Near East

Russia’s Mideast Energy Diplomacy: Boom or Bust?

06.06.2017

Most experts on energy geopolitics usually examine Russia’s relations with the EU when discussing what they assume to be Moscow’s politicization of its oil and gas resources, but all polemics aside about the veracity of that misleading presumption

The Neo Persian Empire

03.05.2017

The strategic initiative on the complex Syrian battlefield seems to have swung in the favor of beleaguered President Bashar Al Assad. The Russian aerospace forces have played a key role in this change of fortunes.

Five years of the Arab Spring

21.12.2015
December 18th, 2010, is considered to be start of the dramatic events in the Middle East, known as the Arab Spring.

The little boy on the beach

04.09.2015
The image of the dead Syrian child lying inert on a Turkish beach choked up anyone who saw the image splayed over the front pages of every newspaper in Europe this week.