Tag Archives: Syria

Tensions Over Airspace and Demands for Respect

ASHLEY MORALES – The relationship between Russia and Turkey has been severely strained ever since Turkish fighters shot down a Russian plane that entered Turkey.[1] Turkey has accused Russia of violating its airspace for the second time over the past few months.[2] Russia is accused of having violated the airspace despite warnings from Turkish air […]

Putin’s Syria Gamble: Middle East Déjà Vu?

BY TREVOR GILLUM – When asked directly whom the Russian air strikes inside Syria were targeting, Russian foreign minister Sergey V. Lavrov responded tersely, “If it looks like a terrorist, if it acts like a terrorist, if it walks like a terrorist, if it fights like a terrorist, it’s a terrorist, right?”[1] Under the pretext […]