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Russia: ISIS in Syria should be bombed only with the permission of the UN or Bashar al-Assad

24 september 2014 | 23:00

The United States and its Arab allies launched a series of airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, reportedly killing dozens of fighters. However, it is important to note that the U.S. took this action without a resolution from the UN Security Council – a step advocated by Moscow.

2014 NATO summit results: Tbilisi’s view

11 september 2014 | 23:00

It can be fairly assumed that NATO’s relations with Georgia is a ‘win-win’ game of making the country a part of its global presence system and gaining much at a low price.

Ukrainian conflict: What exactly is Russia trying to achieve in the east?

4 september 2014 | 23:00

At the same time, Moscow is strongly opposed to the collapse of Ukraine. Indicative of this is Vladimir Putin’s address to the leadership of Donetsk and Lugansk, requesting them to maintain the formal territorial integrity of Ukraine.

Tough NATO response over Ukraine may lead to greater divisions with Russia

3 september 2014 | 23:00

Although Russian political scientists do not believe the plans pose a serious threat, they are not ruling out a disproportionate reaction by the Kremlin, citing suspicion dictated by historical experience as a key factor.

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The most important Russian foreign policy events of the past week (4-11 October)

While Russian military operations in Syria received all the headlines, there were other important foreign policy developments in both Ukraine and Turkey. This past week, Russian diplomacy was occupied with three main areas – the nation’s military operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Greater Syria (ISIS), developments in Ukraine, and increasingly contentious relations with Turkey.  

 
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