ALAFF continues to publish a translation of the chapters of the book «“Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact” in questions and answers» by Alexander Dyukov (ISBN 978-5-9990-0005-7). The first chapter is here. The entire book is available for free download. Source (*.pdf file) Is it true that back in November 1938 the “General Agreement between the NKVD and the Gestapo” […]

On some features of relations between Bahrain and Iran

Relations between two neighboring countries — Bahrain and Iran have historically been complex and traditionally “prone to some degree of confrontation”. Of particular importance to them are the territorial and ethno-confessional factors. Under the Shah’s regime, Tehran repeatedly formally made claims on Bahrain. After the victory in Iran in 1979 of the Islamic Revolution, Tehran […]

Syria: use of chemical weapons in 2013

EXCLUSIVE ALAFF continues to post the translation of chapters from the newest book of Russian diplomat Maria Khodynskaya-Golenischeva. The first part of the translation (chapter on the internal Syrian opposition), as well as information about the book and other details, can be read here. The second part of the translation (chapter revealing the motives and […]

Syria. Monthly review (September 2019)

Previous reviews: September/October 2018 November 2018 December 2018 January 2019 February 2019 March 2019 April 2019 May 2019 June 2019 July 2019 August 2019   Restoration of peaceful life, social institutions, the economy and infrastructure. September 2. The Crimean-Syrian trading house «Commonwealth» signed a $ 2 million contract with an agricultural export company from Syria. […]