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Russia Positions Itself In Middle East

Until Russia can revitalize its naval forces to a much larger degree, its deployments to the Mediterranean contribute more to symbolic and diplomatic activity than being a viable military counterweight to NATO in the region. Yet the Black Sea Fleet in the Med is a significant show of force and a diplomatic irritant and a […]

Syria Says There May Be Possibility of Peace With Israel

Syrian President Bashar Assad said Tuesday that indirect negotiations with Israel have brought “the possibility of peace,” though the two countries still have quite a way to go toward that goal. Syria’s foreign minister said last week that the talks had not made enough headway for the two sides to hold direct negotiations. In an […]

Russia Plans To Raise Navy Presence In Syria

The Russian navy will make more use of Syrian ports as part of increased military presence in the Mediterranean, a Russian diplomat said on Wednesday. The announcement comes as tensions rise between Moscow and the West over Russia’s role in Georgia. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad backed Russia’s recent offensive on Georgia in support of a […]

Syria’s Bid For Missiles Stirs Alarm In Israel

Fears that Russia might sell advanced weaponry to Syria have raised concern in Israel. Syrian President Bashar Assad, in Russia for talks with President Dmitry Medvedev, has been openly campaigning to acquire weapon systems that include long-range surface-to-surface missiles. Russian media reports of Mr Assad’s ambitions prompted hand-wringing by Israeli officials on Thursday. Defence Minister […]

Russia Considers Nuclear Missiles For Syria, Baltic

Russia is planning to install Iskander surface missiles in Syria and its Baltic enclave of Kaliningrad, in a response to United States missile interceptors in Poland and U.S.-Israeli military aid to Georgia, an Israeli news agency reported on Monday. Moscow seems to be eying Poland, the Middle East, and possibly Ukraine, as the main arenas […]