Syria Feels Chill of US and Russian Involvement
Move over, Saudi Arabia and Iran: We may be on the brink of a new Cold War. That’s what some are speculating as Russian airstrikes in Syria on behalf of Assad’s troops are met by increasing deliveries of American anti-tank missiles and supplies to rebels. The support is boosting morale on both sides, giving each room for hope as they make military advances. But what could become a Middle Eastern proxy war between the superpowers is also upping tensions and violence in the region, making a political settlement unlikely.