Over the past two years, Russia has been launching its disinformation campaign against Sweden in order to influence the Swedish public opinion in favour towards Putin’s Russia and to help anti-establishment movements raise. The Kremlin deployed RussiaToday and sister news site Sputnik to highlight Sweden’s internal problems and trying to link it with mass immigration… Read More The Fake News war on Sweden
Since 2015, Russia and Iran have been closely coordinating their military support for the Syrian regime President, Bashar Assad in order to achieve their interests in this bloody war-torn country. However, rivalry between the two countries appears to surface every now and then, leaving Assad as the biggest loser in this rivalry after gradually depriving… Read More Russia-Iran alliance complicates in Syria
Overview The Syrian opposition forces launched a second offensive on the western suburbs of Aleppo, the “Battle for the Hero-Martyr Abu Omar al-Saraqib” or “The mother of all battles” as described by the opposition as a possible deciding the outcome of the Syrian conflict. The objective of the offensive was to establish a new supply… Read More Why the opposition couldn’t break the siege on Aleppo?
The Syrian regime forces backed by Iranian backed militant groups and Russian airforce have been advancing in the northern suburbs of Aleppo and have been capturing Syrian opposition held areas rapidly, which managed them to reach and to end the opposition three year siege on the Shiite towns of Nubul and Zahra, this advancement has… Read More Battle of Aleppo: will it be a turning point in the Syrian war?
Syria was expected to be one of the top agenda issues for President Vladimir Putin when he traveled to Tehran, the Russian President’s first visit in eight years and the first since Hassan Rouhani became the president of Iran. Tehran is naturally uncomfortable. Syria was becoming their fiefdom. They invested a lot in terms of… Read More What is the dispute between Russia and Iran regarding Syria?
Moscow joined the Syrian war on 30th September, by launching airstrikes in different opposition held territories killing mostly civilians and opposition fighters. In addition of providing air support to the Assad regime troops, Iranian IRGC and Hezbollah offensive in Hama Suburbs, Latakia and Aleppo. Instead of capturing strategic positions in Ghab plains and Hama suburbs,… Read More Why Putin will fail in Syria?
Brief History Russian-Syrian relations dates back to 1946 when Syria gained its full independence from France, but could not achieve stability for a long period after the end of World War II. The two countries have shared a close relationship, Syria is one of Russia’s closest Middle Eastern allies. In 1956 Syria followed its ally… Read More Russian Intervention in Syria