Tag: Iraq

Shoigu Says Russia Prevented NATO Missile Strikes in Syria, Even as Russia Asks for Permission to Send Missiles Over Iran, Iraq

August 15, 2016

Russian Defense MInister Sergei Shogu has claimed that Russia’s actions prevent NATO from striking Syria with 624 cruise missiles, even as Russia asked Iran and Iraq for permission to send cruise missiles over their territories.

Putin in Syria: Russian MOD Presents Claims Of Turkish Oil Trading With ISIS

December 2, 2015

The previous post in our Putin in Syria column can be found here. Reports Of Russian Air Strikes Causing Heavy Casualties North Of Aleppo 2015-12-03 00:18:39 The Syrian Local Coordination Committees (LCC) report heavy casualties following Russian strikes on roads north of Aleppo. According to the LCC, at least 25 people were killed when Russian […]

Russia Won’t Change Its Approach To Ukraine Until It Changes Itself

January 16, 2015

Staunton, January 7 – Ukrainians and others increasingly recognize that Russia will change its approach to Ukraine only when Russia itself changes, a conclusion that has led many to consider how Russia might change and reflect on what Ukraine must do until its eastern neighbor has become very different from what it is today. Unfortunately, […]

US Campaign Against ISIS Plays Into Russia’s Strategy In Middle East and Ukraine

September 24, 2014

This week on The Interpreter podcast Boston College Professor Matt Sienkiewicz and The Interpreter’s managing editor James Miller discuss Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s recent visit to the United States, and how Ukraine will (or perhaps will not) be supported by the United States and Europe. But the conversation quickly turns to ISIS and the US […]