The Future of Russia and the Fate of Its Jews

Having grown up in the Soviet Union, Yevgenia Albats became a journalist and pro-democracy activist after the fall of Communism, and has also been involved in Jewish communal affairs. She is currently editor-in-chief of the New Times, one of Russia’s major opposition magazines. In an interview with Cathy Young, she recalls the anti-Semitism she faced as a child:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, KGB, Russian Jewry, Soviet Jewry, Vladimir Putin

Why a Government Victory in Southwestern Syria Is Bad News for Israel

Sept. 17 2021

Last week, Russia negotiated a ceasefire between the Syrian government and rebel forces in the city of Daraa, where the initial protests that sparked the uprising against Bashar al-Assad began. The agreement ended a 75-day assault on the city, located near the country’s southwestern border, by Russian, Iranian, and Syrian forces. Jonathan Spyer explains the significance of these events:

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More about: Golan Heights, Iran, Israeli Security, Russia, Syrian civil war