Lebanon: problems of ensuring the national security

For a long time, Lebanon has been confronted with numerous security threats both inside and outside the country. Tension in relations with Israel, the permanent danger of another major armed conflict with it on Lebanese territory, largely against the wishes of the country’s government, and a large part of the Lebanese, pose a serious threat […]

Internal Syrian opposition

EXCLUSIVE ALAFF continues a series of publications on the Syrian conflict. Last year, ALAFF translated into English the entire book of an acting Russian diplomat Maria Khodynskaya-Golenischeva “Aleppo: war and diplomacy” (2017, ISBN 978-5-00111-116-0). Use the link to the book to find out information about the author. The current publication is ALAFF’s author’s English translation […]

Qatar: problems of ensuring the national security

The main factors determining the activity of Qatar’s leadership in the field of national security include the difficult, permanently tense situation in the Persian Gulf and in the Middle East, foreign policy ambitions, often overstated, by the country’s leaders, their desire to secure for the emirate the place of a “major regional player” providing influence […]

ERA technopolis: development and plans

Since ALAFF’s last article on the ERA technopolis, it’s time to summarize some of its work, started, in fact, in the late summer of 2018. Over the past five months, the development of the ERA technopolis has been marked by several important events. The military «intellectual incubator» of the Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation […]

Syria. Monthly review (April 2019)

Previous reviews: September/October 2018 November 2018 December 2018 January 2019 February 2019 March 2019   Restoration of peaceful life, social institutions, the economy and infrastructure. April 1. In the Armenian Christian Church «Forty Martyrs», located in the city of Aleppo, the first Mass took place after the official completion of the first stage of the […]

On the modern military doctrine of Iran

The military doctrine of Iran is formed on the basis of the political aspirations of the country’s leadership, its perception of external threats and the desire to preserve the heritage of the Islamic revolution. At the same time, the preservation of the heritage of the Islamic revolution plays a key role in the Iranian military […]

Syria. Monthly review (March 2019)

Previous reviews: September/October 2018 November 2018 December 2018 January 2019 February 2019   Restoration of peaceful life, social institutions, the economy and infrastructure. March 2. In the Syrian village of El-Biya, the restoration of an Orthodox church is being completed. The main work on the restoration of the temple of Elijah the prophet here has […]