The summit of the League of Arab States underscored the split in the Middle East on key positions. Lebanon, Iraq and Algeria condemned the attacks of the United States on Syrian territory, Saudi Arabia and Qatar - supported.
A new geopolitical confrontation is shaping up in the Middle East, and not only between Israel and Syria or Iran. Like most conflicts there, it involves a fight for hydrocarbon resources—oil and gas.
The big press conference of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is not only an excellent occasion to discuss the most important trends in international relations, but also an opportunity to track the main vectors of Russia's foreign policy.
The Middle East is once again becoming the arena of confrontation between two most powerful forces.
The tenure of Angela Merkel as Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany has been a disaster for her country and for Europe. That’s why it’s a refreshing change finally to have an issue where it is possible to agree with her.