Anton Mardasov

Anton Mardasov

Anton Mardasov is a military affairs expert and journalist focusing on Syria, Iraq and extremist organisations. He is also a non-resident expert at the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC).

Soleimani assassination

Soleimani's killing strengthens Putin's hand in Syria and Iraq

In the latest US-Iran escalation, Russia sees new opportunities to expand its influence in the Middle East.

Soleimani's killing strengthens Putin's hand in Syria and Iraq

Middle East

What are Russian special operations forces doing in Idlib?

Despite promises of a withdrawal, it appears the Kremlin has boosted its military presence on the front line in Syria.

What are Russian special operations forces doing in Idlib?