Russian Military Activity: October 21 - 27, 2015

October 27, 2015 - Hugo Spaulding

Russia continued to shape conditions on the ground in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East following the air safety memorandum of understanding signed with the U.S. on October 20, 2015.

Russian Military Activity: October 14 - 21, 2015

October 21, 2015 - Hugo Spaulding

Russia reached an understanding with the U.S. on air safety guidelines in Syria on October 20,  but Russia's aggressive maneuvers against U.S. aircraft and violations of Turkish airspace are likely to continue in order to keep U.S. air power in the Middle East in check.

Russian Military Activity: October 8 - 14, 2015

October 14, 2015 - Hugo Spaulding

President Vladimir Putin seeks to project Russian military force forward into the territory of the former Soviet Union while competing with the U.S. for influence in the Middle East.