Category: MENA

Firm but Fair: The downing of a Russian jet by Turkey

(Republished from November 24th 2015) ANKARA, TURKEY – Today Turkish F-16’s have downed an Russian Su-24 Russian fighter jet  in northern Latakia, near the Turkish border. This is a major event…

(Republished from November 24th 2015)

ANKARA, TURKEY – Today Turkish F-16’s have downed an Russian Su-24 Russian fighter jet  in northern Latakia, near the Turkish border. This is a major event and a considerable escalation, being the first direct engagement between NATO and Russia in the last decades. Its unclear if it will be a game changer or just an short term but alarming episode.

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Context and Risks of the “Little Green Men” in Syria

Context The following is a risk assessment regarding recent intelligence reports of Russian activity in Syria. Apart from advising and weapon supply, this includes capacity building and asset deployment.  In…

Context

The following is a risk assessment regarding recent intelligence reports of Russian activity in Syria. Apart from advising and weapon supply, this includes capacity building and asset deployment.  In the eve of a re-emergence of Russia’s willingness to intervene in the Middle East, in this content we will prospect what implication could that have on the New Middle Eastern Order, but also possible and immediate tactical and operational effects.

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