Collapse of Geneva Diplomacy: Syrian Conflict Proves Intractable for the West

Last week, the eighth round of negotiations on the settlement of the Syrian conflict took place in Geneva. As expected by many international observers, the participants of the consultations could not reach a compromise. Staffan De Mistura, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General did not even manage to organize…

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Mentors of International Terrorism Try to Save their Minions

Recently, the Syrian Army has struck major successes in Aleppo. Once again the West plays down the Syrian victory against Islamic extremist rebels, revealing its real attitude towards the Syrian crisis. Western attempts to discredit the situation are intensified. The accusations against Damascus and Moscow about alleged regular air strikes…

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ISF Participation in EU Non-Proliferation & Disarmament Conference 2016

The International Security Forum, Cyprus was represented in the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference by Dr. Yiorghos Leventis, Director and Mr. Zoran Ristic, Research Associate. The conference attended by about 300 international delegates was held at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Brussels on 3-4 November 2016. As an independent think tank, the…

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Double-Faced US Policy in Syria

The 9th September Geneva agreement between the US and Russia on establishing a ceasefire in Syria, naturally raised expectations for fresh negotiations with the aim of launching political transition in the troubled West Asian country. Instead, in the couple of months since the promising Geneva accord on Syria we have…

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Washington Fears the Strengthening of Moscow in the Middle East

The struggle in Syria against the terrorist organization Islamic State (IS or ISIS) has reached a new level. According to a recent agreement between Moscow and Tehran, Air and Space Forces of Russia are given the opportunity to use the Iranian Air Base Hamadan for strikes on positions and targets…

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