The confrontation between the U.S. and Turkey could have catastrophic consequences for the parties involved and especially for Kurds, not to mention the whole region.
Washington is trying to transform this anti-terrorist militia into a competent anti-state conventional fighting force by providing them large amount of weapons and equipment.
The US military objective is to gain access to the Mediterranean coast for the Kurdistan enclave it is creating in Syria without which the enclave will be landlocked and dependent critically on supply routes via Turkey or Iraq.
The US and its partners are exploiting the Color Revolution unrest in Iran to coerce its government into enacting unofficial “concessions” during the Sochi gathering.
The Multipolar CENTO could become the basis for uniting the Ummah because of its cross-sectarian inclusive nature and advantageous geopolitical position, with Iran occupying the central role in this construction.
While it’s conceivable that China might have some advisors and trainers present in Syria, it’s unlikely to ever move beyond non-combat forces.
The US did the right thing for self-interested reasons that have to do with its envisioned role in determining the outcome of the Russian-led political solution to the War on Syria.
The Guardian hit-piece does not attempt to offer any exculpatory evidence in respect of the White Helmets.
A huge role in the resolution of the Syrian crisis was played by the Russian diplomats who set in motion the negotiations in Astana, while Russian planes and warships bashed terrorists on the ground.
Russia did not get involved in Syria in order to “save Assad”, but to protect the constitutional order of the state and prevent its Libyan-like fall to terrorists.
The Memorandum on Flight Safety in Syria won’t help to pacify U.S. naked ambitions and ruthless determination to dominate in the skies over Syria.
Russia might be devising a unique workaround solution whereby it enters into a deal with the YPG to allow Moscow to ensure that the region doesn’t ever get any serious separatist notions.