Magnier: Syria Idlib Offensive Just a Limited Operation to Enhance Security of Russia’s Khmeimim Airbase

The outcome of the Astana 12 meeting in Nour Sultan in Kazakhstan was generally described as positive by the leading countries concerned. However, little was achieved towards the return of the northern Syrian city of Idlib to the control of the central government in Damascus. The constitutional committee (the various parties in Astana) widely discussed … Continue reading “Magnier: Syria Idlib Offensive Just a Limited Operation to Enhance Security of Russia’s Khmeimim Airbase”

Tehran’s Policies Risk Iran’s Territorial Integrity

by Shireen T. Hunter In his conversations with American journalists during his recent visit to New York, as reported in The New Yorker, Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said that some of Iran’s regional rivals, especially Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, want its disintegration. He could have added a few others to … Continue reading “Tehran’s Policies Risk Iran’s Territorial Integrity”