Viktor Mikhin

EU-Arab League Summit: Lots of Senseless Fuss

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The magnificent Egyptian resort Sharm El Sheikh was closed to tourists for a whole week. Instead, it was flooded with Egyptian policemen and other law enforcement agencies as well as hundreds of security personnel from Europe. What was going on? It turns out that the first ever EU-Arab…

Iran: New Realities and New Challenges

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It is still less than a year since the European Union gave birth to, in Pushkin’s words, “neither son nor daughter, frog nor mouse, but a creature none had seen before”. The “creature” we are referring to is the long–awaited financial mechanism for trade with Iran, which bears the name…

Saudi Arabia and the US – a Partnership betwe...

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Saudi Arabia at the beginning of this year is experiencing a number of fairly serious crises, above all in the political, economic and financial areas. There is the ongoing fallout from the scandalous, and still unresolved, murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi…

Beirut Summit: What Direction will the Arab W...

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The fourth Arab League Summit, held in Beirut, without a doubt, did not leave a positive impression, and instead generated a number of questions on resolving pressing issues facing the entire Arab world. In the past, summits of the League of Arab States were usually attended…

US Inarticulate Policy Towards Syria

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Everything is in disarray in Donald Trump’s White House. All of its residents are against him and his policies, and everyone is poised to “attack” their spiritual leader. As soon as Donald Trump says something or takes a political decision, his closest “household members”, the National…

President Trump’s Syrian Theatrics

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The US President, Donald Trump, who has become accustomed to amusing the world with his theatrics just as a magician does by pulling a rabbit out of a hat on the circus arena, has once again left everyone dumbfounded, his own administration in particular. He suddenly ordered all…

Failure of Donald Trump’s Iranian Policy

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Like a tsunami, wave after wave of Iranian protestors demonstrated outside the former US embassy in Teheran, carrying placards openly criticizing the US President Donald Trump and the Saudi King Salman Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. Photographs and footage of this unanimous…

Saudi Arabia and the USA: a Close Alliance of...

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The President of the “most democratic nation on Earth”, as the several journalists closely allied to the US call Donald Trump, has given us an impressive and easily comprehensible lesson on American democracy in action. In an official statement from the White House, the President…

Iran: New American Sanctions, and How Iran Ma...

Barely a day passes without an outburst of angry words and threats from the US President directed at Iran at its people. If we believe the section of the US media that is loyal to -or controlled by – the White House, there is no more dangerous country that Iran. This raises a very…

Middle East: Who is Actually Fighting Terrori...

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Terrorist organizations the Islamic State (ISIS) and Al-Qaeda suffered a catastrophic defeat in the Middle East, which was brought about with active support from Russia. However, evidence shows that not only has the terrorist threat not been completely eliminated but instead…

Jamal Khashoggi: Scarier Dead Than Alive For ...

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A deathly silence has fallen inexplicably quickly in the events surrounding the gruesome murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who furiously cast stones and aspersions at the Saudi kingdom, is now hush. In a speech to his parliamentary…

The Middle East: What does Tomorrow have in S...

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The more time elapses after the sad day of October 2, when the Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, the more clearly one may see the details of his brutal murder. The smart Apple Watch recorded his interrogation, murder, dismemberment…


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