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Slogans vs messages: Middle East style

By Ghassan KADI (Lebanon)

15. April 2015

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Slogans vs messages: Middle East style

On the 4th of April 2015, and in the wake of the Saudi-led coalition attack on Houthis in Yemen, Hezbollah’s Secretary General Hasan Nasrallah gave an unprecedented speech in which he openly and overtly attacked Saudi Arabia and predicting its defeat in Yemen. In his previous public presentations, Nasrallah strongly criticised his local and regional […]

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Putin And The Mideast’s Middleman

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

17. February 2015

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Putin And The Mideast’s Middleman

The Russian President’s visit last week to Egypt signified that both countries are eager to restore the closeness of their former Nasser-era ties. The deepening partnership between the two has the possibility to qualitatively transform the region, with the ‘Arab Yugoslavia’ serving as a conduit for advancing Russian interests at the expense of the two […]

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Russia and Turkey’s Gas Deal can Save Europe and the World (II)

By Joaquin FLORES (USA)

27. December 2014

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Russia and Turkey’s Gas Deal can Save Europe and the World (II)

Part I Iran was always looking for rapprochement with Turkey. Iran wanted to be part of Nabucco, and made the offer as early as 2009 before the outbreak of hostilities, and now it looks like they will have that opportunity. Indeed Erdogan told a gathering of Nabucco partner countries and regional countries in that same year, which […]

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Russia and Turkey’s Gas Deal can Save Europe and the World (I)

By Joaquin FLORES (USA)

27. December 2014

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Russia and Turkey’s Gas Deal can Save Europe and the World (I)

The status of South Stream and the newly announced Russia-Turkey gas deal is much more than it seems. It is primarily about putting the brakes on what has slowly been developing into the next world war. This new deal may also represent a serious culmination of Russian, Chinese, and Iranian efforts to realign the entire […]

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The Multipolar Network-Centric Policy Of The Eurasian Union

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

26. December 2014

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The Multipolar Network-Centric Policy Of The Eurasian Union

Russia’s vision of the Eurasian Union is one in which it sits at the center of an interconnected supercontinent, with Moscow taking the initiative in bringing all sides closer together for their joint and multivectoral benefit. The West’s confrontation with Russia and the New Cold War may actually have been a blessing in disguise, as […]

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Russia and the Multipolar Tug-of-War over the ‘Arab Yugoslavia’

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

14. August 2014

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Russia and the Multipolar Tug-of-War over the ‘Arab Yugoslavia’

Egypt is the largest country in the Arab world, and correspondingly, it has always been a heavyweight in regional affairs. For nearly the past half century, from 1974 to 2013, the country was firmly under the command of the US, hampering its ability to craft an independent foreign policy. Since overthrowing Morsi, however, al-Sisi has […]

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Russia’s Foreign Policy in the Mideast: Syria and Iran as Regional Springboards

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

31. March 2014

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Russia’s Foreign Policy in the Mideast: Syria and Iran as Regional Springboards

Since the Arab Spring events began in 2011, Russia has been exceedingly active in the Middle East. The region now compromises an important vector of Russia’s Eurasian strategy, and successful policy applications here can set the stage for Russia’s future return as a global actor. It is thus necessary to explore Russia’s Mideast policy more […]

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Return of Al-Qaeda

By Eric MARGOLIS (USA)

12. January 2014

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Return of Al-Qaeda

How did al-Qaeda, a tiny anti-Communist group in Afghanistan that had no more than 200 active members in 2001 become a supposed worldwide threat? How can al-Qaeda be all over the Mideast, North Africa, and now much of black Africa? This after the US spent over $1 trillion trying to stamp out al-Qaeda in Afghanistan […]

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The humanitarian tragedy of Syrian Christians: a challenge to the whole civilized world

By Metropolitan HILARION (Russia)

21. November 2013

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The humanitarian tragedy of Syrian Christians: a challenge to the whole civilized world

We are publishing the remarks by Metropolitan Hilarion at the Colloquium on Serious Crisis in Syria, Vaduz, Lichtenstein, November 17, 2013. “We have gathered together today to discuss the most terrible humanitarian disaster of the last decades – the tragedy of the Syrian people. What is happening there today is a real, I will dare […]

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Islamist War on Christians

By Lee HABEEB (Lebanon)

27. September 2013

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Islamist War on Christians

I’m waiting. I am a Lebanese Christian, and I am waiting. Waiting for CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, or Time magazine to really tell the story. To finally run this headline: “War on Christians Being Waged by Islamists.” I’m waiting for someone in the mainstream media to […]

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Obama and his War Against Middle East Christians

By Nikolai BOBKIN (Russia)

2. September 2013

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Obama and his War Against Middle East Christians

A possible US intervention into Syria against the background of chaos and bloody turmoil reigning in the country for over two years could become a turning point in the contemporary world history. Everything that is taking place in the Middle East during the Obama’s tenure – be it Tunisia, Libya, Syria or Yemen – is […]

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The Escalation of the Crisis in Egypt

By Boris DOLGOV (Russia)

20. August 2013

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The Escalation of the Crisis in Egypt

The internal political crisis in Egypt is a reflection of the schism in Egyptian society. On 14 August, Egypt’s political forces and army special forces, in accordance with an order given by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Prosecutor General, cleared protest camps and barricades in Cairo in front of the mosque on Rabaa […]

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