Yuriy Zinin

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…

Middle Eastern Media Sources Discuss Aleppo’s Fall


The liberation of Aleppo and the withdrawal of radical militants from this Syrian city provoked a storm of responses and comments across various Middle Eastern media sources. While trying to downplay this major Damascus’ success…

Aleppo Events Resulted in the Syrian Opposition Crisis


“The collapse of the opposition in Aleppo”, “The sun sets on the terrorists, as the besieged city awaits the decisive battle.” Similar headlines can be found across all Middle Eastern media sources after the withdrawal of…

JASTA’s Impact on the US-Saudi Relations, as Seen from the Middle East


The adoption of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTADahJTkfw by the US Congress and the impact it may have on Washington’s relations with Riyadh and the future of the Gulf…

The US Attack near Deir ez-Zor as Seen from the Middle East


“The American bombing in Deir ez-Zor, pieces of evidence and responses”, “An outrageous backstab”, “What is behind the American onslaught?” – those are the headlines one could run across while looking through the Middle Eastern…

The Euphrates Shield as Seen From The Middle East


Turkish military intervention in Syria that is know under its codename the Euphrates Shield and its consequences have been actively discussed by media outlets and experts all across the Middle East. The reasoning behind this…

Russia-Turkey Rapprochement as Seen From The Middle East


The beginning of Russian-Turkish reconciliation, the impact this rapprochement may have on the situation in the region, and especially on Syria, has been actively discussed by various media and political sources across the Middle…

US Air Strikes in Libya Receive Mixed Reviews


The new Washington military intervention in Libya that has allegedly been launched to counter ISIS forces occupying the town of Sirte some 250 miles from Tripoli provoked a massive public outcry both within Libya and abroad…

Turkey Coup: After the Dust Settles


The sultan’s image has been shaken, ‘The coup’s failed, however that won’t help Erdogan’, ‘Where will the bleeding tiger escape’ –Middle East newsmakers have been excelling in offering eye-catching headlines to cover the recent…

Russian-Turkish Reconciliation as Seen from the Middle East


Recent improvements in the bilateral relations between Russia and Turkey have provoked intense discussion among analysts and media experts across the Middle East. Ankara, in the opinion of local commentators, has paid…

From the Sykes-Picot Agreement to the Arab Spring

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In recent weeks, the media and academic circles in the Middle East have been particularly often mentioning two names – Sykes and Picot. This fact was associated with a 100-year anniversary of the secret agreement that was signed in…

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