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India gets initial delivery of Russian S-400 systems, despite sanctions threat.

This is significant- Again moves on the global chess board.. Of course, read more at the link provided.

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Russia Might Help Turkey Create 5th Gen Fighter Jet

Watching moves on the global chess board Interesting: Moscow is in talks with Ankara about assistance in developing a fifth-generation fighter aircraft, Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Director Dmitry Shugayev told Sputnik on Sunday. “Russia has repeatedly expressed readiness to render assistance to the Republic of Turkey [in developing a fifth-generation fighter aircraft], and […]

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Not Divorce but a Defense Decoupling: What’s Next for the U.S.-Turkish Alliance

Though this article is late in getting here, it’s no less important to the birth pangs scenario. War on the Rocks After decades of speculation about the future of the U.S.-Turkish alliance, Washington and Ankara have finally reached a fork in the road. The day after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced plans to deepen […]

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Turkey, Syria, Iran & The Adana Agreement

I’d made mention of the Adana Agreement in a previous post. December 2016 the report below was featured at my prior digs. Nearly 5 years ago.. It was followed up with an additional two reports. My how time flies?!?!?!? Adana was mentioned in the report from the other day: Birth Pangs: Israel,Syria, Russia, Usrael Kurds […]

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Idlib: Confrontation or Turkish Russian Land Swap?

A previous territorial exchange deal took place between Russia and Turkey during the past four years, when the regime forces advanced in opposition areas, while Turkey controlled a new stronghold for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Syrian regime takes moves Enab Baladi’s correspondent in Aleppo (the part of Aleppo occupied by PKK?) reported the advancement […]

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Breaking: Russia Suspends It’s Mission to NATO

In response to NATO’s expulsion of 8 Russian mission members Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Monday that his country is suspending its mission to NATO. He said the move was a response to the expulsion of eight Russian staff at the military alliance’s mission in the Russian capital. Lavrov said staff at the mission […]

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Russia proposes Caucasus, Iran, Turkey security bloc

Regional Collaboration. An interesting proposal. Security and other major issues affecting the Caucasus region should be worked on through a six-country collaborative bloc, Russia’s foreign minister said on Wednesday. Sergey Lavrov proposed working to thaw ties on transport and the economy in collaboration with Armenia and Azerbaijan, who last year fought over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh […]

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Birth Pangs: Israel,Syria, Russia, Usrael Kurds etc.,

Birth Pangs for those who haven’t followed the theme refer to what is occurring on the ground as the big players redraw/defend borders in multiple regions of the world. Asia, Africa and the Middle East are all on the drawing board. The player/participants are Israel, US, France, Russia, Germany, Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Libya, Armenia, Iran […]

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Israeli Gas/Syrian Sanctions Relief Power Lebanon?

Taking information from two reports. Why? Because in both articles Syria and Syrian territory are involved. Excerpts from the Atlantic Council oped entitled: Why Israeli gas and Syrian sanctions relief may turn on Lebanon’s lights, will be featured immediately below the piece concerning the PKK/US occupied territory. This first piece suggests the US should lift […]

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Natural Gas Prices Plunge As Putin Promises More Supply

Oil price.com Natural gas futures mercifully slipped 10% on Wednesday after Russian President Vladimir Putin promised that the gas-rich nation would send more natural gas to Europe. Gas prices are still twice as high as they were last month. On Tuesday, natural gas futures had settled at a high not seen in more than a […]