Are the Concerns Surrounding the Death of Mohamed Morsi Legitimate?
In mid-June, right in the middle of the hearing of his case in a Cairo court, Egypt’s former president, Mohamed Morsi died from a “sudden heart attack.” This was reported by Reuters with a reference to an unnamed source in local medical circles. In the aftermath of this untimely death, both Egyptian armed forces and […]
No Peace Allowed in Afghanistan
Whatever hopes of returning to normal life regular Afghans have had until recently, these days those are all but dissolving like a morning mist. The so-called Afghan reconciliation summit that was to be held in Qatar has been put on the back burner indefinitely. It was envisioned as a separate event, unrelated to the direct talks between the Taliban […]
New US Ambassador to Uzbekistan – You Just don’t Wanna Know
The ever increasing influence of Russia and China in Central Asia is keeping the United States fairly agitated. Predictably enough, over the last couple of years Washington has noticeably stepped up its efforts to dominate the region through both economic and military means. In this context, the emphasis that the US placed on developing its […]
Taliban Wants to Ensure that the US won’t Try to Play Dirty Yet Again
No more than a couple of months ago the US Congress would discuss the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan. Yet, in spite of an extensive amount of effort invested by the international community into the resolution of the Afghan war, the conflict stretching for now over 18 years just will not end, while the absence […]
Is there a Way Out of the US-Turkey Deadlock
Washington’s overt aggressive behavior on the international stage provoked by its desire to impose its own vision of the way that the Middle East must look in the future has pushed most of its traditional allies away from it. So it’s only natural that the US keeps losing allies left and right, gradually alienating Qatar, […]
Why Washington’s Arab-NATO Doomed to Failure from the Start
Even after hitting a number of stumbling blocks on the road to the establishment of an anti-Iranian military bloc of Sunni states – the Middle East Strategic Alliance (MESA), Washington would still carry on its attempts to create a unified armed opposition to its primary opponent in the Middle East. In late February, the White […]
ISIS is Coming Back to Neck Bite Afghanistan
These days nobody is taken aback anymore by the opportunistic statements the sitting American president has been making for the last couple of years. If Donald Trump is to be believed, all of the most challenging problems the international community is facing these days can be resolved with a single stroke of the pen. Among […]
What is Up With William Moser, the New US Ambassador to Kazakhstan
Over the past three decades post-Soviet territory has become Washington’s new playground, where the US attempts to uproot all traditional ties that bind Russia with its immediate neighbors. In the 1980s and 1990s, Washington would place particular emphasis on advancing its relations with the Baltic republics, as it was a rush to draw them away from […]
New US Ambassador to Tajikistan Seems to be Up To the Task
To this day Central Asia remains an arena of struggle for a number of major international players, namely Russia, China and the United States. In this struggle, Washington has now started losing its influence, which resulted in a series of desperate attempts to establish a sound foothold in this region, which could serve as a […]
Is that OK to Take a Piss on One’s National Pride?
In their public speeches Western policymakers would go above and beyond in an attempt to stress their particular fondness of Washington’s vassals that are bound to fulfill any demand of their harsh master, while pretending that all this is a part of some sort of a rule-based political order that is lauded in the Western […]
New US Ambassador to Azerbaijan is a First-Class Troublemaker
In early March, Washington sent a new ambassador to Azerbaijan that was appointed by the sitting US president Donald Trump personally. As it’s been revealed by a number of media sources, Earle Litzenberger is a career member of the US State department that used to occupy the position of the senior advisor in the Bureau […]
Is There Any Doubt that ISIS is Coming Back to Haunt the EU?
On February 28, US president Donald Trump, while making a public speech in front of service members at Joint Elmendorf-Richardson base in Alaska, announced that the Pentagon managed to reclaim 100% of the territory previously controlled by ISIS in the Middle East. It’s noteworthy that this wasn’t the first time the Trump administration claimed that it secured […]