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Has Turkey finally made nice with Russia?

Thursday, Jun. 30, 2016 | Maxim A. Suchkov, Editor, Russia-Mideast

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s apology appears to have broken the ice with Russia, but the relationship still needs time to thaw.

Will Russia adopt 'first to strike' policy in Syria?

Friday, May. 27, 2016 | Maxim A. Suchkov, Editor, Russia-Mideast

Bombings in Tartus and Jableh have led Russia to reassess the risks it faces in Syria.

Expect repercussions from deadly Latakia attacks

Saturday, May. 28, 2016 | Vitaly Naumkin, Columnist

All players in the Syrian war are scrutinizing the recent bloody assaults on Syrian civilians and the range of results that are likely.

Iranian officials blame Aleppo cease-fire violations for military casualties

Tuesday, May. 10, 2016 | Arash Karami, Contributor

Iranian officials blame Syrian opposition groups for violating the cease-fire to attack Iranian forces in Syria.

Why Syria's Kurds can’t count on long-term commitment from Russia

Thursday, May. 5, 2016 | Paul J. Saunders, Columnist

Russia appears to be looking ahead to strengthen its post-conflict political position in Syria by exploiting Kurds’ anxiety over America’s role there.

Russia, US and the Kurds: The friend of my enemy is — wait, what?

Tuesday, May. 3, 2016 | Fehim Tastekin, Columnist

While the world squabbles over who is helping or should help Syrian Kurds, the Kurds aren't turning down aid from any quarter.

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