Tag Archives: Moscow

Russia’s second faux drawdown from Syria

by Paul Iddon. On January 6, 2017 Moscow announced for the second time in less than a year that it is partially withdrawing its forces from Syria (the fist announcement was in March 2016). This time the Russians said their … Continue reading

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From Kalibr cruise missiles to the Kuznetsov: How significant is Russia’s power projection in Syria

On November 14, Russia lost a MiG-29K Fulcrum, which crashed while attempting to land on its only aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov. The incident happened as the Kuznetsov was en route to Syria, where it is to participate in Russia’s … Continue reading

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Russia’s SU-27 Probably Departed Belarus

The Russian Air Force appears to have recalled their Su-27SM from Belarus, a review of satellite imagery of the 61st Fighter Airbase in Baranovichi suggests. Russia had 4 Su-27SM Flanker parked in revetments on the Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) apron … Continue reading

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Pressure over its poor human rights record drives Egypt to diversify military

Since coming to power in July 2013 the military-backed regime in Cairo knows it needs to diversify its military, lest it become susceptible to pressure from the outside to amend its policies. This salient reality may be brought home to … Continue reading

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Comprehensive Infographic about the Russian Intervention in Syria — December 2015 Update

by Louis Martin-Vézian of CIGeography (Facebook / Twitter). Louis, thank you very much for your time-consuming research and all the work, which you have dedicated to this project. Additional, we like to thank Arto Pulkki and Abraxas Spa for additional … Continue reading

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‘It’s the Organisation, Stupid!’ — The Motivating Force Behind Russias New Military Might

by Björn Müller (Facebook / Twitter). He is a journalist based in Berlin with a focus on security policy and geopolitics. The Russian campaigns in the Ukraine and Syria have one thing in common: a formidable military organisation. “What continues … Continue reading

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Amman the Arbiter: Why Jordan is the perfect state to bridge a compromise in Syria

by Paul Iddon. Shortly after Russia’s military deployment to Syria, the Jordanians agreed to Russian offers to establish a “special working mechanism” in Amman for military coordination in Syria — a country in which both have interests, some of which diverge. … Continue reading

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Saudis Expand Oil War Against Russia into Europe

by Nick Ottens. Nick is the Atlantic Sentinel’s chief editor and a project manager at the crowdsourced consultancy Wikistrat. He was previously a Europe correspondent for The Prague Post, and a regular columnist for offiziere.ch and has been published in … Continue reading

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Russian power politics in Syria

Dieser Artikel ist auch in Deutsch verfügbar. The Syrian civil war has been going on for about 4.5 years and has its roots in the Arab Spring. The population, ruled by Bashar al-Assad with his repressive security forces – which … Continue reading

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From Kabul to Damascus

by Paul Iddon. Not long after a small contingent of Russian troops and warplanes touched on Syrian soil did articles appear talking about the prospect of “Putin’s Afghanistan“, “another Afghanistan” for Moscow, which sought to explain why the Kremlin’s intervention in Syria … Continue reading

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