Russia Prepares the Curtain Call

Russia Prepares the Curtain Call

The implementation of the conclusions of the US-Russia summit in Geneva (known as “Yalta II”), held on June 16, 2021, continues. It seems that the concessions made by Washington to Moscow are much more significant than previously thought. President Vladimir Putin continues to put the world back in order not only in the wider Middle…

It’s UN Meddling, Not Ethiopia’s Rejection Thereof, That’s a Stain on Our Conscience

It’s UN Meddling, Not Ethiopia’s Rejection Thereof, That’s a Stain on Our Conscience

The only stain on our conscience is that supposedly neutral UN humanitarian wings and Ethiopia’s alleged American ally joined forces to support an armed anti-government group in Africa’s second most populous country that’s pursuing regime change ends through what Addis Ababa regards as terrorist means. UN humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths dramatically described the crisis in…

Will Russia’s ‘Energy Diplomacy’ in Syria Lead to Iran’s Withdrawal?

Will Russia’s ‘Energy Diplomacy’ in Syria Lead to Iran’s Withdrawal?

From the looks of it, the plan is for the West to waive select sanctions against Syria with regards to its facilitation of energy exports to Lebanon via the Arab Gas Pipeline in exchange for Damascus requesting Tehran’s dignified but phased withdrawal from the country. Axios cited two unnamed “Israeli” officials last week when reporting…

Syria: Are There Ways to Resolve the Conflict?

Syria: Are There Ways to Resolve the Conflict?

In his briefing at the UN Security Council, the organization’s Special Envoy for Syria, Geir Pedersen, proposed taking advantage of the relative halt in military hostilities in the country to bring together the main regional and international parties concerned. According to the official, this should be done for the sake of preliminary negotiations on confidence-building…