A new Cold War conflict (Al-Ahram Weekly (Egypt))

Russia is bombing “terrorists” in Syria, and the US is understandably peeved. A day after the bombing began, US President Barack Obama’s defence secretary, Ashton Carter, complained that most Russian strikes “were in areas where there were probably no ISIL [IS] forces.” Anonymously, US officials also accused Russia of deliberately targeting CIA-sponsored “moderate” rebels to shore-up…