The growing power of paramilitary groups and the response of Bashar al-Assad’s foreign backers illustrates how local skirmishes over smuggling routes can have much broader geopolitical implications as Russia gains ground at the expense of both the...
Steven HeydemannNext time you hear that #Assad regime is key to stability, pass on this excellent piece. One caveat. So far, none of this poses threat to regime. Yet.
Coastal breakdown in Syria creates opportunities for Russia | Middle East Institute
Frustration with Russia and Iran is growing in Syria, with many unhappy about the way that the country is viewed writes Al-Watan.
Steven HeydemannOfficial media in Syria blame Jewish control over key economic sectors in Russia for tensions in Russia-Syria relations. 😳😳
Syria Will Not Allow Its Allies to Fall - The Syrian Observer
Suhail al-Hassan, who is known as ‘The Tiger’, has proven himself to be an effective leader and well respected among the men who serve him reports Alsouria Net.
Steven HeydemannRussia looking for influence over #Syria armed forces, but is it ceding to #Iran influence over paramilitaries?
Russia Suggests Appointing 'the Tiger' as Commander of the Army - The Syrian Observer
It thought that the released Islamic State leaders will conduct attacks against the regime, that will serve as an excuse for a greater regime clampdown in the south reports Alsouria Net.
Steven HeydemannOnce, again, #Assad regime shows its true colors, releasing #ISIS prisoners to sow chaos, justify its violence. #nonormalizationofassad.
Assad Regime Releases Islamic State Prisoners - The Syrian Observer
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Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren on Wednesday said that she was “disappointed as a woman” in Dr. Christine Blasey Ford for coming forward with sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. During an appearance on Fox &...