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What awaits Syria at the Astana talks?

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

11. January 2017

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What awaits Syria at the Astana talks?

The Russian-Iranian-Turkish Tripartite is preparing to mediate a new round of intra-Syrian talks in Astana sometime soon, and President Assad just announced that he is ready to negotiate on “everything” provided that the process follows the legal mechanisms laid out in the Syrian Constitution. Australian professor and prominent Syrian activist Tim Anderson is correct when […]

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The crisis for Christianity in the Middle East

By Kristian GIRLING (UK)

11. January 2017

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The crisis for Christianity in the Middle East

Introduction Christianity currently faces an existential crisis in its place of origin which is seeing an exodus of Christian migrants in the face of persecution and substantial socio-economic decline. The crisis is being overlooked or ignored by many states of Christian heritage and even by many churches. Few institutions have taken the opportunity to extend […]

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Syria’s diplomatic ammo going into the Astana political fight

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

29. December 2016

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Syria’s diplomatic ammo going into the Astana political fight

(Please read the first part of this series titled “Is the Tripartite really on the verge of ‘dicing up’ Syria?” prior to this article. It deals with the finer details about Reuters’ speculative report, which the author does not believe is validated or accurate, but nonetheless deserves to be addressed. In connection with this, it’s […]

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Is the Tripartite really on the verge of “dicing up” Syria?

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

29. December 2016

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Is the Tripartite really on the verge of “dicing up” Syria?

Reuters just released a scandalous report jam-packed with statements from “unnamed sources” alleging that the Tripartite of Russia, Iran, and Turkey are conspiring to “dice Syria into spheres of influence”. Considering that it’s chock-full of unverifiable “statements” and rampant speculation, the article shouldn’t be taken too seriously and could very well be disinformation designed to […]

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Envoy killed in a ‘parallel universe’

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

21. December 2016

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Envoy killed in a ‘parallel universe’

The Russian ambassador was killed in Ankara on the evening of Dec. 19 .  The killer, a 22-year-old Turkish graduate of the police academy who had been fired in July after being deemed untrustworthy, fired 11 bullets into the ambassador’s back as he finished addressing the attendees at the opening of the Russia Through Turkish […]

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Who planned the terrorist operation in Palmyra?

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

14. December 2016

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Who planned the terrorist operation in Palmyra?

The unexpected militant attack on Palmyra on Dec. 10 was an unpleasant revelation for everyone who expected IS/Daesh to quickly succumb after its stinging defeat in Aleppo.  Around 5,000 terrorists overcame the resistance of smaller SAA contingent who were forced to withdraw toward the T4 airbase.  Fortunately, 80% of the civilians had been successfully evacuated […]

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The Implications Of Daesh’s Palmyra Offensive

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

12. December 2016

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The Implications Of Daesh’s Palmyra Offensive

Daesh is on the warpath again, this time making another attempt to seize the historic and symbolic city of Palmyra. The precise details about the course of the battle and the city’s immediate future are unclear, but what’s easier to assess are the implications behind this latest assault. The first thing is that the attack […]

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What civilizations are to clash in the Great War?

by Gulam ASGAR MITHA (Canada)

17. October 2016

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What civilizations are to clash in the Great War?

“Conservatism does not stop society from progressing but prevents it from falling backward into chaotic darkness and the state of primitive man.” – President Vladimir Putin  quoting the Russian philosopher Nikolai Berdyaev.   The world is awash with news of wars in every region except North America and Europe.  The Great War will be triggered […]

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War of the worlds: masks are ripped away in Syria

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

13. October 2016

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War of the worlds: masks are ripped away in Syria

In recent weeks, the battle for Aleppo has exposed the true heart of contemporary global politics with vivid clarity.  The US Air Force’s duplicitous Sept. 17 attack on Syrian army positions near Deir ez-Zor, the hysterical outcry against Russia that erupted from the Pentagon, the US State Department’s undisguised threats against the Russian contingent in […]

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Who’s Calling Whose Bluff In Syria?

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

7. October 2016

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Who’s Calling Whose Bluff In Syria?

The situation in Syria is dangerously veering out of control, with the US threatening strikes against the Syrian Arab Army while Russia has suggested that it would shoot down any incoming threat to its servicemen. The alternative media is ablaze with speculative talk about the onset of World War III, and a distinct feeling of […]

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Speaking of the Olympics…

By Sarah ALARD

15. August 2016

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Speaking of the Olympics…

Is anyone else as upset as I am that the SYRIAN swimmer, Yusra Mardini, is being recognized as a refugee, not as a Syrian national, and that, if she wins a medal, the members of the Olympic Committee have decided they will raise a special flag they made for refugees, instead of her Syrian flag? […]

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Regional War Looms As “Kurdistan” Cross The Euphrates

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

20. July 2016

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Regional War Looms As “Kurdistan” Cross The Euphrates

Dismissed by some as a “non-event” back when it was first declared in mid-March, the self-proclaimed and Kurdish-led “Rojava – Northern Syria Democratic Federal System” is cancerously spreading across the Euphrates and linking up with YPG-occupied territory in the northwest of Syria. Unconstitutional political aspirants in that part of the country just announced that liberated […]

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