How Assad has regained the upper hand in the Syrian war | Le Temps

The Syrian government army has carried out in recent days a crucial breakthrough. Backed by weeks of Russian bombing, she managed to seize a section of the strategic road from the big city of Aleppo to the Turkish border in the area of ​​Bab al-Salam. A move that allowed him to cut the main supply route for the vast pocket held in the northwest of the country by the jihadist Al-Nusra Front and Ahrar al-Sham.

This victory is part of a long series of offensives. The troops of Damascus, supported by large Russian contingents, Iranian and Lebanese, are also pushing further south, where they seem able to quickly cut the last road linking the region to Turkey by the town of Bab al-Hawa this time. A win would allow it to completely encircle Aleppo, the second city, still partly in rebel hands. Meanwhile, further north, the Kurdish forces of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) are gaining ground day after day on the jihadists.

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Problems of counter-hegemony | Katehon

Strategies of preservation and expansion of power of hegemonic structures and subordinating States result that in each state of the periphery a specific hegemonic power structure is formed. Therefore, we qualify political movements that fought, throughout history, power structures, both locally and internationally, as a counter-hegemonic movements. These movements staged “ideological deviations” manufactured in order to escape the ideological subordination in peripheral countries, which in the peripheral countries is the first link in the chain of subordination. Throughout the twentieth century, when these movements achieved the power, whether in the only formally independent states or in colonial dependencies, these countries began to transit a process of political, economic and ideological insubordination. These movements, were fighting for industrialization or they pursued it, in any case, as a tool to “break” the subordination, as the hegemonic power structures had been allocated to these countries the role of producers of raw materials.

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The war on the Black sea: what are the options in our fleet | Colonel Cassad

Relations with the Turkish Republic have been severly aggravated. Turkey along with Saudi Arabia and the UAE with the tacit support of the USA, is openly preparing to invade Syria. The US and Britain, apparently, can apply their ground troops in Syria. In these circumstances, the risk of military conflict between Russia and Turkey is very high. Most likely the scale of it may be limited to armed conflict, although we can not exclude it from escalating into a local war.

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