Next Cold War Roundup 11/1/16: Iraqi forces entered the city of Mosul and are advancing rapidly. Russia continues a halt on airstrikes in Aleppo as rebels led by al Qaeda launched an offensive in Aleppo. Turkey masses forces on borders. Experts warn of open-ended conflict with Russia. US politicians continue
Next Cold War Roundup 10/25/16 Iraqi coalition advancement on Mosul continues. Sec. Defense Carter intervened between Turkey and Iraq and made matters worse. ISIS militants flee Mosul to Syria. The Economist signals western factions want them to have a safe corridor. The Russian air force monitors and pledges to strike them.
Samantha Power and others accused Russia of barbarism and war crimes before walking out of the emergency UN meeting they convened, and more in our round-up.
US Senator Lindsey Graham pressured Defense Secretary Ash Carter and General Joseph Dunford for military intervention in Syria.
Next Cold War Roundup 9/21/16 The White House blames Russia for attacks on a humanitarian aid convoy. Russia denies and says a US predator drone was flying in the area at the time of the attack. Kerry called for a no-fly zone. Three “Spartacus” countries stepped up to say they
Next Cold War Roundup 9/13/16 US and Russia reached a deal on Syria for a ceasefire, humanitarian aid, and later military cooperation and a roadmap for political transition. The Syrian government accepted the deal while the major opposition rebel groups rejected it, issuing some demands to secure their agreement. The
Next Cold War Roundup 8/26/16 Operation Euphrates Shield, a battle to take the town of Jarablus from ISIS included Turkish and American military, Turkish-backed Syrian opposition rebels, and the operation may have changed everything in the Syrian war. VP Joe Biden went to Turkey with copious praise and denials on
Russian strategic bombers arrived at an Iranian air base this week and began flying airstrike missions in Syria from the base, and more in our global news round-up.
President Obama—who has been at war longer and reduced nuclear weapons less than any other president—called for peace and an end to nuclear proliferation.
The US and Russia are competing for dominance of a base in Vietnam, which is strategic to the South China Sea and could determine the outcome of the crisis.