Center for Strategic Communication

Russia and Syria: What pull-out?

By Patricia H Kushlis I know it may be hard to believe after reading multiple media reports about Putin’s latest “surprise pull out from Syria” but the Kremlin did not, repeat, not, really pull its military out of Syria last week. The Russian Air Force is still...

Syria’s Future Crisis: A Lost Generation

This past weekend, intense fighting between Daesh and Syrian-Kurds in areas of Northern Syria forced more than 23,000 Syrians to cross into Turkey, adding to the 1.7 million registered Syrian refugees already living in the country. Since the onset of the Syrian Civil...

What We Are Reading

Key Reads   Draft Nuclear Deal Would Cap Iran’s Centrifuges At 6,000 For Decade Or More AP / The World Post A draft nuclear accord now being negotiated between the United States and Iran would force Iran to cut hardware it could use to make an atomic bomb by about 40...

Obama, Assad and Putin: No easy answer

By Patricia H. Kushlis For such a small country, international concern over the civil war in Syria is outsized.  As they say in real estate, however, location is everything and Syria borders on any number of countries in the Middle East from Turkey to the north to...