Middle East

Russia, Iran, and China are Forming a New Geopolitical Axis

Today it is clear to everyone that three new power centers have emerged in Asia – Russia, Iran, and China,…

SCO is Shaping the Contours of a New World Order


The Samarkand summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) brought together representatives of 15 countries – not only members of the organization, but also observers and future members who are interested in its activities. The SCO now encompasses half the world’s population and its GDP corresponds to a quarter…

Washington Intensifies the Fight for Jordan


The Arab world is actively under reconstruction due to the influence of tectonic political shifts not in favor of the United States, and after a decade of uprisings, upheavals, “revolutions,” and civil wars, many of which were initiated by Washington. Turning away from US dictates, many Arab states today are trying to seize every opportunity to initiate a transition…

Arabs Look for Ways Out of the Crisis


At the end of August, Egypt’s central newspaper Al-Ahram published a major article about the turmoil and confusion in which the Arab East finds itself. The author believes that there are many reasons for these developments, but it is primarily sectarian and ethnic divisions, encouraged and exploited by external forces…

Iran: What is the Future of the Nuclear Deal?


While many around the world hoped for a positive reaction from the United States to Iran’s latest response, the European trio at the talks in Vienna (E3 – the UK, Germany, France) have separately issued a statement that could undo all the positive results of a year of painstaking negotiations. After Tehran responded to an American text submitted through the European Union…

Iran’s Membership in the SCO Only Strengthens It


The irreversible fundamental changes that have recently emerged in world politics and economics make the growing role of the new centers of power increasingly clear. They interact with each other based on the universally recognized principles of the primacy of international law and the Charter of the UN, to ensure equal and indivisible security, respect for mutual…

Iraq Slides Ever Closer to Chaos and the Abyss


Ayed al-Hilali, one of the leaders of the Coordination Framework Alliance (CFA), in an interview with Shafak News, said his supporters were determined to form a new government in Iraq. He categorically rejected Imam Muqtada al-Sadr’s call for the current Prime Minister Mustafa al-Qazimi and his cabinet to retain the authority to oversee new parliamentary elections…

Washington Throws Kiev under the Turkish Bus


Although Turkey continues to be economically, politically and militarily dependent on the US and NATO, it is also moving further and further away from being an unquestioning supporter of Washington. And there are many reasons for this, which showed Erdoğan the collapse of the once monolithic “Pax Americana” system. Wherever Turkey sees a prospect for…

Libya and the Way Out of a Severe Crisis


Violence has returned to the streets of the Libyan capital Tripoli for the third time this year, as prevailing tensions between the North African country’s two parallel governments have again escalated sharply. With 32 people killed and 160 injured, mostly civilians, the warring militias have not even spared hospitals in their attempts to control more territory in the hope…

Russia, Azerbaijan and Iran Accelerate Work on an Alternative to the Suez Canal


In order to accelerate the development of the International North-South Transport Corridor (ITC), in particular its railway segment through the Western Chord, a Declaration was signed in Baku by Russia, Azerbaijan and Iran confirming the readiness of these countries to intensify cooperation in the assessment…

The Threat of an Armed Conflict between Greece and Turkey is Growing


On September 5, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias stated in letters to European diplomacy chief Josep Borrel and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, referring to “the recent series of inflammatory statements” by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, that a serious conflict with Turkey was looming. He relied…

“Russian Oil Price Cap”: the Middle East’s Perspective


Attempts by G7 countries to set a price limit on the sale of Russian oil on world markets are provoking reactions in the Middle East region, especially in oil-producing countries. In local analyst circles, the message promoted by the proponents of this idea that the demand for hydrocarbons has decreased, is not popular. The Americans want to promote this idea…

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