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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Can Israel benefit from sheriff Putin policing the Middle East?
JTA — As a defiant Russia again flexes military muscles in the Middle
East and Eastern Europe, Cold War analogies are, perhaps, unavoidable.
The deployment last month of Russian warplanes in Syria laid bare
Moscow’s readiness to use force to punish leaders who would challenge
its authority — as in Ukraine, from which it annexed Crimea in March
2014 — and to defend its strategic allies, like Syria’s embattled
president, Bashar Assad.