The documentary movie “For Sama” has won a host of awards in Europe and North America. Its producers and protagonists, Syrians Waad Kateab and her husband Dr. Hamza Kateab plus English film-maker Edward Watts, have received gushing praise. And the awards will probably keep coming. Unfortunately, behind a human interest […]
If the White Helmets involvement in the attack on Aleppo is proved, however, and especially if the Syrian Foreign Ministry’s claim regarding the origin of the militants’ chemical arsenal turns out to be true, then the notion of the White Helmets will be completely turned on its head, as will the role of the American-led coalition in the Syrian conflict.
Russia’s de-escalatory role will therefore be pivotal in determining the future of the proxy war between the West and Iran over Syria, but Moscow might ultimately have to “lean on” Damascus and “convince” it to make some “compromises” on Iran and Hezbollah’s post-Daesh military presence in the country.
The winter examination period had begun at the University of Aleppo and 15 January was its first day. Many of the young men and women set off for their exams with the same well-known and completely understandable mixed feelings of nervousness, but also hope that they would pass the intellectual […]
ORIENTAL REVIEW presents the weekly video updates on international security issues and situation in the hot spots of the world. The films prepared by a group of Russian experts are available on the dedicated Youtube channel and the blog Redivision of the World. Update 46. September 17-23, 2012 Main […]
The armed anti-government groupings in Syria come out in the open trying to topple the county’s leadership and get hold of power. It is said that the operation is masterminded by special services of the USA, Turkey, other NATO member countries and the monarchies of Persian Gulf. The terror act […]