Beware a Russian 'October Surprise' in Syria

Russia seeks to leverage the Iranian threats in Iraq to pressure the U.S., while pushing on the Syrian front. This strategy in a sense creates a two-front push against the U.S. in the region and forces Washington to choose.

Can America Do Anything About the Russia-Iran Axis?

U.S. policy involving Russia and Iran in the Middle East has struggled for coherence for years. Now the two countries are drawing closer, in arenas from Aghanistan, to Syria, to Lybia.