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    U.S. can do little to save CIA-backed rebels in Syria
    Oct10

    U.S. can do little to save CIA-backed rebels in Syria

    CIA-backed rebels in Syria, who had begun to put serious pressure on President Bashar Assad’s forces, are now under Russian bombardment with little prospect of rescue by their American patrons, the Associated Press writes. Here is the rest of the Associated Press article: Over the past week, Russia has directed parts of its air campaign...

    Checkmate: Obama’s Syrian Disaster
    Oct10

    Checkmate: Obama’s Syrian Disaster

    Sukhoi Su-25 fighters landing at Basel al-Assad air base in Latakia, September 2015 The Syrian Civil War is entering a third and potentially very dangerous phase in its continuing evolution. It began as a purely domestic crisis, became steadily internationalized as other countries intervened, and it now risks becoming a full blown...

    Belarus’ Lukashenko set for re-election
    Oct10

    Belarus’ Lukashenko set for re-election

    Lukashenko cultivates the image of “Batka” (Father); the presidential website says “this is what people with an authority and courage to protect their family and community were once called in our land.” The unreformed economy may be crippling the country’s long-term development, but it still puts bread on the table...

    Buk Manufacturer To Issue MH17 Report On October 13
    Oct10

    Buk Manufacturer To Issue MH17 Report On October 13

    The Russian company that manufactures the Buk ground-to-air missile system plans to issue a report on the July 2014 downing of a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine on October 13, the same day the Dutch Safety Board plans to issue the results of its investigation into the incident. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe /...

    Russia transfers Ukraine war doctrine to Syria
    Oct10

    Russia transfers Ukraine war doctrine to Syria

    Russia’s “new generation warfare” employs deception, irregular troops and nuclear swagger. …read more Source: USA...

    Official: Moscow could hand over imprisoned Ukrainian
    Oct10

    Official: Moscow could hand over imprisoned Ukrainian

    MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow is open to discussing handing over to Kiev a Ukrainian pilot charged with the murder of two journalists once there is a verdict in her trial, the Russian justice minister said on Friday, in contrast to previous statements. …read more Source: CNS...

    Russia Not Compromising, Wants Ukraine Debt Paid In Full
    Oct10

    Russia Not Compromising, Wants Ukraine Debt Paid In Full

    Moscow will not compromise on Ukraine’s debt, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said October 9 before meeting with Ukrainian Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Pulling the plug on rebel training, what’s next for U.S. in Syria?
    Oct10

    Pulling the plug on rebel training, what’s next for U.S. in Syria?

    JUDY WOODRUFF: We take a closer look now with P.J. Crowley. He’s a former assistant secretary of state for public affairs during the Obama administration. He also had a 26-year career in the U.S. Air Force. And David Kramer, former assistant secretary of state during the George W. Bush administration. Gentlemen, welcome to you both. DAVID...

    Next defence minister will face new quandary in Syria: the Russians
    Oct10

    Next defence minister will face new quandary in Syria: the Russians

    Canada’s next defence minister – either new or returning – will have to hit the ground running right after the federal election as the crisis in Syria threatens to pull western forces into a conflict with Russia and undercut the war against the Islamic State. Russia’s decision to enter the Syrian war in support of that country’s...

    Should the U.S. Cooperate with Russia on Syria and ISIS?
    Oct10

    Should the U.S. Cooperate with Russia on Syria and ISIS?

    by Deana Arsenian Vice President, International Program and Program Director, Russia and Eurasia, Carnegie Corporation of New YorkUS President Barack Obama with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the 2014 APEC summit in China (GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images) Much has been said about Russia’s intensified military involvement in Syria and its...