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 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...
“Coup” in Lugansk

“Coup” in Lugansk

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 22 November 2017 “Coup” in Lugansk After a provocation on the so-called “November 5th Revolution”, about which we wrote a dozen or so days ago, the FSB, feeling threatened by the growing strength of competing power...
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...
Zapad-2017: preparations completed

Zapad-2017: preparations completed

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 7 September 2017 Zapad-2017: preparations completed A week before the official start of joint Russian and Belarusian maneuvers, for the first time a top western politician questioned the officially given number of servicemen to participate in...
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