Tag: S-300

Putin in Syria: Russia Steps Up Military Deployment In Syria

November 26, 2015

The previous post in our Putin in Syria column can be found here. Hollande And Putin Agree To Coordinate Operations Against ISIS, But Two Disagree On Assad 2015-11-26 22:23:44 Meeting in Moscow today, Presidents Francois Hollande and Vladimir Putin publicly declared their plans to coordinate strikes against ISIS.  AFP reports: “The strikes against Daesh (IS) […]

Putin in Syria: Russia Dismisses Claims S-400 Missiles Deployed In Syria But Photos Do Show Component Radar

November 13, 2015

Russia denies claims that S-400 surface-to-air missiles have been deployed to the Hmeemeem airbase in Latakia, but photos do show a radar associated with the missile system. The previous post in our Putin in Syria column can be found here. Putin to Travel to Iran November 23 for Summit with Rouhani; Moscow Grants Tehran $7.1 […]

Russia Update: Russia Lifts Ban On S-300 Sale To Iran

April 13, 2015

Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. The previous issue is here. UPDATES BELOW Special features: – Alexey Navalny On the Murder of Boris Nemtsov –Theories about Possible Perpetrators of the Murder of Boris Nemtsov –Novaya Gazeta Releases […]

Did Israel Bomb Syria To Destroy Advanced Russian Anti-Aircraft Missiles?

December 9, 2014

New Questions After Israeli Airstrike In Damascus 2014-12-08 18:57:50 Israel has conducted an airstrike against the heart (or, as we’ll see, perhaps it’s better described as the lungs) of the Assad regime in Syria. On Sunday, news agencies carried statements from Syrian State TV, SANAA, that earlier that day Israeli jets entered Syrian airspace and […]

High Treason and Anti-Aircraft Missiles

January 21, 2014

Valery Morozov is a whistleblowing businessman who fell foul of the Russian authorities in Sochi after reporting state bribery. He has been granted political asylum in Great Britain. Morozov posts this dramatic story. What starts as a conversation about Sochi, and corruption in Russia in general, ends in a revelation about the theft of one […]

Putin: The Godfather of the World

November 27, 2013

This analysis appeared in Ekho Moskvy, traditionally a more liberal outlet that often criticizes Putin. Though long, it is a fascinating analysis of the dynamic between Putin, Obama, and Assad, and argues that Putin, like “The Godfather,” manipulated the situation in order to come out on top. – Ed. “I read in his face a […]

Russia and Iran Have Found a Weapon of Rapprochement

September 11, 2013

Kommersant publishes this article, claiming that Russia will go ahead and deliver the S-300, a powerful anti-aircraft system, to Iran. However, Interfax news agency has published an article which disputes this claim. Their source says that the delivery of the modified S-300 system can’t be excluded, but that no plan has yet been put into […]

The Siege of Obama and the Barracks of Assad

September 4, 2013

This article is a translation from September 2, and is a snapshot in time. Some of the information has changed since this has been published. For instance, there are more American warships heading to the Mediterranean, Congress now looks like it is closer to authorizing strikes, new public opinion polls show a shift in momentum […]