Vladimir Odintsov

Pandemic is Still in the Limelight of International Politics


Assessing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Niall Ferguson, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, pointed out in an interview with the German publication Handelsblatt, that its economic impact is more comparable to that of a world war. This applies to both the huge financial assistance provided…

Erdogan Rushes to Form a Broad Coalition of pro-Turkish Forces


Amid the failure of US policy and credibility and the decline of the European Union’s role in international affairs and relations with the United States, Turkish leader Erdogan is rushing to build a broad coalition of pro-Turkish forces in Central Asia and the Mediterranean. He emphasizes strengthening his influence in Central Asia…

UAE is Gradually becoming a Geopolitical Player in its Own Right


As the ‘unifying and governing’ role of the US in the Middle East diminishes, the leading countries of the region are beginning to adjust their relations with each other, becoming more involved in the struggle for influence and resources, among other things. Until recently, the United Arab Emirates (UAEDahJTkfw was part of one Sunni camp…

Is Mongolia Refusing a Non-Permanent Seat in the UN Security Council?


On September 23, the President of Mongolia, Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh took part in a full session of the UN General Assembly, in which he set out Mongolia’s position on various current issues in international relations. In his speech, he focused particularly on the topic of cooperation between Mongolia and the United Nations…

The West Demonstrates its Pseudo-fight against Racism


Recently, one has seen more and more reports in various media about the alleged commitment of Western countries to fight racism. Against this backdrop, monuments to slave owners and colonialists on both sides of the Atlantic are defiantly demolished, and various initiatives to “eradicate racism” are increasing. Whereas students at American high school Park Hill South…

Afghanistan and Erdogan’s “Great Turan”


After the withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan, Turkey intends to play a more important role in the country and cooperate with the Taliban. 2,000 Turkish soldiers have been part of the international military contingent within the ISAF mission in Afghanistan since the beginning. From June 2002 to August 2005, Turkish commanders were responsible for the mission…

Libyan Refugee Crisis Highlighted Crime Problems


Illegal migration has turned into a lucrative business a long time ago as hundreds of thousand Africans and Asians stream into Europe. For criminal networks, law enforcement agencies and even international terrorist groups it has become a bonanza to capitalize on. Shortly before his tragic death, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was warning the EU that Libya was one…

Criticism of Individual COVID-19 Vaccines Continues Unabated


Although the official death toll from COVID-19 currently stands at 4.5 million, individual experts estimate that the actual death toll could be as high as 15.2 million. Therefore, it is not surprising to see increased attention in all countries on the effectiveness of the world’s vaccines against the coronavirus pandemic and an active discussion…

Has the “Cold War” between Turkey and the UAE Ended?


An Ankara-initiated phone call on August 31 between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Crown Prince of Abu Dabi Mohamed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan drew the attention of the broad political establishment and raised questions about its possible implications for many countries in the Arab-Muslim world. First of all, does it signal an end to the Cold War…

Will Europe be Saved by Its Own Army?


The fact that Europeans need their joint armed forces can be heard more and more often in the European Union lately. The number of such statements has increased noticeably, especially against the backdrop of the US and NATO’s failure in Afghanistan. “America is leaving Afghanistan not only defeated but humiliated,” writes the French Le Figaro…

Will There be an Afghangate, Followed by Iraqgate and Syriagate in the US?


Today, after the disgraceful withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, not only in the US but all over the world, there is an active discussion of the numerous lapses in Washington’s actions and US policy in general, turning to the search for the culprits in everything. Thus, British MPs demonstrated a fit of anger over events…

How Will the Investigation into the Shameful British Evacuation from Afghanistan End?


On August 16, the head of the British TV channel LBC, Ben Wallace, the UK’s Defence Secretary, could not hold back tears in his commentary on the situation in Afghanistan. During the interview, Wallace revealed that “all of the ministry’s efforts were devoted to helping compatriots stranded in the Islamic republic.” However, he cautioned…

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