The Final Battle for Syria's Soul Is Underway
07 Oct 2015

The Final Battle for Syria’s Soul Is Underway

Read it later The Syrian army and allied militia carried out ground attacks on insurgent positions in Syria on Wednesday backed by Russian air strikes, in what appeared to be their first major coordinated assault since Moscow intervened last week. The final battle for Syria’s soul is underway. Will the

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How Putin United The Moderate Rebels in Syria
05 Oct 2015

How Putin United The Moderate Rebels in Syria

Read it later More than 40 Syrian insurgent groups including the powerful Islamist faction Ahrar al-Sham have called on regional states to forge an alliance against Russia and Iran in Syria, accusing Moscow of occupying the country and targeting civilians. This is how Putin united the different rebel factions in

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Cameron Says Russian Strikes a 'Terrible Mistake'
04 Oct 2015

Cameron Says Russian Strikes a ‘Terrible Mistake’

Read it later British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday that Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin’s decision to take military action in Syria to support Syria’s Baschar al-Assad was a “terrible mistake”. Russia has begun striking targets in Syria – a dramatic escalation of foreign involvement in the civil war

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Putin's Fourth War Against Sunni Fanatic Islam
04 Oct 2015

Putin’s Fourth War Against Sunni Fanatic Islam

Read it later Consider the effects of a Soviet defeat in Afghanistan, and later two separate wars in Chechnya, upon a young rising KGB agent to get a sense of where Vladimir Putin is heading in Syria. When you consider his past, Syria is Putin’s fourth war against Sunni fanatic

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