Category Turkey

The Dirty Secret Of Syria: Enabling The Enablers: Who Is Doing Business In Iran Today?

The dirty secret of Syria: enabling the enablers Who is doing business in Iran today? By BOB FEFERMAN May 1, 2018 21:11 4 minute read. A POSTER of Iranian Quds Force leader Qassem Suleimani.. (photo credit: REUTERS) In its coverage of the Syrian civil war, the media has ignored a key factor that fuels the ongoing […]

U.S. Seeks Arab Force And Funding For Syria – An ‘Arab NATO’

U.S. Seeks Arab Force and Funding for Syria Under plan, troops would replace American military contingent after ISIS defeat and help secure country’s north; proposal faces challenges https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-seeks-arab-force-and-funding-for-syria-1523927888 American troops looked out toward the border with Turkey from a small outpost near the town of Manbij, northern Syria, in February. PHOTO: SUSANNAH GEORGE/ASSOCIATED PRESS By Michael R. […]

Putin’s Power Play: Saudi-Russian Oil Deal Leads To Bigger Russia Role In The Middle East

Putin’s Power Play: Saudi-Russian Oil Deal Leads To Bigger Russia Role In The Middle East   www.fortunascorner.com      “Saudi Arabia’s oil production agreement with Russia was opportunistic at first; but, it is now the foundation for a broader arrangement that has the potential to reduce already waning U.S. influence in the Middle East,” wrote […]

Mercenaries Killed In Syria Were Part Of Russian-Backed Hybrid Force

Mercenaries Killed in Syria Were Part of Russian-Backed Hybrid Force By Bill Gertz, freebeacon.com View Original February 15th, 2018 President Vladimir Putin / Getty Images Dozens of Russian mercenaries killed in a U.S. airstrike in Syria last week were part of a secret Kremlin-backed private military company, according to U.S. and Ukrainian officials. The dead fighters worked […]

36 Black Swans, Gray Swans, And Pink Flamingoes To Watch In 2018

36 Black Swans, Gray Swans, and Pink Flamingoes to Watch in 2018 mwi.usma.edu View Original December 28th, 2017 While driving along the shore of Lake Wanaka on New Zealand’s South Island in September 2011, I saw them for the first time. Black Swans. My wife and I pulled over, jumped out, and spent a half […]

Special Counsel Robert Mueller Investigating Former NSC Adviser LTG. (Ret.) Mike Flynn’s Alleged Plan To Forcibly Remove Turkish Cleric Fethullah Gulen From U.S.  And Deliver Him To Turkish Authorities — LTG. Flynn And Son Were To Reportedly Be Paid $15M

Special Counsel Robert Mueller Investigating Former NSC Adviser LTG. (Ret.) Mike Flynn’s Alleged Plan To Forcibly Remove Turkish Cleric Fethullah Gulen From U.S.  And Deliver Him To Turkish Authorities — LTG. Flynn And Son Were To Reportedly Be Paid $15M www.fortunascorner      The above title is from this morning’s, November 10, 2017 weekend edition […]

Russia May Send More Iskander Missiles To Kaliningrad

https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-reported-may-send-iskander-missiles-kanliningrad-us-armored-divisions-poland/28790998.html?ltflags=mailer Russia May Send More Iskander Missiles To Kaliningrad Last Updated: October 13, 2017 10:27 GMT ·        RFE/RL A Russian tactical missile Iskander-M fired during the Zapad-2017 military exercises last month Russia may send more of its most advanced missiles to its Kaliningrad region in response to U.S. military deployments on NATO’s eastern flank, a prominent […]

EU-NATO Hybrid Threat Center Launched In Finland

ww.dw.com/en/eu-nato-hybrid-threat-center-launched-in-finland/a-40784773?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBB%2010.04.2017&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief EU-NATO Hybrid Threat Center Launched In Finland The EU and NATO have teamed up in Europe’s far north to fight hybrid threats from “tweets to tanks”. A new center of excellence focuses on resilience to menaces from little green men to huge humanitarian catastrophes. Hybrid threats require hybrid resistance and now the European Union […]

Zapad 2017: Should We Fear Russia’s Latest Military Dress Rehearsal?

http://nationalinterest.org/feature/zapad-2017-should-we-fear-russias-latest-military-dress-22097?page=3 Zapad 2017: Should We Fear Russia’s Latest Military Dress Rehearsal? The Russian military is now a sharpened policy tool of choice for an emboldened but strategically defensive regime that relies on preemption. Peter Zwack August 29, 2017 In mid-September, Russia will conduct Zapad “West” 2017, a major quadrennial military exercise that takes place near […]

Russia-China Naval Exercises In The Baltic As An Element Of A Changing World

Valdai Discussion Club July 24, 2017 RUSSIAN-CHINESE EXERCISES IN THE BALTIC AS AN ELEMENT OF A CHANGING WORLD By Feng Shaolei Dean, Professor, School of Advanced International and Area Studies (SAIAS), East China Normal University; Director, Center for Russian Studies, MOE Key Research Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, East China Normal University. On July […]