Russia has remained a staunch supporter of Syria's President Assad, blocking UN efforts to impose an international arms embargo.
Russia, which has weapons contracts with Syria worth $5 billion, is increasingly resisting international pressure to punish its ally. Yesterday it did not deny a report of a recent arms shipment.
A South Korean think tank gave North Korea the edge in the early days of any war with the South because of its numbers and offensive position.
Russia has a strong financial stake in the survival of the Assad regime. But it also opposes Western intervention on principle – particularly in the wake of NATO's Libya campaign.
09/19/2011 03:45 pm
The Security Council meets today to discuss Tbilisi's allegation that Russia shot down its spy aircraft. Moscow says the drone's flight over the breakaway region of Abkhazia violates a cease-fire.
04/23/2008 01:00 am