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Russia is officially in the region: A new order has just begun

Since the outbreak of the Syrian uprising, Russia has limited itself to its traditional role of providing arms, military, and logistical experts to its Arab allies. As Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s regime weakened, the Russians intensified their military support dramatically. Recently, the Russian “Caesar” opted to expand his role in Syria to include direct intervention …

Fadi Elhusseini

EU, Russia, Ukraine trade talks fail

Negotiations between the European Union, Russia and Ukraine aimed at resolving disagreements over a free trade deal between Brussels and Kiev have failed, adding to the already deep divisions between the three sides.

Deutsche Welle

The strategic plane: Russia in the Mideast energy cauldron

A journalist friend had told me a while ago, without naming who or when, that Russia was ready for a major strategic entrance into the region through its air campaign in Syria, compensating for all those years of being muscled out of the region with the end of the Cold War and the fall of …

Emad El-Din Aysha