373 articles tagged "Vladimir Putin"
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“Izra” Is the Secret Code for US-Russian exchanges on Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 13, 2017

It is at this remote venue, that the two powers quietly chart their joint policies in Syria.

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Will the US & Russia Impose their Syrian Ceasefire Deal on Israel?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 13, 2017

Israel demands independence of military action in Syria and control of its border.

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China Pivots East: First Naval Exercise in the Mediterranean
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 13, 2017

It took place en route to joint Chinese-Russian drills in the Baltic amid their expanded military cooperation.

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Syrian ceasefire deal skips Syria, Iran, Hizballah
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis July 9, 2017

The ceasefire which Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin agreed should go into effect in along southwestern Syria’s borders with Jordan and Israel on Sunday, July 9, is a hodgepodge of unknown factors. Whether or not it holds is of less concern to Israel than the military presence of Iranian and Hizballah forces on its borders. No word yet from Tehran, Damascus or Beirut on where they stand.

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Iran is on board new US-Russia truce deal in Syria
DEBKAfile Special Report July 8, 2017

“The United States, Russia and regional countries reached a ceasefire deal in southwestern Syria,” a US official said on Friday, July 7 after Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin ended their hotly-anticipated first encounter in Hamburg. He was referring to Iran and its consent to a ceasefire going into effect Sunday, July 9. debkafile: This was a significant breakthrough in one the most volatile fronts of the six-year Syrian war with direct impact on Israeli and Jordanian security. 

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Asian Setback for Trump: North Korean ICBM Sets off Russian-Chinese Détente
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 6, 2017

Trump did not grasp Kim Jong Un’s capacity for bringing Xi and Putin together to confront the US.

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Syria Tops Trump-Putin Agenda, But Iran Wrecks Hopes of an Agreed Solution
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 6, 2017

The deconfliction zones plan turns into a deal-breaker rather than a deal-maker.

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Who Is the Bush carrier meant to deter? Not Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 1, 2017

Although a mark of friendship for Israel, why was this mighty ship, with its more than 80 warplanes and cruise missiles, deployed to the eastern Mediterranean at this time? And which bad guy was it meant to deter? 

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Preparing for their first face-to-face
Kissinger, Mattis lay bridges for Trump-Putin talks
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis June 30, 2017

 At 94, Henry Kissinger emerges as the man the inexperienced President Trump secretly turns to for advice on tricky foreign affairs. Mattis’ job was to place the military markers in diplomatic focus.

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Mistrust Deepens as US and Russia Spar at Ever Closer Quarters in SE Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 22, 2017

They are struggling to control their allies in rival bids to dominate S. Syria.

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Moscow Acts to Ward off Major US-Iranian Clash over Syria’s Borders
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 1, 2017

Putin is still maneuvering for US cooperation towards resolving the Syrian crisis.

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Russian siege on Raqqa, distant from US troops
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 27, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin acted to strengthen the military alliance he had set up with Iran and Turkey for working together in Syria - as a counterweight to President Donald Trump’s spectacular success in forging a Sunni Arab bloc during his four days in the Middle East. It was a tough call. He decided to impose a siege on ISIS-held Raqqa in the north to counterbalance US troops in the south, without provoking a clash.

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Putin - Outfaced by Trump’s New Sunni Bloc – Conducts Strategic Troop Movements in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 25, 2017

Putin reacts by moving Russian troops to within range of US-held Syrian-Iraqi border crossing.

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Trump Took Too Long to Revamp the CIA and Fire the FBI Chief
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 25, 2017

Brennan and Comey lost their jobs, but kept their stings and control of “anonymous sources” as weapons.

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Iran Wants Clear Russian Answers for Wrecking Trump’s Mid East Plans
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 25, 2017

An emissary from Tehran asks how far Russia will go against the US military in Syria.

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Putin Poised to Disrupt Trump’s Plans with a New Four-Pronged Middle East Pact
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 18, 2017

It is made up of Russia, Syria, Iran and Iraq, with Turkey waiting on the sidelines.

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Moscow Revamps Syrian Safe Zone Plan to Win Washington’s Cooperation
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 11, 2017

Despite the firestorm in Washington, Putin looks forward to working with Trump in Syria.

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Russian military police in Syria
Russian monitors for Syrian Golan - not Iranians
DEBKAfile Special Report May 11, 2017

Moscow this week responded to Israel’s concerns about posting Iranian and Turkish officers on its borders to monitor the potential “de-escalation” zones Russia is proposing for Syria. In respect of those concerns, debkafile reveals that Russia agreed in high-level contacts in the last few days to replace them with Russian military officers in the Mt. Hermon region, the Golan and the areas where Israeli, Lebanese and Syrian borders meet.

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Russia’s 4 Syrian ceasefire zones – Kremlin spin
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis May 6, 2017

The widely reported Kremlin plan to set up four safe or “de-escalation” zones, that were supposed to have gone into effect in Syria Friday night, May 5, turns out to be nothing but a propaganda ploy. 

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Assad’s Secret Decree 1445 Makes Iran Military Ruler of Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 4, 2017

Iran has stolen a march on all the players in tall the players acting to resolve the Syrian conflict.

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