Author: Alexander Mercouris

Syria on brink of final victory in Aleppo

Syria on brink of final victory in Aleppo

Whilst all the attention is focused on the diplomacy, the fighting in Aleppo progresses steadily towards what is now starting to look like an inevitable government victory. A review of the key events in the ‘Great Battle of Aleppo’ – likely to be the decisive battle in the Syrian war – is in order.  At the time of the start […]

The Litvinenko Inquiry: London’s Absurd Show Trial

The Litvinenko Inquiry: London’s Absurd Show Trial

As for the British public – now hardened by US and British drone attacks to state sponsored killings – the Litvinenko affair is for them simply a real life James Bond story. It has if anything enhanced their cynical but nonetheless real respect for Putin and Russia as a man and a country not to be trifled with.