Arab Spring

External forces were the main factor of Syrian and Libyan conflicts

External forces were the main factor of Syrian and Libyan conflicts

There was no social, political, or socio-economic crisis by the beginning of armed conflict in Syria

Putin: attempts to establish uni-polar world have failed

Putin: attempts to establish uni-polar world have failed

The attempts to establish a one-polar world order have failed, and the balance on the international arena restores, Russia's President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with a weekly program on the NTV channel. "The situation is changing," he said...

Is ISIL a bigger threat or are the Kurds for Turkey?

Is ISIL a bigger threat or are the Kurds for Turkey?

Ankara considers PKK and Kurdish presence in Syria as a main strategic threat, while Daesh is thought to be a tactic threat

 Obama acknowledges intervention into Libya his main mistake

Obama acknowledges intervention into Libya his main mistake

US President Barack Obama said in an interview on 'Fox News' that the 2011 intervention into Libya is his biggest mistake. "Probably failing to plan for the day after for what I think was the right …

Kazantsev: Kazakhstan is the most reliable partner of Russia in Central Asia

Kazantsev: Kazakhstan is the most reliable partner of Russia in Central Asia

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The director of the Analytical Center of MGIMO, Andrey Kazantsev, believes that the parliamentary elections in Kazakhstan will lead to a significant renewal of the political elite. …

Kazakhstan is still the most reliable partner in Central Asia for Russia

Kazakhstan is still the most reliable partner in Central Asia for Russia

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Early elections are a perfect way to maintain interethnic peace, expert says

The Syrian crisis is a specific part of the Arab Spring, Dolgov believes

The Syrian crisis is a specific part of the Arab Spring, Dolgov believes

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Senior Fellow at the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Boris Dolgov, believes that a long-term settlement of the Syrian conflict will be a result of the intervention of …

Gaddafi did not deserve to die like that, Oleg Peresypkin says

Gaddafi did not deserve to die like that, Oleg Peresypkin says

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The Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the USSR to Libya (1984-1986), employee of the Center for Eastern Studies of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Professor Oleg Peresypkin, believes that the main reason for …

Boris Dolgov: Events in Libya are a special part of the Arab Spring

Boris Dolgov: "Events in Libya are a special part of the Arab Spring"

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Senior Fellow at the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Boris Dolgov, spoke about the cause of the situation in which Libya finds itself today. …

Grigoriy Lukyanov on political situation in Libya

Grigoriy Lukyanov on political situation in Libya

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A specialist in the modern history of Libya and the Arab states of the Middle East and North Africa of the Faculty of Humanities of the HSE, Grigory Lukyanov, analyzed the current situation in Libya, and also spoke about how the political …

The idea of dividing Libya is senseless

The idea of dividing Libya is senseless

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The basis of the external interference in the state’s affairs was not political motives, but economic ones

Libya was a prosperous state a few years ago

Libya was a prosperous state a few years ago

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Gaddafi fought against radical Islamism in cooperation with Western intelligence agencies

Fifth year of Arab Spring in Middle East

Fifth year of Arab Spring in Middle East

The dream about free and fair Arab world wasn't realized, and even turned into nightmares, as the disorganized liberalism failed to defeat the Islamists. Today is the fifth anniversary of the beginning of the 'Arab Spring', …