Is a Major Attack on Syria Feasible? Or Are Russia’s Area Denial Forces Just Too Strong?

Is a Major Attack on Syria Feasible? Or Are Russia’s Area Denial Forces Just Too Strong?

With the United States, Britain and France all reportedly making preparations to launch a major offensive against Syria, and threatening use of force on a scale far larger than that of the attack carried out in April 2018, Russia has notably responded by moving naval assets to the Mediterranean and deploying its warships in defensive positions…

Cornered Rats. What to Do?

Cornered Rats. What to Do?

At the Tehran summit on Friday, Iran’s Hassan Rouhani and Russia’s Vladimir Putin expressed tactical differences with Turkey’s President Erdogan, on how to proceed with the military offensive for the Syrian army to retake the northwest province of Idlib from terrorist groups. Rouhani and Putin want a determined push to eliminate the last bastion of anti-government militants,…

The Complicated and Dangerous Geopolitics of Kosovo

The Complicated and Dangerous Geopolitics of Kosovo

The ethnic demarcation that is promoted by Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic, between Serbs and Albanians is just another name for the creation of Greater Albania. Vucic statements and spinnings of the necessity for the “demarcation” between Serbia and Kosovo caused shock among Serbs. Most of his political life, Vucic advocated for a Greater Serbia, but…

Libya in Chaos Seven Years After NATO’s ‘Liberation’, But Who Cares?

Libya in Chaos Seven Years After NATO’s ‘Liberation’, But Who Cares?

Libya remains a lawless land, with rival militias fighting battles in the streets of Tripoli and over 1 million people in need of aid. But the West’s ‘liberal interventionists’ aren’t interested in the catastrophe they created. “Hundreds escape prison amid deadly clashes in Tripoli,” a headline on the BBC News website declared this week. Over…