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Putin's Orlando Response Shows Russia Doesn't Always Want to Be America's Enemy

Anastasya Manuilova | Posted 06.15.2016 | World
Anastasya Manuilova

This horrible event provided Putin with an occasion to address the U.S. not as a rival, an enemy or a critical opponent to be met with defiance, but simply as another country.

Russia's Propaganda About Fighting Terror Just Suffered A Big Blow

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 05.16.2016 | World

WASHINGTON -- The last time he visited the U.S., in September of 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin brought the ideal message for war-weary observ...

Putin: Russia Could Scale Up Syria Presence 'Within Hours'

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 03.17.2016 | World

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Vladimir Putin said Russia's military success in Syria had allowed him to order a partial draw down of forces, but stressed the Kre...

Putin's Withdrawal From Syria Shows His Real Objective Wasn't Fighting ISIS

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 03.15.2016 | World

Russian warplanes on Tuesday left the Hmeymin base in Syria for their home country -- the start of a partial withdrawal of Russian forces announced Mo...

First Russian Planes Leave Syria

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 03.15.2016 | World

MOSCOW/GENEVA (Reuters) - Russian warplanes began leaving Syria on Tuesday as Moscow started to draw down forces that have tipped the war President Ba...

The Terror Group That Could Ruin Syria's Ceasefire Isn't ISIS

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 02.29.2016 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. This week, we speak with Syria expert Joshua Lan...

Intense Battles Rage In Syria Hours Before Truce

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 02.26.2016 | World

BEIRUT/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Syria's government and rebel groups have agreed to join a plan to cease hostilities on Saturday, Russia said, while fighting...

Russia Is Exploiting Syria's Kurds And America's Frustrations to Complicate The Fight Against ISIS

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 01.30.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Syria peace talks begin in Geneva, America's key partners on the ground feel neglected, excluded and increasingly receptive to a man ...

The Citizen Journalists Challenging Assad And Putin's Story Of War

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 10.16.2015 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Eliot Higgins, founder of c...

Syrian Insurgents Shell Russian Embassy During Pro-Russia Rally

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.13.2015 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Insurgents fired two shells at the Russian embassy in the Syrian capital on Tuesday as hundreds of pro-government supporters ...

Russian Air Assault Hits Rebels, Helps Assad Regain Lost Ground

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.11.2015 | World

SOCHI, Russia/AMMAN, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Russian war planes pounded Syrian rebels unaffiliated with Islamic State on Sunday, insurgents said, helping M...

U.S. Rules Out Military Cooperation With Russia In Syria

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

The United States on Wednesday ruled out military cooperation with Russia in Syria's war, accusing Moscow of pursuing a "tragically flawed" strategy t...

With Putin Bombing Rebels, Should Obama Bomb Assad?

Cody Cain | Posted 10.04.2016 | World
Cody Cain

Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, is making trouble. Big trouble. The United States has been leading a military coalition of some 60 countries in conducting bombing missions inside of Syria against terrorist groups such as ISIS.

Chris Christie Raps Donald Trump As 'Painfully Naive' About Syria

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.04.2015 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) called Donald Trump's position on Syria "painfully naive" on Sunday, slamming him for welcoming Russian President V...

Syria Can Be Resolved by International Action

Cody Cain | Posted 10.02.2016 | Politics
Cody Cain

The world community possesses the ability to end the abominable war in Syria. The only question is whether it possesses the will to do it.

Putin Scores Another Much-Needed Win in Syria

Ian Bremmer | Posted 10.02.2016 | World
Ian Bremmer

Times are hard in today's Russia. At some point, Russians will expect their powerful leader to deliver better times at home. To delay that day of judgment a little longer, Putin needs victories -- particularly those that burnish Russia's image as a world power. Once again, he's getting them. For now, he's on a roll -- and an international force to be reckoned with.

Russia Urged To Cease Airstrikes On Syrian Opposition, Focus On ISIS

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 10.02.2015 | World

ISTANBUL, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Turkey and its partners in the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State called on Russia on Friday to cease its attacks on...

What Putin's Airstrikes Mean For Syria, And Russia

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 10.01.2015 | World

Russia carried out a series of airstrikes within Syria on Wednesday, in a dramatic escalation of Moscow's involvement in the deadly Syrian civil war. ...

Vladimir Putin Wants A New UN Resolution To Fight ISIS His Way

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 09.28.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS -- Russia plans to soon introduce a United Nations Security Council resolution that would aim to reshape the global fight against the I...

Vladimir Putin Wants To Fight All 'Terror' In Syria -- Except His Brutal Buddy Bashar Assad

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 09.28.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS -- The international community must stand behind Syria's government to undermine the Islamic State group, Russian President Vladimir V....

Iraqi FM Wants More Airstrikes Against ISIS And Supports Russia’s Role In Syria

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 09.28.2015 | World

Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said Friday that he would like more U.S.-led coalition airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq. “The ...

Putin, Ukraine and Syria: Russia's Carrots and Sticks

Richard Brodsky | Posted 05.24.2014 | World
Richard Brodsky

To many in the West, Vladimir Putin seems mysterious, as well as deeply troubling. Troubling he is. But mysterious not so much.

Why Assad Will Win

Allan Topol | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Allan Topol

Now, after more than 100,000 dead and hundreds of thousands more uprooted from their homes or taking refuge in Turkey and Jordan, the muddled situation is becoming clearer.

Cutting the Salami With Putin

Allan Topol | Posted 11.30.2013 | World
Allan Topol

Imagine a large salami in the center of a table. First, Putin offers to cut the salami down the middle. He takes out his knife and cuts it. Then puts one half in his bag. He looks at the remaining salami on the table and says, "Now let's talk about how we'll divide the salami."

Poll: Putin More Effective Than Obama On Syria

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama gets lower marks for his effectiveness on Syria than does Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to an online Economist/Yo...