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...
Syrian Express on the NATO Flank

Syrian Express on the NATO Flank

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 27 December 2017 Syrian Express on the NATO Flank One of the goals of the Russian involvement in the war in Syria, apart from saving Assad’s regime and fighting against Daesh (which was the least important, though), was building a strong...
Syrian War Is Not Over Yet

Syrian War Is Not Over Yet

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 12 December 2017 Syrian War Is Not Over Yet En route to Egypt, Vladimir Putin stopped in Syria where he declared victory against “terrorists” in Syria and announced a troop withdrawal. His statement constitutes a part of the presidential campaign...
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