Russia and France to Join Hands in Fighting ISIS

Russia and France to Join Hands in Fighting ISIS

Russian president Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart, Francois Hollande, on Nov. 26, 2015, agreed on a coalition to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), who have carried out brutal attacks on both countries. Speaking at a joint news conference in Moscow, the French president said the military cooperation […]

Russia Is Positioned to Take a Leading Role on the International Stage

Russia Is Positioned to Take a Leading Role on the International Stage

Russia is positioned to take a leading role on the international stage. With its annexation of Crimea and their support of separatists in the Ukraine, Russia’s place in the world was clearly in opposition to that of the U.S. and Europe. Strict economic sanctions as a result of aggressive tactics in the Ukraine created an environment […]

Obama Says Assad Must Step Down

Obama Says Assad Must Step Down

President Barack Obama has called upon the embattled Syrian leader, Bashar al-Assad, to step down so as to end the fighting in the Middle East region. Speaking on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Nov. 22, 2015,  the president said the current Syrian leadership will not help in stopping […]