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February 2016

Getting serious about Syria: What to do when containment doesn’t work

Michael E. O’Hanlon | February 22, 2016 10:44am The breathless reports this weekend that a ceasefire for Syria had been reached “in principle” reveal once…


Lavrov: No ‘Plan B’ for Russia-U.S. Deal in Syria

The Moscow Times Feb. 26 2016 11:29 Last edited 11:29 Pavel Golovkin / APRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Russian Foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov on Thursday…


Turkey’s Erdogan Accuses Moscow of Fresh Airspace Violation

The Moscow Times Feb. 24 2016 19:02 Last edited 19:02 Kremlin Press ServiceTurkish President Tayyip Erdogan Turkish President Recep Erdogan has claimed that Russian military…


Kerry: Obama Has ‘Plan B’ if U.S.-Russian Brokered Syrian Truce Fails

By Anna Dolgov Feb. 24 2016 11:39 Last edited 11:42 Center for American Progress Action Fund / FlickrU.S. Foreign Secretary John Kerry U.S. Secretary of…


What makes just 16 missiles such a deadly threat in the South China Sea

By James Holmes February 19, 2016 Tags: China | Islands | Paracels | South China Sea | Vietnam A protester from the League of Filipino…


U.S. quietly tells Russia where American troops are located inside Syria

By Andrew Tilghman, Military Times 4:45 p.m. EST February 18, 2016 A Russian bomber lands at Hemeimeem Air Base in Syria on Jan. 20. The…


UN Says Russia Knows Who’s Behind Syria Hospital Strikes

By Eva Hartog Feb. 16 2016 18:48 Last edited 19:10 Khalil Ashawi / Reuters United Nations human rights spokesman Rupert Colville has said that the…


How BICES-X facilitates global intelligence

Amber Corrin, C4ISR & Networks 1:56 p.m. EST February 11, 2016 U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, talks with…


Syria: ‘Quicksand’ for Saudi Forces?

By Awad Mustafa and Aaron Mehta, Defense News 9:41 a.m. EST February 15, 2016 Members of the Saudi special police unit march during a military…


How to respond to Russia in Syria while avoiding World War Three

By Josh Cohen October 13, 2015 Tags: Barack Obama | Russia | syria | vladimir putin Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and French President Francois…


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