Russia says it's in Syria to help fight ISIS but the real reason can be summed up in one word, says this former State Department advisor.
Col. Jack Jacobs, U.S. Army (Retired), provides insight to the motives behind Russia's bombing of ISIS sites in Syria.
Syria has been threatening to become a proxy battleground for months, and Russian airstrikes on Wednesday and Thursday may have tipped the balance.
Vadim Nikitin, senior associate at Stroz Friedberg, discusses Russia’s short- and long-term strategies behind the airstrikes in Syria.
Christopher Granville, managing director of Russia/FSU Research at Trusted Sources, calls U.S.-led policies in Syria a "failure" and explains what Putin's goals are in the war-torn region.
Christopher Granville, managing director of Russia/FSU Research at Trusted Sources, says Russian president Putin has played "a weak hand with aplomb", but can the country afford a campaign in Syria?
Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist at BNY Mellon, comments on Russia's military strikes in the middle east and how it impacts broader markets, including crude oil prices
The United States believes that Russia has started carrying out air strikes in Syria in the vicinity of Homs, a U.S. official told Reuters.
Iraq is turning a blind eye to Russia's move into Syria despite US objections, says David Phillips.
Russia is re-positioning its role on the global stage via Syria, but whether the West is willing to applaud its new starring part remains to be seen.
As Russia’s new coalition with the likes of Iraq and Iran; the nation will go ahead as planned with Syria, says Hannah Thoburn, adjunct fellow at Hudson Institute.
Hannah Thoburn, adjunct fellow at Hudson Institute, says Russian President, Vladimir Putin is using his UN summit speech as a ploy to get back into the international good graces.
Russia may hope that its deployment in Syria could result in an end of economic sanctions, though its ability to put force in the region is limited.
One indicator suggests conditions in Syria, while indeed dire, aren't perhaps as bad as they could be, at least not yet.
The European Union approved a plan to share out 120,000 refugees across its 28 states.
Experts say the move is likely part of long-mooted rationalization plans, which have included changing the PLA command structure.
India has accelerated plans to buy drones from Israel that can be armed to carry out strikes overseas with less risk to personnel.
Roughly 10,700 migrants walked into Austria from Hungary on Sunday, as a motorway passing through the border was partially closed.
Tomohiko Taniguchi, special advisor to the Cabinet of Japanese Prime Minister Abe, says the shift in defense policy "will strengthen Japan's deterrence capability" amid a changing environment in Asia.
Google says it raised more than $11.3 million in funds for humanitarian groups seeking to aid refugees entering Europe.