President Joe Biden used during his June trip to Europe, “America is back”, has, it would seem, become one of the most popular topics of world-wide discussions and conversations. So what did the US come back to? In an opinion piece published by The New York Times on June 23, 2021, the author expounds on his theory that the United States is lagging…

Great Britain – the Queen of Lies and Provocations

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Global media outlets have been busy reporting about an incident involving British servicemen who, in a provocative move, intentionally entered Russian territorial waters and failed to comply with a request from the Russian military until members of the latter were forced to fire warning shots. On June 23, 2021, HMS Defender, a British warship, sailed near Cape…

A Continuation of the Libyan Political Dialogue

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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has called on participants in the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) to hold an in-person meeting in Switzerland from June 28 to July 1 to “develop proposals on how to hold the national elections in Libya, especially in regard to the constitutional platform for the upcoming voting”. Right before this meeting…

The Objective Need to Find an Alternative to the Suez Canal is Obvious to All

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Given the apparent congestion of the Suez Canal and the continuing objective threats of new accidents on this transport route, as well as on the sections associated with it, the question of finding an alternative to this route has become very acute. Ships have continually run aground here ever since the Suez Canal was opened. The importance…


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