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28.12.2023 Yuriy Zinin

“Putin’s visit to Saudi Arabia and the UAE at the center of global attention,” “Putin in Saudi Arabia and the UAE: the world is changing,” “Why did Putin visit the Gulf?”. These and other headlines reflect the reaction in the Middle East media space to the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to the two Persian Gulf countries on December 6 this year. The general tone of the ongoing responses is as follows: the sides are interested in expanding bilateral ties and mutual understanding on the situation in the region and other world problems, especially energy issues. The course of relations between these Gulf state…

26.12.2023 Vladimir Mashin

Yemen’s Houthi rebel group has threatened to attack any vessel they believe is either going to or coming from Israel in solidarity with the Palestinians in Gaza. They backed up their announcement with actual attacks on several ships in the Red Sea, using ballistic missiles and drones. The Houthis have stressed that their attacks are aimed at forcing Israel to stop shelling Gaza and help ensure the delivery of food and water to the Gaza Strip. The Houthi movement was established in northern Yemen, where most people follow Zaydism, a form of Shiite Islam…

05.12.2023 Yuriy Zinin

The conflict between Israel and Hamas, which has been going on since October 7, 2023, has had significant impact in the Middle East media due to the missile and bomb strikes. There is a conflict between two hostile rivals in the local broadcast media regarding the reporting, analysis, and assessment of events occurring in the political and military sectors. The use of hard propaganda techniques and vocabulary to discredit each other is used by the two sides…

03.12.2023 Viktor Mikhin

Israel’s principal objective in its war against the Gaza Strip continues to be to destroy and uproot Palestinian residents and annex Palestinian territory under the pretense of defeating Hamas, as the Israeli leadership has stated time and time again. As such, the Arab world faces a difficult choice regarding post-war arrangements. Arab leaders were expected to firmly state their stance against Israel’s horrific war of aggression against Gaza and a threat of igniting a wider regional catastrophe at the one-day meeting in the Saudi capital of Riyadh. The Palestinian Authority (PA) organized the Arab summit…

02.12.2023 Alexandr Svaranc

As of 27 November 2023, a ceasefire is still in place in the Gaza Strip. According to the agreements reached, the parties to the conflict continue to exchange hostages (a third round of hostage exchanges is already being prepared). And the list of main mediators in this important matter is growing: Qatar, Egypt, Iran, Turkey, the US and Russia. Hamas is interested in preserving the truce and receiving the necessary external humanitarian aid (including medicines, fuel, food, removal of seriously wounded to hospitals in Turkey and Arab countries). The first stage of the prisoner exchange took place on 24 November…

01.12.2023 Viktor Goncharov

After months of tensions and hostile statements from both sides, the rivalry between the Sudanese army, led by Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the chairman of the Sudanese Sovereign Council serving as president, and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitary group led by his former deputy on the Sovereign Council, General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo (alias Hemedti), erupted into open armed clashes on 15 April this year. At the heart of the current crisis, notes the Arab Centre for Policy Studies in Qatar, is the ongoing struggle between the two aforementioned…

28.11.2023 Taut Bataut

Nearly two weeks after the current conflict erupted in the Middle East, aid trucks were finally allowed to cross the Egyptian border into Gaza, carrying much-needed aid supplies and food to the beleaguered citizens. 20 trucks entered Gaza from the Rafah crossing in Egypt, a fraction of the 200 or so trucks already positioned at the border at that time. The delivery through Egypt, though a welcome development, came after strong denials from both it and Jordan to accept refugees from Palestine and to intervene in the conflict…

27.11.2023 Alexandr Svaranc

Both the Israeli Defense Forces’ (IDF) Operation Iron Swords and Hamas’s Al-Aqsa Flood military campaign against Israel remain ongoing and have not yet yielded the desired results. The majority civilian population of the Gaza Strip is suffering as a result of the progressing Israeli military assault and siege of the area. Because of Tel Aviv’s unyielding position, the number of Palestinian casualties in just over a month of combat has surpassed 11,000, and there is no end in sight…

26.11.2023 Viktor Mikhin

Few know how Israel’s horrific and murderous assault in Gaza, which has lasted nearly two months, will conclude or how many ordinary Palestinians will die. However, the Middle East and the rest of the globe will come to understand a new reality when the guns finally stop firing and the carpet bombing stops. The human cost already incurred—more than 11,000 dead, over half of whom were women and children—and the more than 25,000 wounded—will be far greater than any outcome regarding Hamas…

24.11.2023 Viktor Mikhin

A robust conclusion emerged from the unprecedented Arab-Islamic summit held in the capital of Saudi Arabia, but no real steps were taken to counter Israel and its Western backers, particularly the US. Leaders of the Muslim world eventually convened in Riyadh for a conference on the Palestinian issue, following over a month and a half of ceaseless bombing that claimed thousands of civilian lives. Top leaders from major Muslim nations, including Syrian President Hafez al-Assad, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saudi…

23.11.2023 Alexandr Svaranc

The pro-Iranian Shi’ite military organisation and political party Hezbollah (“Party of Allah”) is known to advocate the establishment of an Islamic state in Lebanon along the lines of Iran. Initially, this structure supported the just struggle of the Palestinians against Israel, for which it was recognized by Tel Aviv as a terrorist organisation. With the beginning of the anti-Israeli military conflict of Hamas on 7 October this year, “Hezbollah declared its readiness to support the Arabs the very next day, and to enter the war if the IDF launched a ground operation against the Gaza Strip…

15.11.2023 Alexandr Svaranc

In connection with the beginning of the current Palestinian-Israeli war in the Gaza Strip, the diplomatic departments of the Middle East countries have intensified their activities for objective reasons. Approximately identical issues are being discussed, because a ceasefire and the restoration of lasting peace in the region remain relevant for everyone. Nevertheless, there is a significant difference between the approaches of the countries of the region, because the peace is seen differently from different capitals (otherwise there would not be such a long-lasting conflict)…