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Posted on Feb 17, 2014 in War College

FLASHPOINTS: Syrian Chaos, Egypt’s Russian Ties, and Turmoil in the Ukraine

FLASHPOINTS: Syrian Chaos, Egypt’s Russian Ties, and Turmoil in the Ukraine

By Armchair General

The chaos of Syria’s civil war is the No. 1 danger to the US identified in Col. (Ret.) John Antal’s Feb. 18 FLASHPOINTS. Also of concern: Egypt is moving closer to Russia and away from its long-standing relationship with the US, and turmoil in Ukraine is likely to result in suppression of the protestors, once the Sochi Olympics are over.

Click here to download the pdf from Armchair General‘s FLASHPOINTS page.

John Antal has frequently authored articles for Armchair General, including “Wars Without End: the Challenge of ‘Arab Spring'” and “Flashpoint Gaza Analysis.” He has authored or co-authored numerous books. His latest is 7 Leadership Lessons of the American Revolution: The Founding Fathers, Liberty, and the Struggle for Independence. Read Armchair General‘s exclusive interview, “7 Questions for John Antal on ‘7 Leadership Lessons of the American Revolution.’


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