Viktor Mikhin

Yemen: When Will the War End at Last?


According to media reports, Saudi Arabia told the Yemeni Houthis in behind-the-scenes, high-level talks that it would sign a UN proposal for a nationwide ceasefire if the group, which has ties to Iran, agrees to a buffer zone set up along the kingdom’s borders. If this deal is struck, it would mark the biggest breakthrough in efforts to achieve a political settlement since…

Middle East is on the Scales of US Politics


At a time when the tarnished Donald Trump knocks the thresholds of various kinds of courts in the vain hope of regaining his former glory, many heads of state, politicians and experts begin to seriously think about what to expect from Joe Biden, suffering from dementia. How should they do business with him if he really becomes the new President of the United States…

Middle East in the Vortex of the US “Election”


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with the gumption natural to him, sent his “warm congratulations” to Joe Biden on his, as the Israeli World Israel News wrote, “alleged victory in the US elections,” despite the fact that President Donald Trump has not accepted the elections by democratic means. Similar loyal feelings towards the USA were expressed…

Africa: the Problems are Tough, but Solvable


Egypt and Sudan have corroborated they will participate in re-established trilateral negotiations with Ethiopia after nearly seven weeks of deadlock – something suggested by the president of the African Union (AU) – concerning the controversial Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) project. Cairo did confirm to Ahram Online that a six-party videoconference…

Kuwait Stands on the Cusp of Future Changes


The sad news from Kuwait, where Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah died at the age of 91, literally rocked the entire world. A special session of the UN General Assembly was held that was dedicated to this event, where delegates from all over the world observed a minute of silence for the loss of an intelligent, virtuous ruler who was presented with a Humanitarian Award…

Azerbaijan and the Plans of Israeli Politicians


As the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh mushrooms, the Israeli-Azerbaijani arms trade is flourishing, and in this case Netanyahu’s government is being chiefly guided by economic benefits, with political calculations, or rather miscalculations, in second place after those. It should be pointed out that at present the Israeli economy is experiencing great difficulties due to the pandemic…

Sudan: Important Successes Scored Inside the Country


All world news agencies have already reported that in the capital of South Sudan, Juba, the leaders of the country’s armed groups and the Sudanese authorities signed a landmark peace agreement aimed at ending the decades of war that have claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. The country’s expert community and politicians are confident…

Bahrain in the Wake of US and Israeli Policies


Bahrain, a small emirate located in the Persian Gulf, became the next country following the UAE to establish peaceful relations with Israel, after heavy pressure from the US. Of course, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa called this step a “historic achievement” designed to serve not only the interests of his kingdom, but also to help establish peace in this turbulent region of the world…

The UAE-Israeli Connection: Who Benefits from All This?


The normalization of relations between countries in the Arab world and Israel is an extraordinary event, and therefore signing the peace agreements with the UAE and Bahrain – in Washington under Donald Trump’s hawk-eyed gaze – caused a flurry of comments, analytical articles, reports, and just plain speculation. But there is something that all these…

Turkey: Erdogan Continues to Pursue an Old, Failed Course


Turkey’s great, imperial past, and the ideas associated with neo-Ottomanism, are quite popular and widespread in various strata of Turkish society. This all forces its political elites, and the country’s leadership, to proceed from the point of this sociopolitical dream, and act more decisively to try to revive this project of neo-imperialism. This course, as politicians see…

Middle East: When will Palestinian Issue be Resolved?


President of the State of Palestine and Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbas asked the United Nations to convene an international conference on the Middle East in 2021, after two Gulf states normalized their ties with Israel and once the US presidential election has taken place.  According to his statement, “a genuine peace process” will lead…

The Libyan Crisis is Now at a Crossroads


The disastrous crisis in Libya, which either seems to die down or explode with combat operations, continues to alarm the world community and be a bane for North Africa. But recently, both the world community and the Libyans themselves have taken a number of measures that, if they are executed precisely, may lead to a more peaceful situation in this turbulent country…

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