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Erdogan Warns Russia Not To 'Play With Fire'

Reuters | Alana Horowitz | Posted 11.27.2015 | World

ISTANBUL, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan warned Russia not to "play with fire" on Friday, but added he did not want to harm rela...

Turkey-Russia Tensions Are Making It Harder To Fight ISIS

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 11.25.2015 | World

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DEFIANT: Russia Vows To Continue Airstrikes Near Turkey

Reuters | Alana Horowitz | Posted 11.25.2015 | World

MOSCOW, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Russia will continue air strikes against Islamic State targets located in Syria near the Turkish border, Kremlin spokesman ...

Syrian Insurgents Destroy Russian Helicopter With Missile

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 11.24.2015 | World

BEIRUT, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Syrian fighters destroyed a Russian helicopter with a missile, shortly after they forced it to make an emergency landing i...

Why the West Should Now See the Sense in Russia's Mideast Policies

Fyodor Lukyanov | Posted 11.24.2015 | World
 Fyodor Lukyanov

MOSCOW -- European security is now inseparable from the crumbling Middle East developments, something that poses problems and dictates actions, something almost impossible to control. For Russia, it may mean that its operation in Syria, if not a new model to follow, will make much more sense to many in the West.

Putin Accuses Turkey Of Backing ISIS After It Downs Russian Warplane In Syria

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 11.24.2015 | World

ISTANBUL -- Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Turkey on Tuesday of directly supporting the so-called Islamic State after Turkish forces shot d...

One Paris Aftermath -- A Nobel Peace Prize for Putin?

Barry Lando | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics
Barry Lando

Could one of the indirect results of the horrific attacks in Paris be a Nobel Peace Prize for Russian President Vladimir Putin? The idea may not be as outrageous -- even obscene -- as it sounds. Here's why.

Interpol and Pichugin : Unwilling Pawns in Putin's Yukos Game

Katrina Lantos Swett | Posted 11.16.2015 | World
Katrina Lantos Swett

It is absurd and Kafkaeasque that a world class abuser of the rule of law like Russia should have the ability to co-opt an intergovernmental organization to target its political opponents for arrest globally.

Obama Vows Efforts To Eliminate Islamic State At G20 Summit

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 11.15.2015 | World

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Putin Is So Mad At Ukraine That He's Bombing Syria

John A. Tures | Posted 11.09.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Putin is trying to burnish his credentials as an international tough guy in Syria, fighting ISIS, or at least appearing to do so. In reality, he seems to be directing bombs against dictator Bashar al-Assad's beleaguered opposition these days. He's doing it, because that's just about all he can do these days.

Russia and Afghanistan: Strange Bedfellows

Abdullah Sharif | Posted 11.04.2015 | World
Abdullah Sharif

There has been concern in the western world for some time, and rightly so, that Russia under the rule of Vladimir Putin wants to assert itself as a superpower resembling the defunct USSR.

Top Ten Scariest Halloween Costumes for 2015:

Nathan S. Sanders | Posted 10.28.2015 | Comedy
Nathan S. Sanders

My mother on Facebook: There is nothing more frightening than a mom with a Facebook account on the loose with photos of you in compromising positions. From tips about 'packing a clean pair of underwear' to dating advice on your public wall, mom's can be a social media nightmare.

A New Cold War Deep Under the Sea?

Admiral Jim Stavridis (Ret.) | Posted 10.28.2015 | World
Admiral Jim Stavridis (Ret.)

Virtually all of the world's information moves deep under the sea. Well over 95 percent of everything moving on the global Internet passes through 200 or so highly active cables, some as deep under water as Mount Everest is tall. Recent reports indicate renewed interest by Russian submarine forces in surveillance of our undersea fiber optic cables. The movement of information is the lifeblood of the global economic system: it needs to be more secure from accident and attack.

Russia's International Strategy

Geza Tatrallyay | Posted 10.23.2015 | World
Geza Tatrallyay

Is what we are seeing a 'lukewarm' war, where a rogue Russian state has, as its single-minded goal, to decrease the influence of the West, destabilize it, and where possible, expand into areas where its adversaries show weakness?

U.S. Slams Russia For Assad's 'Red Carpet Welcome'

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.21.2015 | World

ON BOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Oct 21 (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday slammed Russia for its "red carpet" treatment of Syrian President Bashar al-A...

Why the New Nobel Laureate Svetlana Alexievich Is the Voice of Modern Russia

Michael Skafidas | Posted 10.20.2015 | World
Michael Skafidas

Alexievich was born and bred in the sadness of this place, in what is now Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. No wonder her work is all about it. Her sister was killed and her mother was blinded in the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986. Even before that, Alexievich had already resolved to chronicle the endless misfortunes of her land -- most of them intentionally silenced by the Soviet system.

Russia: And the Danger of an Irrelevant Gas Station

Edward Goldberg | Posted 10.20.2015 | World
Edward Goldberg

It is the declining power, Russia, that is both threatened by the global order and threatening to the global order, that has nothing to lose in trying to reshuffle the deck. Russia is the only major economy that, beyond a collapsing energy market, has no skin in the globalized game.

Kitchen Philosophy on Obama and Putin in Syria

Inna Naroditskaya | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics
Inna Naroditskaya

The familiarity of a Russia-U.S. Cold War obscures the real enemy, the expanding horror of Islamic extremism, flood of homeless people, and the globally routine acceptance of the horror of terrorism.

New Film Exposes Russia's Mass Murder of Ukrainians, Aggression that Continues Today

Diane M. Francis | Posted 10.15.2015 | World
Diane M. Francis

Finally, a film will be released in the new year that portrays Stalin's monstrous policies and how they brought about The Great Famine of 1933, known in Ukrainian as the Holodomor (death by starvation).

Iran Reportedly Begins Sending Troops Into Syria Under Russia's Cover

AP | Eline Gordts | Posted 10.21.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Iran has sent hundreds of troops into northern and central Syria in the first such open deployment in the country's civi...

Putin's Airstrikes on Syria Are Not What You Think

Said Elias Dawlabani | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics
Said Elias Dawlabani

Since Russian President Vladamir Putin began his military air campaign in Syria last week, Western media has been clamoring to explain his motivation. Most of the analysis so far has been incomplete or half-baked at best.

"It's Your Allies, Stupid" -- America's Greater Middle East Disaster (Pt 2)

Barry Lando | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics
Barry Lando

America may still be the greatest military power on the planet by far, but across the Greater Middle East the U.S. is being challenged, its standing subverted, its reputation diminished -- not only by its enemies, but, even more, by its supposed allies.

Trump Should Be Speaker -- And Still Run For President. Seriously

Paul Abrams | Posted 10.09.2015 | Entertainment
Paul Abrams

Trump as Speaker would also be the greatest campaign move in history. It is not a time-consuming job; all you have to do is make top-line decisions and make deals. The House would no longer be a place for bickering. Everyone would have an incredible time, and put the "grand" back in "Grand Old Party."

Russia in Syria - Opportunism or Opportunity?

Amir Madani | Posted 10.08.2015 | World
Amir Madani

By far the greatest threat to international security is the ideological terrorism of Daesh and its ilk, backed by extremist clerics who continue to order the masses to "give all moral, material, political and military" support to what they consider "holy war" in Syria.

Syrian Government Forces Launch Wide-Ranging Offensive

AP | Benjamin Hart | Posted 10.08.2015 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's chief-of-staff on Thursday declared a wide-ranging ground offensive by government forces, a day after R...