Turkey’s Erdogan threatens to send ‘millions’ of refugees to Europe if EU calls Syria offensive ‘invasion’

Turkish Army vehicles drive towards the Syrian border on Thursday CREDIT:  BULENT KILIC/AFP Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to send “millions” of Syrian refugees to Europe in response to criticism of his military offensive into Kurdish-controlled northern Syria. Speaking to … Read More

Analysis There’s a New Alliance in the Middle East

posted in: Middle East, News

Russia, the United States and Israel are uniting against Iran, making it clear to Bashar Assad who will determine the future of the region. Smoke and fire following reported Syrian government forces’ bombardment on the town of Khan Sheikhun, Idlib, … Read More

Russia delivers S-300 missile system to Syria

posted in: News, Russia

Russia’s defense minister confirms delivery of the long-range surface-to-air missile to Syrian army. Russia, a key ally of Syrian government, joined the seven-year war in 2015 [File: Alexei Nikolsky/Reuters] Russia has completed the delivery of an S-300 surface-to-air missile system to … Read More

Israel Sets Red Line for Russia Amid Rising Fear of War

posted in: Israel, News

If there’s a clear indication that Israel intends to continue bombing Syria despite threats from Iran, this is it. Israel’s Arutz Sheva radio reported on Monday that the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had sent a clear message to Russia that it must … Read More

A New Cold War Is Not Inevitable

posted in: News, Russia

Top NATO and Russian military commanders have agreed to meet. Here’s what they need to discuss. Coming to a negotiating table near your.  Photographer: Sergei Grits/AFP/Getty Images When I served as Supreme Allied Commander at NATO from 2009 to 2013, I … Read More

Putin Won. But Russia Is Losing

posted in: News, Russia

Vladimir Putin may have been re-elected president of Russia on March 18, but he’s far from the grand master of geopolitical chess portrayed in the Western media. Whether bragging about Russia’s “invincible” new missile, playing coy over accusations that his hackers play games … Read More