Way to the New Palestine

The Arab League: Trying to Keep up with Arab Spring

A PR campaign conducted by the Arab League in recent years and attempts to dampen Iran’s “imperial ambitions” and prevent uncoordinated actions by Arab countries have proven ineffective. And if the Arab League’s new head fails to make this pan-Arab organization over into a driving force in regional processes, the […]

Obama Caught Between Israel and Palestine

A border dispute In a 45-minute Middle East speech on May 19, Barack Obama became the first U.S. president to say the future Palestinian state should be formed within the borders established before 1967. He specifically said that the border between Israel and the future State of Palestine should “be […]

Could Obama “Betray” Israel?

The most striking statement in US President Barack Obama’s speech on “the Arab Spring” was his appeal to Israel to return to the borders of 1967, in other words to abandon control over the occupied Palestinian territories. “The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines […]

Obama’s Middle East Speech: Same Old Policy in New Gift Paper

President Obama’s much-heralded speech outlining his administration’s approach to the so-called “Arab Spring” and the Israeli-Palestinian impasse was generally greeted by yawns from the Arab world and outright hostility from the extremist right-wing government of Israel. Obama’s promise to aid reformist governments in Egypt and Tunisia with billions of dollars […]

Passionate for Palestinian Independence

Increased Palestinian activity After the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations process broke down last year, the Palestinian National Authority led by Mahmoud Abbas launched an active campaign to get unilateral recognition for Palestine as an independent state. As a payoff, several countries recognized Palestine within the 1967 borders. Furthermore, a recent report by, […]

Who Has Blown Up Moscow Airport?

Any terrorist attack immanently pursues a certain political goal. Clear understanding of this goal and an analysis of the whole set of available facts about the horrific explosion in Domodedovo earlier this week may bring us closer to the answer to the key question: who are the perpetrators and who […]

US and Talibs: No Longer Irreconcilable

Elena PUSTOVOITOVA (Russia) The US Administration and Afghanistan’s government chose to get in touch with the Haqqani clan renown as a particularly ominous group in the ranks of the Afghan resistance. No doubt, the step reflects Washington’s awareness of its inability to prevail in the conflict in Afghanistan, and the […]