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Daily News Analysis

Prominent Muslim-Russian Journalist Orkhan Djemal Killed in C.A.R.

Ahmed Makhmoudov

Dhu al-Hijjah 18, 14392018-08-29

At the end of July (July 31), Russian and international media reported that three Russian journalists investigating Russian presence in the Central African Republic were killed. One of those journalists was Orkhan Djemal, the other two are Alexander Rastorguev and Kirill Radchenko.

News & Analysis

Azerbaijan: Political Violence Triggers Social Earthquake

Ahmed Makhmoudov

Dhu al-Qa'dah 19, 14392018-08-01

The heroic act of Yunis Safarov has led to social earthquake in Azerbaijan putting the dictatorial regime in a bind: ignore the protests and appear weak, use the iron-fist and provoke more backlash.

News & Analysis

Wahhabi Trend in Former Soviet Republics

Ahmed Makhmoudov

Ramadan 16, 14392018-06-01

The traditionally Sufi-oriented former Soviet republics have been swept by Wahhabi zealots with disastrous consequences for the people.

Special Reports

US uses soft power in the Middle East

Ahmed Makhmoudov

Muharram 08, 14362014-11-01

The US uses a number of tools in its arsenal to advance its agenda in the Middle East. Soft power is one of them.

Special Reports

America’s Ukraine bid to keep Russia in check

Ahmed Makhmoudov

Jumada' al-Akhirah 01, 14352014-04-01

The US and its allies do not care for the people of Ukraine; their interest lies in destabilizing Russia that is becoming increasingly assertive.

News & Analysis

Bandar’s Moscow visit exposes Saudi weaknesses

Ahmed Makhmoudov

Shawwal 24, 14342013-09-01

Bandar bin Sultan, the most venal character of the House of Saud, was in Moscow early last month but his offer to buy $15 billion worth of Russian arms to get Vladimir Putin to change his policy on Syria was rebuffed.

News & Analysis

Turkey’s US-NATO mission in Central Asia

Ahmed Makhmoudov

Jumada' al-Akhirah 20, 14342013-05-01

People in Central Asia are beginning to see through Turkey’s plans to promote Pan-Turkism in the region because Ankara is viewed as advancing Washington’s agenda.

News & Analysis

US-Russian competition in Central Asia

Ahmed Makhmoudov

Jumada' al-Ula' 20, 14342013-04-01

The US is not as helpless in Central Asia as thought of, nor is Russia as powerful and liked as is generally believed. Each views the other as a threat to its interests.

Special Reports

Russian policy in the “near abroad”

Ahmed Makhmoudov

Rabi' al-Thani 19, 14342013-03-01

Russia is determined to assert itself in Central Asia and the Caucasus by using its former puppets to advance its agenda. Some republics offer better prospects than others.

News & Analysis

Regime change rumours in Azerbaijan

Ahmed Makhmoudov

Rabi' al-Awwal 20, 14342013-02-01

While Ilham Aliyev appears to have been rattled by rumours of Russia’s plan to replace him, most observers believe it is just that: rumours.

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