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A New Cold War or Russia's Quagmire?

Kathleen Miles | Posted 10.12.2015 | World
Kathleen Miles

Much to the chagrin of NATO, Gulf countries and others, Russia this week ramped up its military campaign in Syria, in what has become a war with global implications. Some say it is now a proxy war between former Cold War foes because Russian airstrikes have reportedly hit some U.S.-backed rebels. But U.S. President Barack Obama ruled out a proxy war and is reportedly scaling back his arming of rebels, possibly in an effort to "deconflict" with Russia. Has Russian President Vladimir Putin succeeded in his oft-stated goal of reasserting Russia as a great global power by filling a geopolitical vacuum in Syria? It may appear so in the short term, but Syria could end up being his quagmire as Afghanistan was for the Soviet Union. (continued)

Russia Vows Support For Syria's Assad

Reuters | Posted 01.26.2015 | World

By Denis Dyomkin and Gabriela Baczynska SOCHI, Russia, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Russia said on Wednesday it would support Presiden...

Menendez: Putin Op-Ed Almost Made Me Want To Vomit

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) nearly said goodbye to his dinner when he read Russian President Vladimir Putin's op-ed in The New York Times cautioning...

Putin 'Doesn't Exclude' Supporting UN Resolution On Syria


NOVO-OGARYOVO, Russia — President Vladimir Putin warned the West against taking one-sided action in Syria but also said Russia "doesn't exclude"...

Putin: 'Utter Nonsense' For Assad To Use Chemical Weapons

Reuters | Posted 10.31.2013 | World

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Russia's President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday it would be "utter nonsense" for the Syrian government to...

Putin Worries What Will Happen Next In Syria

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 02.19.2013 | World

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin distanced himself further than ever before from his longtime ally in Syria on Thursday, saying he unde...

Joshua Hersh

U.N. Assad Ouster Resolution Faces Strong Opposition From Russia | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.01.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined her counterparts from around the world in a passionate, argumentative session of the United Na...