Tag: Syrian war

Putin’s Effort to Prevent Terrorism at Sochi Games Backfiring Now in Middle East and Caucasus

March 21, 2016

Moscow Wants to Block Those Suspected of Extremism from Leaving the Country 2016-03-22 19:58:24 Staunton, VA, March 21, 2016 – For five centuries, Russian leaders have been obsessed about emigres, defectors and others who have gone abroad and broken with the Russian regime, fearful of the ability of such people to influence Russians within Russia and […]

Putin Transforming Near Abroad into Near East, Mitrokhin Suggests

June 4, 2014

Staunton, 4 June – Vladimir Putin’s approach in Ukraine appears to be modelled on what he believes the West been doing in Syria, an approach that he hopes to use as the basis of a swap between Moscow and the G-7 but one that could transform what many in Russia continue to call “the near […]