The Stratfor analysts believe that in the 4th quarter of 2016 risks of military clash between Moscow and Washington in Syria will increase. According to the experts, cooperation of Moscow and Washington on the battlefield will be minimal, as both sides are not quite interested in diplomatic deescalation of the Syrian conflict.
Against the backdrop of clashes in Kashmir that threaten to escalate into a war between India and Pakistan, Russia conducted military exercises "Friendship-2016" with Pakistan. India saw the move as an act of betrayal. Why does Moscow eye Islamabad rather than New Delhi?
The prime goal for US-Russian contacts today is to avoid military clashes between Russia and the USA in Syria. It is not clear yet how the situation may change after the presidential elections in the United States. Meanwhile, the Obama administration follows "the worse - the better" principle, reducing bilateral cooperation on Syria to nothing
US State Department spokesman John Kirby spoke about a possibility of terrorist attacks in Russian cities and losses for the Russian Air Force in Syria. "Don't you think that such ventriloquism about "body bags," "terrorist acts in Russian cities" sound like the "attack!" command, rather than diplomatic comments?" Russian FM representative said
In the Netherlands, the joint investigation team has provided a report on the preliminary results of the investigation into the crash of the Malaysian Boeing near Donetsk. Putin's official spokesman said Wednesday that the investigation into the crash of the Malaysian Boeing near Donetsk was shrouded in speculations
Turkey's President Recep Erdogan accepted Barack Obama's proposal about joint US-Turkish efforts to liberate Syria's Raqqa from Islamic State terrorists. Are the US and Turkey trying to create an enclave under the leadership of the opposition? These efforts may trigger a large-scale war there that will only make everything worse
Officials sources in Uzbekistan refute rumors about the death of President Islam Karimov. The information about the arrest of a number of government officials has not received official confirmation either. As for the situation in general, the streets of Tashkent are quiet and peaceful
The forces of the Turkish army have struck at least 224 blows on 63 targets of Islamic State militants in Syria. Armored formations of the Turkish army were concentrated in the area of the Syrian city of Jarablus. Turkey had officially informed Russia about the start of the operation in the north of Syria
The Turkish authorities would release 38,000 prisoners on parole. In particular, it goes about the prisoners, who have less than two years left to serve and those who showed good behavior. Those convicted of murder, domestic violence, crimes against the state and crimes of sexual nature will not be amnestied
Representatives of a previously unknown Syrian group stated that they had at their disposal five bodies that allegedly belong to the pilots of the Russian Mi-8 helicopter that had been downed above Syria on August 1. The group also demonstrated the documents that allegedly identify the crew of the downed helicopter
Israeli officials, with the backing of police, violence and tractors are delineating the Jewish settlement of Hiran - over the homes of the Bedouin villagers of Um el Hiran. We have become accustomed to the Israeli Government rhetoric saying that it cannot provide for "every home on every hilltop" so the Bedouin villagers must move into towns.
The role of Russia in the world has been growing after a long period of retreat in international affairs, when it was believed that Russia's interests in foreign policy were limited to the countries of the former Soviet Union. The Americans assumed that Russia had left the international political arena
A few days after the coup in Turkey, many started wonder which countries could benefit from what happened in the country. Sowing chaos in Eurasia is part of the US global strategy. Yet, the United States is not involved in everything that has been going on lately. Organizing such an event is quite difficult without a leak of information