Make it more difficult for the West and Israel to become more directly involved in the fighting in Syria no matter how much more messy it gets and no matter how the war may spill over into neighboring countries, etc. ... Obviously not for any altruistic reasons!
U.S., China, Afghanistan and Pakistan launch new round of Afghan peace talks (AP)
from the article: Putin: Russia ready to replace Austrian peacekeepers in Golan Heights
The Syrian army is rapidly closing in on the rebels who are in control of the city, leaving a narrow corridor through which civilians are escaping on foot; Russian and Iranian support are tipping the balance in Assad's favor.01:04 06.02.16 | 1 comments
The Las Vegas Review-Journal's editorial board states the casino magnate wasn't involved in the endorsement decision.03:11 06.02.16 | 2 comments
‘Borderlife,’ the book at the center of a controversy involving the Education Ministry, depicts a desperate attempt by the protagonists, a Jewish woman and an Arab man, to make love, not war. The issue of assimilation that it raises cannot be dismissed lightly.10:21 06.02.16 | 0 comments