317 articles tagged "Vladimir Putin"
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First Trump era war? Serbia versus Muslim Kosovo
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 20, 2017

Six days before Donald Trump’s inauguration as US President, a Serbian train took up position on the Kosovo border on Jan. 14. It was painted ostentatiously with the slogan “Kosovo is Serbian” in several languages along with national Serbian and Orthodox Christian emblems. This is more than a symbolic reminder of the brutal Balkan wars of the 1990s. Two armies are already poised for battle:

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Unraveling Trump’s Strategies for Russia, China, the Mid East and Europe
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 19, 2017

New US President’s strategies are in place for Russia, China, the Mid East and Europe.

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Gen. Manaf Tlass: Russia’s Dark Horse for Damascus
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 19, 2017

Moscow took Assad and Tehran by surprise with a dark horse for opposition leader.

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US & Russia to free Palmyra after Trump sworn in
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 15, 2017

Some of the ambiguity and mystery surrounding the nature of President-elect Donald Trump’s relations with Russia’s Vladimir Putin may disperse after the new US president takes office Thursday, Jan. 20, because one of their first joint military actions is ready to go. debkafile reveals exclusively that a combined US, Russian, Syrian and Jordanian force is preparing for a major operation to liberate the Syrian heritage town of Palmyra from the Islamic State.  The latest DEBKA Weekly out Friday, Jan. 21, has more exclusive details about the future of US-Russian military collaboration after Jan. 20. If you are not yet a DEBKA Weekly subscriber, click here. 

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Iranian Foreboding over Putin’s Pivot Away towards Trump and Erdogan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 12, 2017

Turkey’s Erdogan is now favorite ally, cutting Iran out of premier status in Syria and Iraq.

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Putin Plans Astana Parley to Keep Assad in Power, Steal a March on Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 12, 2017

He intends to keep Russian hands on the levers of power in Damascus.

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Intelligence briefing to US Senate Committee
Why Trump and US intel clash over Russia
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis January 6, 2017

Donald Trump doesn’t propose rushing into détente with Moscow, but to restore relations to an even keel and end the disequilibrium of the past eight years, during which Obama just talked and Putin did what he wanted. 

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Trump Won’t Be Corralled into Declaring Cold War II on Russia
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 5, 2017

Transition and Russian teams are discussing how far Putin is prepared to go for US cooperation.

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Putin Charts Mass-Transfer of Rebels from Central Syria to the South
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 5, 2017

Russian officers test Israeli, Jordanian responses to mass rebel resettlement on their borders.

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Syria ready for truce, Assad stays, US is left out
DEBKAfile Special Report December 29, 2016

The Russian-Turkish initiative brings the Syria war the closest it has ever been to conclusion. Its success will be tested by a ceasefire at midnight on Thursday, Sept. 29, and the coming peace talks in Kazakhstan.

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Putin and Erdogan Try to Pin the Envoy’s Assassination on Western Intelligence
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 22, 2016

Who really sent Meviut Mert Atlintas to murder the Russian ambassador?

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Putin Heaps First Obstacle for Trump in the Middle East
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 22, 2016

He invited Iran to take a leading role in resolving the Syrian conflict.

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Who’s afraid of Donald Trump in the Middle East?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis December 19, 2016

Not much can be ascertained about President-elect Donald Trump’s future Middle East policies except that they will be different from those of Barack Obama – especially on Iran. His global stance will certainly not be shaped in Moscow.

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Trump Primed for Iran: Swallow Tough Nuclear Terms, Get out of Iraq and Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 15, 2016

It will be much tougher and non-negotiable. Iranian forces to be forced out of Iraq and Syria.

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Russian Elite Spetsnaz Trounced in Face-off with ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 15, 2016

The elite Russian unit was defeated by the jihadists in Palmyra, a counterattack prepared.

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The Kurds Ditch US in War on ISIS, Strike a Better Deal with Russia
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 15, 2016

The US lost its main spearhead for an offensive to clear ISIS out of Raqqa.

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Russia flies Chechen commandos to Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 8, 2016

 Moscow started to deploy Chechen special operations forces units to Syria this week, debkafile’s military sources reveal. The troops come from elite units of the Chechen military with extensive field experience in urban warfare. Some of the units fought in eastern Ukraine in the past two years and, before that. in Chechnya against radical Islamic terror organizations linked to Al Qaeda and the Salafi movement.

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With One Phone Call, Trump Fits China into his Evolving Policy Toolbox
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 8, 2016

Taken with his détente with Putin, it was a gambit for driving a wedge between China and Russia.

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Aleppo’s Fall Triggers Odd Bedfellows: Russians with Nusra, Assad with Kurds
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 8, 2016

Russians are talking to Al Qaeda’s Nusra Front in Turkey, Assad to Kurds in Aleppo.

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Russia and Iran Secretly Connive to Promote Taliban
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 8, 2016

They seek to undermine the Afghan government and NATO ops against ISIS.

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