Palmyra Loss by ISIL Is Also a Loss to Itself

Palmyra Loss by ISIL Is Also a Loss to Itself

The loss of Palmyra by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is also an ultimate loss for Palmyra itself. The historic city in Syria has recently been reclaimed by forces loyal to President Bashar Hafez al-Assad. The recapture of Palmyra by Syrian government forces on March 26, 2016, was a key victory over […]

Vladimir Putin Leaves Syria as Suddenly as He Entered

Vladimir Putin Leaves Syria as Suddenly as He Entered

The Indian Express reported on March 14, 2016, Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin recently ordered most of his troops to withdraw from Syria. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was engaging in peace treaties with his opposition, as Putin’s forces further vacated Syria. Putin has been striking Syria from the air since Sept. 30, 2015. Putin has left […]

Diplomats Discuss Tajikistan Joining Saudi Alliance

Diplomats Discuss Tajikistan Joining Saudi Alliance

On Dec. 21, 2015, Tajikistan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Parviz Davlatzoda arrived in Astana, Kazakhstan to meet with other “European – Central Asia” diplomats to discuss joining the Saudi Alliance. There appears to be some debate as to whether Tajikistan is on board with joining the bloc. Tajikistan’s Ambassador to Riyadh, Sharifi Azamhso, said that Dushanbe […]

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