Alexis Amini

Breaking Down Iran and Russia’s Military Strategy in Syria

ALEPPORuins, VOA, Public Domain

The ebb and flow of the Syrian battlefield mirrors the military strategy of its major players.

The F-35 and Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD)

Public domain photograph from defenseimagery.mil., https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%83%95%E3%82%A1%E3%82%A4%E3%83%AB:A_U.S._Air_Force_pilot_navigates_an_F-35A_Lightning_II_aircraft_assigned_to_the_58th_Fighter_Squadron,_33rd_Fighter_Wing_into_position_to_refuel_with_a_KC-135_Stratotanker_assigned_to_the_336th_Air_Refueling_130516-F-XL333-556.jpg

Air force composition is a key question as potential competitors close the capability gap with Western militaries.

Fight for the Alawites: The Russia-Iran Rivalry behind the Syrian Civil War

Iran has been heavily involved in the Syrian civil war.

This article explores the Russia-Iran struggle for hearts and minds in the Alawite community, which plays into their wider strategies in the Syrian civil war.

Russia and Iran: United in Syrian Civil War, Divided in Peace

Russia President Putin and Iran President Rouhani discuss the Syria civil war at a summit.

Different core interests are keeping Iran and Russia from seeing eye-to-eye on Assad’s fate after the Syrian civil war.

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