Posts tagged as war

Russia warns of ‘dangerous’ escalation over Syria

Friday, April 13, 2018

Russia has warned the US that launching air strikes in response to a suspected chemical attack in Syria could spark a war between the two countries. “The immediate priority is to avert the danger of war,” Moscow’s UN ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said on Thursday. He accused Washington of putting international peace at risk and said the situation was “very dangerous”. Western powers are thought to be preparing for strikes but…

‘America will not engage in a huge military entanglement’

By Henning Riecke on Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The United States is considering a military strike in Syria to retaliate for a suspected regime chemical gas attack. Henning Riecke, of the German Council on Foreign Relations, says Donald Trump faces a major dilemma. Henning Riecke: One option is larger military engagement towards Syria and to change the military balance there. The goal would be to fight back against Assad and to eventually enforce regime change. There have been…