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How to Deal with Russia, Assad, and the Opposition: A Plan for Syria in 2017

How to Deal with Russia, Assad, and the Opposition: A Plan for Syria in 2017

For any US administration, there is always a degree of tension between political risks and the demands of a global leadership role. Aids to any given president are generally divided in two camps. The first group is comprised of those ...

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Turkey and North Syria: Who Sets the Limits?

Turkey and North Syria: Who Sets the Limits?

As Russia sends three submarines to enhance its military presence in the East Mediterranean, off the Syrian coasts, Bashar Al Assad continues his attacks south of Damascus, north of Hama, and east of Aleppo. US military experts are debating whether ...

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Preparing for Post-ISIL Iraq

Preparing for Post-ISIL Iraq

In the worst-case scenario, the number of ISIL fighters encircled in Mosul is around 6000. The number of troops preparing to attack the city is around 45,000. The inhabitants of Mosul are generally divided: some seek to get rid of ...

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Could there be a Larger Conflict Between NATO and Russia in the Baltic?

Could there be a Larger Conflict Between NATO and Russia in the Baltic?

NATO and Russia have entered a very risky game of escalation/counter-escalation in the Baltic Sea region since the beginning of the year.  The situation now has both Russian and NATO defense planners worrying about how far the confrontation will go. ...

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