Politics
31.05.2013 Viktor Titov
Even before Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry met in Paris on May 27 to discuss convening an international conference on Syria to be called “Geneva 2,” those opposed to a peace settlement began…
31.05.2013 Sergey Pivin
For a variety of objective and subjective reasons, the multi-vectored relations between Russia and Iran have been breaking down in recent years. Why is that? We have been so carried away by the international sanctions against Iran’s unproven nuclear ambitions…
30.05.2013 Viktoria Panfilova
Russian President Vladimir Putin made a quick visit to Central Asia. In Astana, he discussed the future of integration with his Customs Union counterparts — the plans to launch the Eurasian Economic Union in 2015. In Bishkek a day earlier,…
29.05.2013 Alexander Orlov
On May 27, all of the European Union’s foreign ministers gathered in Brussels, where they decided to lift the embargo on supplying weapons to the Syrian opposition. Officially, however, the decision pertains only to individual organizations on the Syrian Opposition…
28.05.2013 Petr Lvov
Recent statements by senior officials of the United States and other countries concerning Syria’s possible use of chemical weapons against opposition fighters have raised a legitimate question -- who do the statements benefit, and why are they being made? US…
20.05.2013 Vitaly Bilan
The unsuccessful attempts to overthrow the Assad regime are increasingly moving Israel to center stage, and the footdragging on Syria is significantly hindering a decision on what is perhaps Israel’s key foreign policy issue: Iran. In a late July speech…
15.05.2013 Konstantin Penzev
A few days ago, US senators from both parties urged the Obama administration to intervene directly in the war in Syria. They believe Washington should increase the military pressure on President Bashar al-Assad in order to end the so-called “civil”…
13.05.2013 Nikolai Bobkin
After the incident three years ago involving the humanitarian flotilla en route to the Gaza Strip, tensions between Turkey and Israel, both of which are allies of Washington and supporters of its interests in the region, greatly complicated US policy…
12.05.2013 Stanislav Ivanov
The navies of 41 countries will be conducting a large-scale exercise under US auspices in the Persian Gulf from May 6 to May 30. The Pentagon says the participants will exercise a “wide spectrum of defensive operations” designed to protect…
08.05.2013 Konstantin Asmolov
The second trend is related to the kind of work a community that might be called “Korean Protestant sects” is doing against North Korea. I say “might be called “ because, on the one hand, these sects operate both in…
03.05.2013 Valeriy Maleev
The Afghan people’s greatest fear is that after foreign forces withdraw the country will again be plunged into civil war. Some analysts are convinced that the Americans are using the Taliban to further their interest in maintaining a long-term US…
01.05.2013 Petr Lvov
The situation in Syria, where the violent conflict between the Bashar al-Assad regime and the armed opposition, which is half composed of foreign mercenary terrorists in the pay of Qatar and Saudi Arabia, has significantly overshadowed events in Iraq that…