Tag: Syria

Violence in Syria: Strike against the IS

It is shocking to learn that the Syrian violence has mounted 200, 000 victims, displaced 6.5 millions from their native shelters and rammed 23 million under the plague of terror and awe. The furthermore sad-fullness of the issue that really aggravates the agony of a sympathetic man, is that this […]

International observers endorse Syrian elections

Syria’s first multi-candidate presidential election in more than 40 years has begun earlier today. Facing strong and mostly hypocritical critisism from the West, the poll is about to demonstrate the real scale of public support President Assad is enjoying inside the country, heroically resisting foreign-sponsored aggression for more than three […]

7 Reasons Obama should forget about Crimea

U.S. President Barack Obama is under enormous pressure from political opponents, the media and pundits to push back forcefully against President Vladimir Putin. It was Putin, after all, who not only returned Crimea to Russia but also pledged to defend Russian compatriots elsewhere in Ukraine and around the world. The current U.S. sanctions, which have blacklisted a couple dozen Russian individuals […]

Flooding Syria with Foreign Arms

During a recent stay in Syria , I was able to observe first hand, substantial demonstrative evidence supporting the thesis that American and Gulf intelligence agencies as well as private arms dealers from these countries top the list of more than two dozen countries benefiting from the crisis in Syria […]

Redivision of the World: Russian Perspective

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 Arab World: From Nationalism to Tribalism

The “parade of autonomies” we are currently witnessing in the Arab world, primarily in Iraq and Libya, is an indicator of the crisis the region’s nation-states are undergoing. Unlike Europe, however, it is less a consequence of integrationist trends than an indicator of the Greater Middle East’s archaism, its return […]