Maxim Egorov
01.10.2014 Maxim Egorov

The anti-terrorism coalition assembled by the United States with help from its Persian Gulf and western European allies is gaining momentum. More than 40 countries have already signed up, and most of them are willing to provide humanitarian aid. However, there...

06.06.2014 Maxim Egorov

On May 26th Pope Francis concluded his 2 day trip to the Middle East. The Vatican has from the very beginning maintained that the trip was a “pilgrimage” while the Pontiff himself characterized the trip as “purely religious”. Of course there is little doubt that...

25.04.2014 Maxim Egorov

Late at night on April 17 the Arab media outlets reported that a mysterious meeting of foreign ministers of the Council of the Arab States of the Persian Gulf had succeeded. The outlets stated that the parties involved "...

10.03.2014 Maxim Egorov

The scandal, which started on March 5, after the withdrawal of Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain ambassadors from Qatar, is continuing to gain steam. The media of Saudi Arabia, which was the instigator of this campaign, published a whole...

20.02.2014 Maxim Egorov

On February 9–16, the Interior Minister of Saudi Arabia, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, paid an official visit to Washington. In the U.S. capital, he held numerous talks with almost all the representative of the U.S. Administration – with...

19.12.2013 Maxim Egorov

Despite this experience, which has so far been more or less fortunate for the Saudis, the initiative to create a military and political union, and particularly on the anti-Iranian basis, had received a cold shoulder in many countries...

18.12.2013 Maxim Egorov

The summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council Standardization Organization (GSO, which concluded on 11 December in Kuwait, had been planned by Saudi diplomacy as the triumph of its regional policy. Riyadh had been persistently and obstinately trying...

13.12.2013 Maxim Egorov

November 12, the UN General Assembly elected 14 new members of the Human Rights Council, a subsidiary body of the UN, which replaced the completely discredited Human Rights Commission in 2006. Among other members, this body included...

26.11.2013 Maxim Egorov

After the recent successful offensive by Syrian government troops against Islamic- jihadists, opponents of Syrian reconciliation are actively seeking further opportunities to disrupt peace initiatives. Saudi Arabia has been the most active in this respect, as it tries to unleash...