Russia Makes Further Gains in Syria After Helsinki

Russia Makes Further Gains in Syria After Helsinki Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Pavel Felgenhauer The Jamestown Foundation In the past several days, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the first deputy defense minister and chief of the General Staff, General Valery Gerasimov, went on an unprecedented joint trip to Israel, Germany and France to…

Russia’s Asymmetric Military Power in Recapturing Palmyra

Russia’s Asymmetric Military Power in Recapturing Palmyra Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 13 Issue: 61 By: Roger McDermott The Jamestown Foundation On March 27, following months of preparation and Russian-led coalition military action, Damascus finally announced the recapture of Palmyra by government forces. President Vladimir Putin congratulated his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad as Russian media…

Al-Qaeda-Aligned Central Asian Militants in Syria Separate from Islamic State-Aligned IMU in Afghanistan

Al-Qaeda-Aligned Central Asian Militants in Syria Separate from Islamic State-Aligned IMU in Afghanistan Publication: Terrorism Monitor Volume: 13 Issue: 11 By: Jacob Zenn The Jamestown Foundation On April 25, 2015, a coalition of rebel forces led by al-Qaeda affiliate, Jabhat al-Nusra (JN), and including the Uyghur-led Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) and Uzbek-led Imam Bukhari Jamaat…