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Why Russia doesn't want Aleppo to fall

Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016 | Yury Barmin, Contributor

Could Russia be seeing a stalemate in Aleppo as playing to its advantage?

Will failed coup push Erdogan toward Iran, Russia?

Wednesday, Jul. 20, 2016 | Fehim Tastekin, Columnist

The foiled coup in Turkey could lay the groundwork for closer ties with Russia and Iran, resulting in a Turkish turnabout in Syria.

Rouhani supports Erdogan after coup attempt

Tuesday, Jul. 19, 2016 | Arash Karami, Contributor

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the phone to express his support for the Turkish leader after the failed coup attempt.

Kerry: Critics of Obama administration's Syria policy 'completely screwed up'

Sunday, Jul. 17, 2016 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

US secretary of state says the terrorist attack in Nice “could just as well have come from [Jabhat al-] Nusra”; Erdogan refers to coup attempt as a "gift from God" to "cleanse" army.

Moscow’s turnaround on Turkey

Thursday, Jul. 14, 2016 | Paul J. Saunders, Columnist

Common national interests such as security and economic issues remain the prime core of improved relations between Moscow and Ankara.

Will US, Russia start coordinating against Jabhat al-Nusra in Syria?

Tuesday, Jul. 5, 2016 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

The United States, increasingly concerned about the threat posed by al-Qaeda’s Syria affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra, is continuing to discuss with Russia a proposal to target Jabhat al-Nusra and IS.

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