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...
Who should be afraid of Russian jihadists?

Who should be afraid of Russian jihadists?

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 24 November 2017 Who should be afraid of Russian jihadists? More and more signals are coming from Moscow about the end of the war in Syria and the withdrawal of most Russian military assets from that country. Despite the fact that the end of the...
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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