US Trying to Create a “Second Front” against Russia in Syria

Vladimir Danilov Without even bothering to mask its Russophobic positions in the conflict in Ukraine and experiencing a failure in its actions there, Washington is strenuously seeking to unleash a “second front” against Russia in any zone sensitive to Moscow. The United States is actively trying to destabilize the situation in the Central Asian region,…

Russian Will Enhance Cooperation with Countries Interested in Reciprocally Beneficial Partnership

24 May، 2022 Sochi, SANA Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed that the Russian economy in the new conditions will remain open. Putin at a meeting on Tuesday siad that “”Moreover, we will expand cooperation with those countries that are interested in reciprocally beneficial partnership.” “This is organizing convenient payment infrastructure in national currencies, establishing scientific…

Turkey Swings West: The Ukraine War and Domestic Elections

Erman Çete While Ankara has always sought to maintain a careful balance between east and west, Turkey’s 2023 election candidates believe they need US support to win. Ankara’s rapprochement with the US has been accelerated by events in Ukraine. These ties will also shape Turkey domestically, with or without a 2023 Erdogan electoral win. On…

US and NATO Increasing Pressure on Turkey

Vladimir Platov For many a year, relations between Ankara and Washington have been characterized by an “unstable balance.” If initially, when Erdogan first came to power, his Justice and Development Party (AKP) was supported by the United States, then over time it has ceased to be an American project, demonstrating (as well as Erdogan himself)…

Turkey Opposes Sweden and Finland Joining NATO

Turkey has opposed the alliance intentions of the Scandinavian nations, claiming they are like ‘a guesthouse for terrorists’ Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan declared on Friday that Ankara opposes the possibility of Sweden and Finland’s accession to NATO because he believes the two Scandinavian nations harbor ‘terrorists’. By ‘terrorists’, the Turkish leader meant militants of…

Sanctions against Russia: Reactions from the Middle East

Yuriy Zinin The Middle East media have not stopped commenting on recent developments in Ukraine through the prism of their perception in the region. Particular attention is paid to the topic of the sanctions imposed on Moscow and their resonance in the Arab world. As can be seen, attitudes towards these measures are negative in…

The Middle East, the US and the Ukrainian Crisis

Valery Kulikov For several decades, US policy in the Middle East has been depended on the cooperation of the Gulf states, headed by Saudi Arabia, and on Israel, Egypt, and Turkey. However, since the Obama administration, relations between Washington and the main regional powers have become increasingly strained. Primarily due to the substitution by the…

Kremlin Shoots Down Israeli PM’s Claims of Putin ‘Apology’

The Cradle Tel Aviv earlier claimed that President Putin apologized for his foreign minister’s remarks, in which he suggested Adolf Hitler may have had ‘Jewish blood’ Moscow has denied a claim made by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on 5 May, in which he said that Russian President Vladimir Putin apologized to him for the controversial…

Are Western Spooks Backing a New ‘Ukrainian White Helmets?

Samir Mustafa Are Western Spooks Backing a New ‘Ukrainian White Helmets? Al Mayadeen investigates A new attempt is made by Western mercenaries to fuel the fight in Ukraine further under the guise of “humanitarian assistance,” former Western soldiers and mercenaries are at the forefront of such operations. A British mercenary with alleged ties to the…