Trump Plays Nuclear ‘Chicken’ with Putin Over Syria
Opinion

Trump Plays Nuclear ‘Chicken’ with Putin Over Syria

U.S. President Donald Trump is playing a game of nuclear “chicken” with Russian President Vladimir Putin, regarding Putin’s threat on June 19th to go to war against the United States if the U.S. again shoots down, inside Syria — in the sovereign territory of the internationally-recognized-as-legal sovereign Syrian government — Syrian aircraft, or the aircraft…

Syria’s 10-Day Countdown Begins
Opinion

Syria’s 10-Day Countdown Begins

The ten days preceding President Putin and Trump’s historic meeting at the G20 Summit in Hamburg on 7 July stand to be the most important thus far in determining the contours of Syria’s so-called “political solution”. Both leaders see their upcoming meeting as the best chance to conclusively sort out their countries’ strategic differences in Syria…

Moscow Warns Washington Against ‘Incendiary, Provocative Action’ in Syria
Diplomacy

Moscow Warns Washington Against ‘Incendiary, Provocative Action’ in Syria

Moscow has warned the US against taking unilateral action in Syria, as there is no threat from the Syrian military, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said. The statement comes after the US accused Syria of preparing for a chemical attack, without giving any evidence. https://cdn.rt.com/files/2017.06/5953a824c3618857598b4587.mp4 Asked if Russia had warned the US administration against any unilateral action…

Iraqi WMDs All Over Again: The Latest US Threats to Syria
Opinion

Iraqi WMDs All Over Again: The Latest US Threats to Syria

Here we go again… “US warns Syria over ‘potential’ plan for chemical attack” was the dramatic news headline which greeted me when I checked out the BBC News website first thing Tuesday morning, June 26. A White House statement said that the US had “identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime that…

US Threatens Syria Again: Treading on the Path of War
Opinion

US Threatens Syria Again: Treading on the Path of War

Here and there, there are signs that the United States is planning a large-scale military operation in Syria. The plans include combat operations against the Syrian army and its allies, such as the foreign pro-Iranian Shia militias and Hezbollah. The White House said on June 26 it had reasons to believe the Syrian government is preparing another…