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Syrian Endgame

«Quick victory» in Middle East or Big Regional Fire? Many think the events in Syria are nearing the climax. The West and Israel are openly talking about the «endgame» soon to come. Any peace initiatives put forward by Bashar Assad are flatly refused from the start, like the one he […]

Syria Will Resist Even After Assad

A Los-Angeles Times article begins with this sentence: “Now that a consensus is forming that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s days are numbered, diplomats and Middle East experts….” Aside from the psychological warfare value of mainstream Western media’s “days are numbered” mantra, this now hackneyed phrase which has been repeatedly refuted […]

For Whom the Syrian Bell Tolls

The top geopolitical tragedy in 2012 is bound to remain the top geopolitical tragedy in 2013: the rape of Syria. Just as once in a while I go back to my favorite Hemingway passages, lately I’ve been going back to some footage I shot years ago of the Aleppo souk […]

Arab Turmoil and Viability of Nation States

Protesting has been one of the most important trends of the past year. Alexander Knyazev, regional programmes coordinator for the Russian Institute of Oriental Studies, has been reflecting on the changes in the global geopolitical paradigm – a shift from a global game to the formation of regional political centres. […]

NATO Turns Up Heat in Syria Psy-War

NATO tells tales of recently launched “Scud missiles” to retroactively justify Patriot missile deployment months in the making. In a recent bid to psychologically break Syria’s government and military leadership, producing long sought-after defections, US-led NATO has decided to place Patriot missile systems along the Turkish-Syrian border. The announcement was […]

They Are Supporting Al-Qaeda in Syria

The Syrian national state and its armed forces are continuing to fiercely resist the global war targeting them. And while they are deploying all efforts and capabilities to provide the requirements of economic steadfastness and overcome the consequences of the terrorism and armed rebellion carried out in some provinces, they […]