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Assad and the Russians turned their noses up at Raqqa operation

by Paul Iddon. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his Russian backer were extremely dismissive towards the United States-backed operation that is removing Islamic State (ISIS) from the group’s de-facto Syrian capital city Raqqa. At first, in last April he mocked … Continue reading

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From Afghanistan to Yemen: How the US is trying to destroy ISIS

Following the overthrow of the regime of Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi by a group of ragtag militants and rebels the term “lead from behind” entered the lexicon for a brief time. Here for a short moment, it seemed to … Continue reading

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Will Iraq’s new F-16’s police the ‘One Iraq’ policy?

by Paul Iddon. The Iraqi government is really insistent that if any armed groups in the country want guns — the Kurds, mainly — they must go through Baghdad first. Now Iraq is getting the means to enforce that policy through … Continue reading

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Russische Machtpolitik in Syrien

This article is also available in English. Der syrische Bürgerkrieg dauert nun schon seit rund 4,5 Jahren an und hat seine Wurzeln im Arabischen Frühling. Der Aufstand der Bevölkerung war mehr als berechtigt, herrschte Baschar al-Assad mit einem repressiven Sicherheitsapparat, … Continue reading

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The Pentagon Is Far From ‘Entrenched’ in Ukraine

by Joseph Trevithick, a freelance journalist and researcher. He is also a regular contributing writer at War is Boring and a Fellow at GlobalSecurity.org. In response to Western criticism of actions in Ukraine, Russia has accused the United States of … Continue reading

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Russia Is Top US National Security Threat Says General Dunford — That Should Make It the Top Priority for US Diplomacy

This article was published by the foreign policy blog greatcharlie.com which granted us permission to republish it. Check out greatcharlie’s blog for more commentaries and advices for foreign and defense policymakers, political and business leaders as well as policy aficionados … Continue reading

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