Under Western pressure, the two states are aligning with each other at a level unseen for decades.
Russia has unveiled proposals to contain the US and NATO in Eastern Europe, calling for urgent negotiations with Washington as it amasses forces near Ukraine.
CENTCOM aims to limit the imminent Turkish-Syrian operation in Syria, but its actions reflect a bigger problem in US civil-military relations.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov agree to work together despite differences as they held talks on the sidelines of an Arctic Council meeting in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik.
Moscow has increased its military activities in their far north region, testing weapons with nuclear capabilities. Meanwhile, climate change continues to melt the walls of ice and the natural defences of the Russian north.
Additional units of the Russian military police arrived in Ain Issa in northern Syria "to step up efforts to stabilise the situation," the Russian defence ministry has said.
Russia’s first overseas naval base since the collapse of the USSR, demonstrates a desire to restore its global naval presence and bolster its geo-strategic foothold in the region
The withdrawal of US troops from West Africa will affect the region as well as the militarisation in Africa
The shooter was detained, the wounded servicemen were hospitalised, and a special commission was set to investigate the incident, the Russian Ministry of Defence said.
Russian news agencies quoted military sources on Wednesday as saying Ankara and Kremlin agreed on a ceasefire in the de-escalation zone of the governorate of Idlib in north-western Syria.
The US approach to Syria has also been considered a failure, or a sign of its waning influence in the region, but testimony from a former Pentagon official changes the narrative somewhat.
Russian president suspends Moscow's obligations under the terms of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty and says the hold would remain in place "until the US ends its violations of the treaty or until it terminates."
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