Category: Russia

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Patrick Cockburn: The US and Russia have less influence in Syria than they think

Despite 10 months of negotiations between the US and Russia, the two biggest players in the Syrian conflict, the ceasefire is close to unravelling

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Roberto Savio: European Security with or Without Russia? Consequences of the Chinese-Russian Alliance on the Relationship Between USA and EU

The joint military manoeuvres between the Russian and Chinese navies, armies, and air forces has kicked off. It’s a clear message for Washington

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Vijay Prashad: US and Russia Agree to Cessation of Hostilities in Syria

As Syrian opposition groups retreat from the demand that President Assad step down, a ceasefire agreement becomes more feasible

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Michael T. Klare: Sleepwalking into a big war

The major powers are planning for war and claim that’s the best way to defend against war. Will this mutual hawkishness lead to armed conflict?

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Patrick Cockburn: Turkey could be overplaying its hand with Syria ground offensive as civil war reaches crucial point

As US and Russian officials meet in Geneva to discuss potential cooperation, Turkey’s involvement means the multi-sided conflict is becoming ever more complex

Mikhail Gorbachev: US Military an ‘Insurmountable Obstacle to a Nuclear-Free World’

Interview on morals and politics in the nuclear age, the crisis in Russian-American relations and his fear that an atomic weapon will some day be used

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Vijay Prashad: Ankara’s climbdown on Assad

Turkey warms up to Russia and Iran in a bid to exit before a total rout of its proxies in Syria

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Robert Fisk: The Shias are winning in the Middle East – and it’s all thanks to Russia

Just as Erdogan has become pals with Putin, the Turkish and Iranian foreign ministers have been embracing in Ankara with many a promise that their own talks will produce new alliances

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Noam Chomsky: Global Struggles for Dominance

Interview on ISIS, NATO and Russia

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Robert Fisk: Erdogan’s meeting with Putin will tell us what the future holds for Syria

Not long ago, it was Hillary Clinton who wanted to press the “reset” button with Putin. Now it’s Erdogan – with, one suspects, a lot more effect

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