Yuriy Zinin

US-Russian Relations: A Middle Eastern Perspective

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The relationship between the United States and Russia has been a topic of discussions among Middle Eastern experts and in media outlets in light of Washington’s recent disruptive actions. After the telephone conversation between Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden, tensions between the two leaders were expected to ease but these hopes were dashed…

Middle Eastern Media Outlets and Joe Biden’s Cheap Shots

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“Putin mocks Biden” and “What’s behind war of words between two presidents” are just a few of the headlines in Arab media outlets addressing the verbal attacks by head of the US administration, Joe Biden, on Russia and its President. In the Middle East, where decorum is still alive, statements made by the US leader garnered attention from journalists as well as bloggers…

Sputnik V Finds Approval in the Middle East

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The cabinet of Qatar tightened measures to stem the spread of the novel Coronavirus at the beginning of February due to the rise in COVID-19 cases. Further restrictions have been imposed on various institutions and their operations, and the number of individuals allowed to attend large gatherings and entertainment events. Similar steps have…

Raid on the Capitol: Reaction in the Arab World

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“The US and Fake Democracy,” “The American Picture with Iraqi Flavor,” and “The Rising End of US Exceptionalism and Trumpism.” “America. The Tests of Freedom and Responsibility.” These and similar headlines precede the Arab media’s coverage of the storming of the US Congress on January 6 this year.  This event and its repercussions caused and continue…

The Elections in the United States: a Middle Eastern Perspective

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“Donald Trump – the true face of the United States”, “The Arabs and the new American Administration”, “Biden, Arabs, and the Gulf”. These and similar headlines are interspersed in the flow of materials that have appeared in the Middle Eastern media about the situation with suspending the results following the American elections…

Terrorist Incidents in France: Response from the Middle East

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Events in France, where a series of fatal armed attacks on civilians took place, have caused quite a stir in the Middle East. In local media and social networks, controversy is raging about the assessments and consequences of these incidents, their impact on the balance of power in the region, and relations between the West and Islam. At the official state level…

The Anniversary of Gaddafi’s Death and the Current Reality in Libya

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“Security problems, political discord, oil blockades, corruption, and Libya’s foreign debt, which has reached 270% of its GDP, all torpedo economic life,” said Central Bank of Libya governor Sadiq al-Kabir.  Oil revenues in Libya have plummeted, from $53 billion in 2012 to near zero this year, he added. These words, spoken on the eve…

Fighting in Libya: the External Factor

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“Conflicts in NATO bleed into Libya”, “Washington with Ankara in Libya to spite their regional allies”, “NATO back to the Libyan dossier”. These are some of the headlines in Arab media, commenting on the role of external factors in recent events in Libya. This is constantly on the front page whenever armed conflicts arise between to reigning camps in the country. This is the Government…

Forgotten History of the Persian Corridor

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“The Red Army: for the Sake of History and Generations” and “The Historical Significance of the 75th Anniversary of Victory over Fascism” are some of the headlines appearing in the Iraqi media these days. These are echoes of the Soviet people’s celebration of victory which has not been forgotten in Iraq. And although the Iraqis did not directly participate in the battle against…

Deployment to the Slaughterhouse: The Turkish Route

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‘Turkey Deploys Mercenaries to Libya’, ‘Mercenary Pilgrimage Season in Tripoli’, ‘Erdogan in Libya, learned a lesson from Iran.’ These and similar headlines reflect the Middle East media’s heightened attention to the situation in Libya, and in particular, to the actions of Turkey in the country. The media are concerned…

Is Iraq between the Hammer and the Anvil?

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“Iraq caught between a rock and a hard place”, “Iraq between the hammer and the anvil” and similar headlines in Iraqi news reflect public reactions towards recent events within the nation. We are referring here to the assassination of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al‑Muhandis, the deputy head of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces…

Tunisia On the Run-Up to Presidential Elections

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In the run-up to September 15, when the country will go to the polls, the Tunisian presidential election campaign has been marked by the large number of candidates (26) running for presidency and the intense rivalry between them. This is the second multi-party presidential election…


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