Russia

Russia and Syrian Chess

by Brad Cabana It has been just over a month since Russia took the military initiative in Syria. Along with fifty plus combat aircraft and helicopter gunships, Russian naval ships Moskva, Ladny, Pytlivy and Smetlivy have been stationed just off the Syrian coa... Be More Curious...

Assadland, a Russian Protectorate

by Marc Pierini Only a few weeks ago, the al-Assad regime seemed in danger of losing the swath of land from Latakia to Damascus to the assaults of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Jabat al-Nusra and others. Today, Russia has taken over and bro... Be More Curious...