Pogos Anastasov

Libyan Oil – the Bargaining Chip in the Struggle for Power


Between September 11 and 12, 2016, the Libyan army, under the command of General Khalifa Haftar, took control of the key oil facilities of the ‘Oil Crescent’ on the Mediterranean coast in Zawiya, Ras Lanuf and Sidra as well as…

Saudi Arabia and Iran: a New Burst of Confrontation


Before the beginning of the Hajj and the Great Islamic Holiday of Eid al-Adha (Sacrifice Feast) of 2016, a conflict flared up in the Islamic world between Saudi Arabia and Iran came with a new force. It has not only deepened…

Are There any Prospects for Future Russia-US Cooperation on Syria?


In recent days, American sources and major US-controlled media, including Arabic media, have produced a whole range of statements that cast doubt on the prospects of further US-Russian cooperation on the contentious…

Saudi Arabia and Yemenite tragedy


A global scandal is unfolding around Saudi Arabia and the coalition that it created in 2015 to fight against Houthis rebels. On June 3, the United Nations Secretary, General Ban Ki-moon, included the coalition in the black list of countries…

Is it the End of the Civil War in Libya?


A U.N.-sponsored deal aiming to end the Libyan conflict was signed on December 17, 2015 in Skhirat, Morocco. The agreement stipulates the formation of a transitional Libyan government. Foreign ministers of Qatar, Spain, Italy, Morocco, Tunisia, and…

A forgotten conflict could lead to a new war


The convulsions in the Middle East and the Syrian drama have pushed the Arab-Israeli conflict off the front pages of the newspapers and news sites, as if it had ceased to exist. Developments of the Palestinian tragedy appear in the press with all the less…

Erdogan is Starting to Pay His Bills


Yerevan is anxiously watching developments in neighbouring Turkey. Destabilization in a neighbouring country is in nobody’s interests, but events there are developing rapidly, and it is unlikely that there is anything good in store for Ankara, which has got…

US-GCC Summit: Hopes and Outcomes

The US-GCC Summit held on May 14 at Camp David, designed by the American administration as a demonstration of the…

Iran: The Ultimate Goal Behind the Destruction of the Middle East

Saudi intervention in Yemen at the height of negotiations regarding the Iranian nuclear program in Lozanne once again forced experts…

Tunisia – an Exception to the Rule?

The parliamentary elections held in Tunisia on 26 October provide some food for thought concerning what tendencies might prevail in…

Coalition against the Islamic Coalition: The search for a strategy

The absence of advance of the hastily formed coalition between the USA and its Arab allies becomes more and more…

The True Results of the Anti-Terrorist Meeting in Jeddah

On 11 September 2014, on a ‘historic’ thirteenth anniversary of the terror attack proclaimed by suicide bombers aimed at the…

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