Petr Lvov

The War in Iraq Intensifies

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On February 5 the most protected "green zone" of Baghdad was rocked by four explosions. At least 33 people were…

Dangerous games around the Sochi Olympics

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In late January, the Islamist group of Ansar al-Sunna, based in Iraq, assumed the responsibility for the December terrorist attacks…

Can the Middle East become a WMD-free Zone?

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In recent days the topic of transforming the Middle East into a zone free of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)…

New face of the Middle East after the Arab Spring

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It's been three years after the beginning of the “Arab spring” that initially started in Tunisia and was immediately followed…

Assessing the situation in Iraq

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As we approach April 30, 2014, the date of parliamentary elections in Iraq, the military and political situation in the…

Saudi Arabia’s religious problems set the premise for a schism in the kingdom Part 2

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The situation of the Saudi Ismailis in Najran, unlike that of the Eastern Province Shia, has not garnered much attention…

Saudi Arabia’s religious problems set the premise for a schism in the kingdom Part 1

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As categorically maintained recently in Riyadh, Iran traditionally considers the factor of religion to be a convenient bargaining tool in…

The protracted Syrian war continues

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Although the execution of the UN Security Council Resolution 2118 – a part of which deals with the destruction of…

Who is Hindering the OPCW Inspectors’ Work in Syria

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The international inspectors responsible for the control of the chemical weapons' destruction process in Syria left their hotel in Damascus…

Syria and the UN Security Council: anti-Russian trap or “salvation”?

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According to the latest information from New York, the Security Council’s resolution on Syrian chemical weapons has been approved by…

Iranian take on the Russia’s peaceful initiatives in Syria.

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During his speech at the Valdai conference, Russian President Vladimir Putin has confirmed that the chemical attack in Syria that…

Syria: The Fabricated Evidence

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There's no need in specifying all the details of the Assad regime alleged use of chemical weapons – all the…

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