Tag: Damascus

Putin in Syria: At Least 40 Reported Dead After Missiles Strike Market In Douma

October 30, 2015

LIVE UPDATES: At least 40 people are reported to have been killed after surface-to-surface missiles struck a market place in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta today. The previous post in our Putin in Syria column can be found here.

Putin in Syria: Regime And Iranian Forces Move On Aleppo, Supported By Russian Air Strikes

October 16, 2015

LIVE UPDATES: There are reports from both regime and rebel sources that a large offensive has been launched against Aleppo in the north of Syria, supported by the Russian Air Force. The previous post in our Putin in Syria column can be found here.

Putin in Syria: Russian Jets Strike ISIS For First Time But Continue Wider Campaign Against Other Rebel Groups

October 2, 2015

LIVE UPDATES: The Russian Air Force has reportedly struck ISIS-held areas for the first time since bombing began on September 30. However the majority of settlements struck by bombs over the last 24 hours lie outside ISIS-controlled territory. The previous post in our Putin in Syria column can be found here.

Russia and Iran: Bashar al Assad’s Life Support

November 7, 2013

The Assad regime in Syria is broke. That was the consensus of every expert, and resident, more than one year ago. American officials noted that the regime was struggling to find a way to print currency, and that by July of last year the regime had spent more than half of its sovereign wealth fund. […]

Russian Media: Conspiracy Theories and Reading Comprehension Issues

September 18, 2013

The Russian government, and the Russian state media, have had a tough few weeks. The United Nations released their report on the August 21st chemical weapons attack in Damascus, Syria. While the UN mission in Syria did not allow the investigators to say¬†who used chemical weapons, the team investigating the incident was able to unearth […]

Syria After the Strike: Three Scenarios

September 10, 2013

Russia’s media is highly impacted by government control. Many news organizations have direct or indirect ties to the Russian government, and yet many more have ties to a web of Russian power brokers. Even when a newspaper is independent, the power of Russia’s power structure can be felt in the press. Since 2001, four journalists […]