Newsfeed

Newspaper: Americans and Europeans want to buy Electric Networks of Armenia

ANC: Situation in Armenia is the result of permissiveness of state governance bodies and law-enforcement structures

Newspaper: High electricity and gas tariffs will hamper re-launch of Nairit Plant

Vladimir Gasparyan: Armenian police have no intention "to break" the youth in Baghramyan Ave

"Armenbrok" OJSC the Market-Maker of Armswissbank's Three Debut USD Issues of Denominated Bonds

120 000 downloads from Beeline's App Armenia platform

From Now on VTB Bank (Armenia) Cardholders can Automatically Check their Card Account Balance

Expert: Azerbaijan may take advantage of situation in Armenia and start escalating tensions on line of contact

"Barricade" street litterbins as basis for criminal case

Using force against protesters not in favor of authorities

French Ambassador about events in Yerevan: "We want that a decision acceptable to everyone be found though dialogue"

Head of Road Police resigns

Inter RAO refutes reports on sale of its Armenian subsidiary

EBRD Office confirms: it has not filed a claim against Electric Networks of Armenia

Raffi Hovannisian: A broader agenda is needed, as all "troubles" in Armenia come from illegitimate power

Minister: Audit of Electric Networks of Armenia may take 3-6 months

Minister: Public Services Regulatory Committee will also undergo international audit

Prime Minister: On Baghramyan Ave some forces seeking escalation of tensions

U.S. Embassy comes out with statement over protests in Yerevan

"No to Plunder!": Wedding at Baghramyan Ave

Sources: Relevant Bodies to Declare of Energy Rate Hike Decision Revocation within an Hour

Economist: Energy sector of Armenia needs the same model used in banking system

Orange to hold free movie screenings

What is the Source of “Maidan” Threat in Armenia?

David Babayan: Aliyev confesses that international community exerts pressure on Baku regarding escalation in Karabakh conflict zone

Beeline and Biglemon.am offer beautiful numbers for half-price

Maksim Sokolov: Russian Trade Representation Office in Yerevan Matters in Armenian-Russian Relations

In 2015 ARARATBANK Intending to Open Electronic Branch and Financial Supermarkets

Russian analyst: Russian parent company must take its subsidiary under stricter control

Deputy: Armenian President to Realize the Gravity of the Situation and Take Decision while it is under Control

"No to Plunder!": Baghramyan Ave is gradually turning into a street art center

VTB Bank (Armenia) keeps implementing charitable projects to support children with disabilities

"Heritage" Deputy Chairman: There Should be a Compromise Package for the Energy Rate Issue

Regional

Orientalist: Future of Middle East and North Africa is taking shape

  • by Marianna Mkrtchyan

  • Tuesday, June 17, 15:50

The countries in the Middle East and North Africa are coming into a new stage of political development, Ruben Safrastyan, Head of the Institute for Oriental Studies at the National Academy of Science of Armenia, told reporters on Tuesday.

According to him, starting from the Arab spring up to the recent times, the Middle East and North Africa were in the process of transformation and chaos, but the situation has changed lately. "Now, the future of Middle East and North Africa is taking shape," he said. Safrastyan brings a number of factors indicating at those changes: the processes in Iraq, presidential elections in Syria, where President Bashar al-Assad proved that he enlists the people's support, as well as the developments in Libya and the presidential election in Egypt.

Safrastyan believes that Syria will survive the civil war and Assad's power will continue, though some transformations are still possible.

According to the orlientalist, the latest developments in Iraq - attacks by militants - may collapse the country. Libya may also face a collapse. As for Egypt, the defeat of the Muslim Brotherhood and Abdul Fattah al-Sisi's coming to power create certain preconditions for stabilization.
At the same time, Safrastyan thinks that Turkey has a great part in formation of the new Middle East.  However, Turkey's policy is so far unpredictable.

"The militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are supported with arms from the territory of Turkey, which means that Ankara is directly involved in the processes in Iraq," Safrastyan said. 

Send to a friend

To (e-mail)


Your name


Message


Comments

View comments (0)
  • READ ALL COMMENTS
  • POST A COMMENT

Be first to comment on this article

* Indicates required fields