Middle East

Meet the ‘Friends of Jihad’

Western politicos love to shed swamps of crocodile tears about “the Syrian people” and congratulate themselves within the “Friends of Syria” framework for defending them from “tyranny”. Well, the “Syrian people” have spoken. Roughly 70% support the government of Bashar al-Assad. Another 20% are neutral. And only 10% are aligned […]

Nobel Prize Laureate: Peace Is Possible In Syria

Mrs. Mairead Maguire, the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and currently a spokesperson for Mussalaha International Reconciliation Movement, has kindly submitted to ORIENTAL REVIEW a special Report, based on her visit to Lebanon and Syria in May 2013. The Report is published by OR in full. Report and Appeal to […]

The Syrian Pendulum

The situation surrounding Syria is like a pendulum; first it swings in the direction of a major war, then suddenly a peaceful resolution glimmers. Observers barely have a chance to evaluate the new tendency before the pendulum starts to swing in the opposite direction again. The amplitude of its swing […]

Assad talks, Russia walks

So Bashar al-Assad has spoken – exclusively, to Argentine daily El Clarin (there’s a huge Syrian diaspora in Argentina, as well as in neighboring Brazil). Full transcript of his interview in available on SANA agency web-site -OR. Cutting through the fog of Western hysteria, he made some valuable points. The […]

CIA Troublemaking in Caucasus

It is clear that Russia’s arrest and expulsion of two CIA agents who were trying to recruit members of the Russian intelligence service fighting against Salafist separatists in the Caucasus is part of a Russian mopping-up operation directed at the CIA’s decades-long covert support for terrorists operating in the Northern […]