Next Cold War Roundup 8/2/16 A new US airstrike mission was launched in Sirte, Libya. President Obama authorized a 30-day mission and the Pentagon spokesman said the mission had “no end date.” JCS chair Gen. Dunford traveled to Turkey for meetings. Tales of the Turkish coup attempt and its aftermath
Next Cold War Roundup 7/29/16 Since there is still no definitive answer to the question of who was behind the Turkish coup attempt, we collect some of the theories and explanations from various camps and experts now that some time has passed and many have been offered. A Pentagon press
Russia and the US are working on a plan for military cooperation in Syria and negotiations for the Middle East and Ukraine while the war party rolls out plans for war and undermining the Iran deal.
Various foreign policy realists in the US believe that the communique issued by NATO at their Warsaw Summit is like a declaration of war against Russia.
Next Cold War Roundup 7/8/16 The highly contentious NATO Summit in Warsaw begins today with ceremony, bilateral meetings and expert forums. The national stadium in Warsaw will be used as a venue. The main topics will be the “triple threat” of Russia, Brexit and the problems in the southern NATO
Amnesty International published an extensive report of war crimes by Syrian rebels in Aleppo and Idlib, backed by the US, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey.
Next Cold War Roundup 7/1/16 There is a flurry of reports about a deal the US offered Russia on the Syrian war where the two would cooperate militarily against al Qaeda and the Russian and Syrian air force would stand down against other rebels, and if the deal is taken,
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Two Aircraft Carrier Strike Groups in Philippines; Kerry Supports Military Intervention Proposal for Syria
John Kerry supports the State Dept. dissent memo calling for US military intervention against the Assad government, and more in our Next Cold War round-up.