Problems with the Russian plan for Syria

Problems with the Russian plan for Syria

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 15 July 2017 Problems with the Russian plan for Syria The plan for the creation of four so-called “de-escalation zones” in Syria, elaborated on by Moscow, is facing more and more obstacles. There is a progress related to the south zone,...
A Cold War in Afghanistan

A Cold War in Afghanistan

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 21 April 2017 A Cold War in Afghanistan In recent weeks, tension between Russia and the USA in yet another point of conflict in the Middle East has mounted. It is increasingly clear that Afghanistan is becoming one more area of struggle between...
Gas Retreat from Central Asia

Gas Retreat from Central Asia

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 19 April 2017 Gas Retreat from Central Asia The information that Gazprom has signed a contract to purchase gas from Uzbekistan has given rise to much speculation, ranging from the claim that Russians are going to seize the raw material that could...