Yuriy Zinin

Libya: 7 Years since February 17


On February 17 it will be 7 years since the start of the events in Libya which led to the overthrow of its leader – Muammar Gaddafi. These years have been full of dramatic and often bloody events, which, according to a number of different indices (effective sovereignty, stability…

Is the Red October Legacy Still Traceable Across the Middle East?

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Pictures of a red flag with communist symbols of a sickle crossed with a hammer flying over a building in the Syrian city of al-Raqqah, the city that used to be an ISIS stronghold for a long period time, has been circulating in the Arab media sources all through…

Anti-US United Nations Resolution as Seen From The Middle East


The Lebanese daily newspaper Al Akhbar is convinced that the outrage that has been accumulating in the region in the face of the increasingly dismissive policies pursued by the Trump administration has finally broken through. This outrage manifested itself in the reluctance of…

Reaction to the Withdrawal of Russian Aerospace Forces from Syria


The withdrawal of Russian military forces from parts of Syria and its consequences caused numerous responses in the political and media circles of the Middle East. Yahya Al-Aridi, the official representative of the Syrian opposition…

Middle Eastern Analysts Evaluate the Battle for Deir ez-Zor Outcome


“The key to the East is in the hands of Damascus,” “The curtain calls for ISIS” - and similar headlines can be found among a great variety of Arab media sources, reporting on the liberation of the besieged city of Deir ez-Zor. For…

Liberation of Mosul: What’s next?


With the fall of Mosul – the ISIS bastion, a gloomy page in the life of its residents, who spent 1,125 days under the yoke of jihadists, was turned over. Left behind were great human sacrifices and material losses. According to unofficial data…

Has the Persian Gulf Crisis Overshadowed the Syrian Dossier?


The crisis between Saudi Arabia and its former supporter Qatar which could observe all through the last month provoked a storm of comments in the Middle Eastern media space. There’s a handful of predictions and speculation about…

Middle East Evaluates the Results of Trump’s Tour across the Region


The recent tour that the sitting US President took across the Middle East along with his visit to Saudi Arabia at the very beginning of that tour have been extensively discussed…

Middle East Reacts to Washington’s Strike Against Syria


The recent missile strikes initiated by the Trump administration has produced resonated across the whole Middle Eastern region both in the media sources and social networks. A number of Persian Gulf monarchies praised this…

Sarraj’s Visit to Moscow was Received Positively in the Middle East


A visit that was paid to Moscow by the Prime Minister of the Libyan Government of National Consent, Fayez al-Sarraj has once again drwan the public attention to the problems of this country, that undergoes the crisis of duality…

Middle Eastern Analysts Evaluate the Astana Meeting Results


The ever increasing number of mentions of the city of Astana across the Middle Eastern media sources can be largely attributed to the Syrian peace talks that were held in this city. Local…

What Should One Expect from the Syrian Peace Talks in Astana?


The international meeting on the Syrian settlement in Astana has been attracting the attention of numerous experts across the Middle East. Most experts agree that the meeting will be…

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