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16.05.2013 Valeriy Maleev
The World’s Fair, or Expo as it is also known, is not just one of the most prestigious international events, it also yields significant economic benefits from the influx of tourists and increased business interest in the region. Yekaterinburg is…
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…
10.05.2013 Patrick Seale
On April 23, a senior Israeli officer, Brig Gen Utai Brun, head of research at army intelligence, made a serious accusation against Syria. In a lecture at Israel’s Institute for National Security Studies, he declared: ‘To the best of our…
09.05.2013 Stanislav Ivanov
A number of external and internal factors have recently caused the Turkish authorities to soften their policies towards the Kurdish minority and try to solve the Kurdish problem through peaceful means. Ankara has long ignored Kurds’ demands for the same…
08.05.2013 Alexander Efimov
The Holocaust — Nazi Germany’s mass persecution and extermination of Jews — is an integral part of the political rhetoric of Israeli government officials, including, of course, current Israeli President Shimon Peres. Therefore, Tel Aviv’s position on the Armenian Genocide…
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…
07.05.2013 Yuriy Zinin
The explosions in Boston stirred public opinion and rocked the analytical community in Arab countries, and the media and blogger space have been flooded with articles analyzing the tragic events, their Islamic undercurrents and their possible impact on US policy…
06.05.2013 Konstantin Penzev
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in Moscow on April 28 for a three-day visit, during which he met with President Vladimir Putin. He planted a cherry tree at the Russian Academy of Sciences and listened to some drumming. Other…
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…