Tag: Russia not bombing ISIS

Putin In Syria: Russia Makes New Enemies, Gets Help From Old Allies

December 4, 2015

Turkey has played a critical role in Russia’s economy, but also in its diplomatic and geopolitical strategy. Now Russia and Turkey, already at odds over the fate of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, may have irreparably damaged their relationship. But Russia may be getting needed diplomatic support from China and new military assistance from Iran. The […]

5 Myths: Russia’s False ISIS Narrative In Syria

December 2, 2015

This article was originally published by the Institute for the Study of War and has been republished with permission. Hugo Spaulding — President Vladimir Putin is actively misinforming his domestic audience and the international community about Russia’s first military intervention outside the former Soviet Union since Afghanistan. Putin has created a false narrative about the […]

Putin In Syria: After Paris, The Syria Question Is Revisited

November 16, 2015

As the world once again is focused on ISIS in the wake of Friday’s terrorist attack in Paris, and as the G20 meets to discuss, among other things, global security, many are reexamining the situation in Syria and Russia’s role in the war on terror. The previous post in our Putin in Syria column can […]

Putin In Syria: What Russia Seeks To Accomplish With Vienna ‘Peace’ Talks

November 4, 2015

What does Russia hope to accomplish in its diplomatic maneuvering on Syria? The previous post in our Putin in Syria column can be found here. What Russia Seeks To Accomplish With Syrian ‘Peace’ Talks 2015-11-04 14:49:49 Last week, a group of representatives from various nations met in Vienna to discuss a possible path forward in […]

Is Russia Part Of The Solution In Syria, Or Part Of The Problem? Podcast

October 20, 2015

Is the Russian intervention in Syria going to make things better or worse? What are the possible solutions for the Syrian crisis, and can the US work with Russia to end a war that has significant consequences for the Middle East and the world at large? This week, Interpreter’s managing editor James Miller and Boston […]

Putin In Syria: More Close Calls Between Russia And NATO

October 6, 2015

LIVE UPDATES: The Turkish Foreign Ministry says that a Russian jet fighter entered Turkish airspace on October 3 before being intercepted by F-16s. Now Turkey Says Russia also crossed into its airspace on October 4. The previous post in our Putin in Syria column can be found here. Russian Media Fiction — 3,000 Members of […]