Russia Falls in a Syrian Trap

Russia Falls in a Syrian Trap

SPECIAL REPORTS Date: 30 October 2018 Russia Falls in a Syrian Trap Three years past the military operation in Syria, Russia managed to achieve its goal, saving the regime of its ally, President Bashar al-Assad. Nonetheless, it failed to restore control over the...
Why Moscow left Kurds. Five reasons

Why Moscow left Kurds. Five reasons

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 26 January 2018 Why Moscow left Kurds. Five reasons Turkish military operations against Kurdish enclave Afrin would not have begun without Russian permission. Moscow has made cold estimation of gains and losses on this matter. It turned out that...
Cold War 2.0: A New Front

Cold War 2.0: A New Front

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 27 December 2017 Cold War 2.0: A New Front Conquering Raqqa and vanquishing the so-called Islamic State closed only a certain stage of the war. It is far from the full pacification of Syria and the reconstruction of the country, while jihadists...
Diplomacy and Raids

Diplomacy and Raids

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 6 November 2017 Diplomacy and Raids The breakthrough of October and November brought some significant Russian actions on the Syrian front – both military and diplomatic ones. Even though Russia has succeeded in the first issue, it seems that it...
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