Russian and Turkish forces have conducted their 42nd joint patrol around the Kobani region in northern Syria, reports North Press. On Monday, Russian military police conducted a joint patrol with Turkish forces in the western countryside of Kobani, the 42nd joint patrol between the two forces in the Kobani region.Read More »
Is There a Future for Open Skies Without Russia?
Without Moscow’s participation, the treaty loses its rationale. NATO members could start conducting flights over each other’s territory or shift their flight quotas to non-NATO state parties, but in both cases, the treaty would be reduced to a symbolic function.Read More »
Will This Contender for German Chancellor Be a Friend to Russia
Laschet’s personal preferences, if they even exist, will have to contend with a number of other factors shaping German foreign policy. Germany’s ruling party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), has chosen a new leader: Armin Laschet, the prime minister of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. This fall, he will most …Read More »
Should U.S. Missile Defenses Be a Part of Arms Control Negotiations With Russia?
The Biden administration should consider whether the benefits to United States and allied security of limiting all nuclear weapons, including non-strategic nuclear arms, would justify accepting some constraints on missile defense.Read More »
Iraq, coalition partners had been on trail of IS commander a ‘long time’
Iraq announced Jan. 28 that its US-trained Counterterrorism Services in coordination with national intelligence had conducted an operation leading to the killing of the commander of Islamic State remnants in the country, in an “insurgent-infested” valley of the oil-rich, disputed southern Kirkuk province.Read More »
Hamas leaders in West Bank warn of Israeli intimidation ahead of elections
Israeli intelligence warned a prominent Hamas leader in the West Bank against running in the Palestinian elections. The Israeli intelligence summoned Jan. 24 Omar al-Barghouti, a 67-year-old leader in the Hamas movement, from the village of Kober, north of Ramallah, and warned him against running in the upcoming Palestinian elections.Read More »
Islamic State relies on money transfers from sympathizers in Turkey, Iraq: Report
Almost two years since its territorial defeat, the terror group still has access to $100 million in cash reserves, according to the US government. The Islamic State terror group was largely crushed by coordinated international effort in 2019, but its networks appear to still have access to an estimated $100 …Read More »
What Navalny case says about Russia’s approach in Syria
The case of Russia opposition figure Alexey Navalny — and the Kremlin’s reaction to his investigations — tells a lot about Moscow’s approach to the conflict in Syria.Read More »
Seven Daraa Central Committees Members Targeted
Assassinations are continuing to plague southern Syria, with members of the Central Committees, who are trying to implement the reconciliation agreements, being targeted reports Enab Baladi.Read More »
IntelBrief: Will the Biden Administration Seek to Rejoin the Iran Nuclear Agreement?
The Biden Administration is intent on rejoining the 2015 multilateral Iran nuclear agreement, despite calls by many experts to renegotiate. The Administration is replete with officials who supported the initial deal as the optimal means of preventing an Iranian nuclear weapons capability.Read More »