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Counter-terror alliance with Russia?

After the terrorist attacks in Paris, France has extended its airstrikes in Syria. Russia is also bombing IS positions. Will the fight against terror forge an alliance between Moscow and the West?

Il Sole 24 Ore - Italy | Thursday, 10. December 2015

End sanctions against anti-IS ally Moscow

Rome blocked a prolongation of the EU sanctions against Russia on Wednesday. The sanction policy urgently needs to be revised, the liberal business paper Il Sole 24 Ore demands: » more

Il Sole 24 Ore - Italy | Wednesday, 2. December 2015

Anti-IS alliance has failed

US President Barack Obama has urged Russia and Turkey to seek a diplomatic solution to the conflict that broke out between them after the downing of a Russian plane. The appeal is pointless given that the anti-IS coalition has already failed, writes the liberal business daily Il Sole 24 Ore: » more

Club Z - Bulgaria | Tuesday, 1. December 2015

Moscow's mission increasing Syria's suffering

Moscow's mission in Syria will become even more resolute after Turkey's downing of a Russian fighter jet, the news website Club Z predicts: » more

Die Welt - Germany | Tuesday, 1. December 2015

Germany's Syria mission lacks clear mandate

The German cabinet approved a military mission with German troops in Syria on Tuesday. The Bundestag will start discussing the mandate on Wednesday. The government's mandate seeks support not only for France, but also for Iraq and the international alliance. The plan is faulty, the conservative daily Die Welt believes: » more

The Guardian - United Kingdom | Monday, 30. November 2015

British bombs over Syria will only help IS

British Prime Minister David Cameron is putting UK participation in airstrikes against the IS militants in Syria to the vote in the House of Commons today. The MPs are widely expected to vote in favour but the centre-left daily The Guardian opposes the move, arguing that there is still no agreement on what should be done about Syrian President Bashar al-Assad: » more

Main focus of Thursday, 26. November 2015

Hollande hoping to secure Putin as an ally

In his search for allies in the fight against the terrorist IS, French President François Hollande is meeting his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Moscow ... » more

Il Sole 24 Ore - Italy | Thursday, 26. November 2015

Reconstruction alliance after anti-terror alliance

The difficulty in the fight against the IS terrorist group is not the forging of an alliance between the West and Russia, writes the liberal business paper Il Sole 24 Ore: » more

Tages-Anzeiger - Switzerland | Thursday, 26. November 2015

Putin and Hollande united in fear of attacks

The fear of concrete terrorist acts will unite Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart François Hollande at their meeting today, the centre-left daily Tages-Anzeiger comments: » more

Le Monde - France | Wednesday, 25. November 2015

Terror in Paris has not mended the rifts

French President François Hollande must know that an international coalition against the IS is unattainable even before his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the centre-left daily Le Monde comments: » more

Nowaja Gaseta - Russia | Wednesday, 25. November 2015

Global perspectives: Moscow's careless dealings with Ankara

Putin has underestimated Turkey as a geopolitical player in the Syrian war, the Moscow-based government-critical daily Novaya Gazeta writes: » more

Main focus of Wednesday, 25. November 2015

Turkey shoots down Russian fighter jet

After Turkish aircraft shot down a Russian fighter jet over the country's border region with Syria President Vladimir Putin has threatened Turkey, a Nato member, ... » more

Star - Turkey | Wednesday, 25. November 2015

Russia pushed Turkey too far

Russia has repeatedly violated Turkey's airspace in recent weeks despite being warned not to, so the latter shooting down a Russian fighter jet was an understandable reaction, the pro-government daily Star comments: » more

Lidové noviny - Czech Republic | Wednesday, 25. November 2015

Russia finally put in its place

It's a good thing it was Turkey and not another country that has stopped Russia from flexing its military muscles, writes the conservative daily Lidové noviny: » more

Tages-Anzeiger - Switzerland | Wednesday, 25. November 2015

Putin will stick with anti-terror coalition

Russian President Vladimir Putin will not risk breaking with the West despite Nato member Turkey's shooting down of a Russian fighter jet, the centre-left daily Tages-Anzeiger is convinced: » more

Frankfurter Rundschau - Germany | Wednesday, 25. November 2015

Only IS benefits from downed Russian plane

The terrorist IS is the main beneficiary of this occurrence, comments the centre-left daily Frankfurter Rundschau: » more

Le Figaro - France | Tuesday, 24. November 2015

International alliance on shaky ground

Turkey's shooting down of the Russian fighter jet won't make it any easier for French President François Hollande to form an international alliance against the IS, the conservative daily Le Figaro concludes: » more

Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | Tuesday, 24. November 2015

Anti-IS alliance could pull Nato apart

The collaboration between Paris and Moscow in the fight against the IS in Syria could pose major problems for the Nato alliance, the conservative-liberal daily Neue Zürcher Zeitung comments: » more

Il Sole 24 Ore - Italy | Thursday, 19. November 2015

War a hopeless cause without ground troops

France and Russia's airstrikes against the IS don't stand a chance without ground troops, the liberal business daily Il Sole 24 Ore complains: » more

Trouw - Netherlands | Thursday, 19. November 2015

West must not be drawn into ground war

France and its allies must avoid war rhetoric and rushed decisions, the Christian-social daily Trouw believes: » more

Le Monde - France | Wednesday, 18. November 2015

Don't sacrifice all for alliance with Russia

The West must not let itself be fooled by Russia in the fight against the jihadists, the centre-left daily Le Monde warns: » more

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - Germany | Wednesday, 18. November 2015

IS terror unites Russia and West once again

First Western intelligence agencies and now the Russian intelligence service FSB have classified the crash of a Russian jet over the Sinai Peninsula that killed all 224 people on board as an act of terrorism. With this admission Russian President Vladimir Putin could move closer to forming a joint anti-terror alliance, hopes the conservative daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: » more

Avvenire - Italy | Tuesday, 17. November 2015

West should begin by stopping arms trading

In his speech in Versailles President François Hollande primed France for a long fight against Islamist terrorism. He wants to forge an alliance against the IS and officially called on the other EU member states to support his efforts. First the West must stop trading in arms, the Catholic daily Avvenire points out: » more

Le Figaro - France | Tuesday, 17. November 2015

US must put an end to chaos in Middle East

French President François Holland has announced that France will wage a relentless battle against the IS terrorist organisation. "France is at war", he announced on Monday night in Versailles. But Paris can't fight the terrorist militia all on its own, the conservative daily Le Figaro observes, putting much of the onus on the US: » more

Salzburger Nachrichten - Austria | Thursday, 19. November 2015

Cut IS's money supplies

The allies against the IS should finally take serious steps to cut off the jihadists' money and weapons supplies, demands the Christian-liberal daily Salzburger Nachrichten: » more


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