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10.01.2024 Salman Rafi Sheikh

Following the declaration of Yemen’s Houthis that they will attack any (cargo) ships travelling to Israel, the Red Sea region has become the latest flash point of yet another military conflict following the ones that are ongoing in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. In fact, Houthi attacks appear to be a direct outcome of Israel’s war on Palestine. Since the group is part of what is more commonly known as the “axis of resistance” against Israel and the US, most analysts in the mainstream Western media seem to simply associate the Houthi action with their bid to support Hamas against Israel…

13.12.2023 Viktor Mikhin

Vladimir Putin’s visit to the UAE and Saudi Arabia, his negotiations in Moscow with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and the Crown Prince of the Sultanate of Oman, Theyazin bin Haitham Al Said, have shown the integrity and viability of the idea proposed by the Russian president to create a multipolar world instead of the decrepit and incapable of anything unipolar world built by the selfish and self-loving West to suit itself. The visit undoubtedly emphasizes the ever-changing situation in world geopolitics, which allows Vladimir Putin to demonstrate a sense of …

12.12.2023 Phil Butler

The reception Russian President Vladimir Putin received for his visit with the President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, was nothing short of exquisite. The Russian president’s arrival was met with ceremonies no U.S. president ever received. The spectacle in Abu Dhabi rivalled even that of Pope Francis in November. The events culminated at the imposing Qasr Al Watan Palace, where both leaders seemed dwarfed by the extravagance of one of the world’s finest landmarks of art and culture in the world. The welcoming must-have been puzzling for Americans…

15.11.2021 Vladimir Odintsov

Against the backdrop of the events of the Arab Spring in 2011 and the subsequent confrontation between Saudi Arabia and Qatar, the UAE’s role in the ongoing military and political crises in the Middle East has been overshadowed. At the same time, this Persian Gulf state is pursuing quite an independent political course and is turning...

12.09.2021 Vladimir Odintsov

An Ankara-initiated phone call on August 31 between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Crown Prince of Abu Dabi Mohamed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan drew the attention of the broad political establishment and raised questions about its possible implications for many countries in the Arab-Muslim world. First of all, does it signal an end to the Cold War...