Another meeting, another raft of empty words from Sochi as Washington plays for time and tries to figure out what to do about the war in Syria.
Arab Digest · Biden brings US diplomacy back to the Middle East
The Biden Administration will look to rein in Russia in the Middle East; but the latter will remain an ‘indispensable power’ in the region for the foreseeable future.
Arab Digest · Libya: Time for Europe to step up
Arab Digest · Airwars: tracking the airstrike toll
The imposition of US sanctions on Turkey earlier in the week strains relations within NATO and between Washington and Ankara, creating more cracks for Russian president Vladimir Putin to exploit.
UN efforts to get foreign forces and mercenaries out of the Libya conflict are doomed to failure.
Ramped up Turkish military activity in Northern Syria may herald a major offensive before Joe Biden takes office.
A string of assassinations in the Syrian province of Daraa underscores how high the stakes are in a struggle for ascendancy between Russia and Iran in the south of the country.
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