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Can Putin keep Hizballah from Israel’s borders?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis August 22, 2017

Israel’s northern borders with Syria and Lebanon were on edge this week, as Prime Minister Binyamin prepared to raise Israel’s concerns about southern Syria at a critical meeting with President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, Aug. 23.. Their Sweida offensive has already brought the Syrian army and Hizballah right up to the Jordanian border by circling around the Daraa de-escalation zone - under Russian cover. This tactic is expected to be repeated in the Quneitra zone opposite Israel’s Golan border,

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Can Putin keep Hizballah from Israel’s borders?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis August 22, 2017

Israel’s northern borders with Syria and Lebanon were on edge this week, as Prime Minister Binyamin prepared to raise Israel’s concerns about southern Syria at a critical meeting with President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, Aug. 23.. Their Sweida offensive has already brought the Syrian army and Hizballah right up to the Jordanian border by circling around the Daraa de-escalation zone - under Russian cover. This tactic is expected to be repeated in the Quneitra zone opposite Israel’s Golan border,

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The Saudi Game in Syria is over. Assad Is the Winner
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 10, 2017

They advised the Syrian opposition movement to disarm and go into post-war opposition politics.

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Iraq’s Kurds Run to Moscow after Iran Warns of Kirkuk’s Loss for Their Referendum
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 10, 2017

Barzani propositions Putin for help when Tehran cautions Kurds against independence referendum.

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Trump, Putin & Khamenei Set up Confused Policies for Mutual Deception
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 3, 2017

Their apparently muddled policies conceal attempts to deceive and disarm one another.

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US Pretends Arms Cutoff to anti-Assad Syrian Rebels to Placate Moscow
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 3, 2017

The Trump administration is placating Moscow to preserve cooperation in Syrian ceasefire zones.

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Trump, Putin, Xi: Talking fades to shows of force
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis July 31, 2017

Over the weekend, three world leaders, US president Donald Trump, Russia’s Vladimir Putin and China’s leader Xi Jinping stepped off the diplomatic path over their differences on world issues and switched to displays of military might. The gloves have clearly come off for the ramping up of friction among the three powers in the various world flashpoint areas, whether in Europe, the Far East, or other places.

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“Izra” Is the Secret Code for US-Russian exchanges on Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 13, 2017

It is at this remote venue, that the two powers quietly chart their joint policies in Syria.

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Will the US & Russia Impose their Syrian Ceasefire Deal on Israel?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 13, 2017

Israel demands independence of military action in Syria and control of its border.

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China Pivots East: First Naval Exercise in the Mediterranean
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 13, 2017

It took place en route to joint Chinese-Russian drills in the Baltic amid their expanded military cooperation.

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Syrian ceasefire deal skips Syria, Iran, Hizballah
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis July 9, 2017

The ceasefire which Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin agreed should go into effect in along southwestern Syria’s borders with Jordan and Israel on Sunday, July 9, is a hodgepodge of unknown factors. Whether or not it holds is of less concern to Israel than the military presence of Iranian and Hizballah forces on its borders. No word yet from Tehran, Damascus or Beirut on where they stand.

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Iran is on board new US-Russia truce deal in Syria
DEBKAfile Special Report July 8, 2017

“The United States, Russia and regional countries reached a ceasefire deal in southwestern Syria,” a US official said on Friday, July 7 after Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin ended their hotly-anticipated first encounter in Hamburg. He was referring to Iran and its consent to a ceasefire going into effect Sunday, July 9. debkafile: This was a significant breakthrough in one the most volatile fronts of the six-year Syrian war with direct impact on Israeli and Jordanian security. 

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Asian Setback for Trump: North Korean ICBM Sets off Russian-Chinese Détente
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 6, 2017

Trump did not grasp Kim Jong Un’s capacity for bringing Xi and Putin together to confront the US.

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Syria Tops Trump-Putin Agenda, But Iran Wrecks Hopes of an Agreed Solution
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 6, 2017

The deconfliction zones plan turns into a deal-breaker rather than a deal-maker.

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Who Is the Bush carrier meant to deter? Not Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 1, 2017

Although a mark of friendship for Israel, why was this mighty ship, with its more than 80 warplanes and cruise missiles, deployed to the eastern Mediterranean at this time? And which bad guy was it meant to deter? 

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Preparing for their first face-to-face
Kissinger, Mattis lay bridges for Trump-Putin talks
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis June 30, 2017

 At 94, Henry Kissinger emerges as the man the inexperienced President Trump secretly turns to for advice on tricky foreign affairs. Mattis’ job was to place the military markers in diplomatic focus.

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Mistrust Deepens as US and Russia Spar at Ever Closer Quarters in SE Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 22, 2017

They are struggling to control their allies in rival bids to dominate S. Syria.

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Moscow Acts to Ward off Major US-Iranian Clash over Syria’s Borders
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 1, 2017

Putin is still maneuvering for US cooperation towards resolving the Syrian crisis.

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Russian siege on Raqqa, distant from US troops
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 27, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin acted to strengthen the military alliance he had set up with Iran and Turkey for working together in Syria - as a counterweight to President Donald Trump’s spectacular success in forging a Sunni Arab bloc during his four days in the Middle East. It was a tough call. He decided to impose a siege on ISIS-held Raqqa in the north to counterbalance US troops in the south, without provoking a clash.

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Putin - Outfaced by Trump’s New Sunni Bloc – Conducts Strategic Troop Movements in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 25, 2017

Putin reacts by moving Russian troops to within range of US-held Syrian-Iraqi border crossing.

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