Russia continues bombing targets in Syria while leaders at the Munich Security Conference work toward a cessation of hostilities. The fighting intensified over the weekend. Now Turkey is bombing new Kurdish positions. There is no rest for civilians.
Pentagon and US allies in Syria claim Russian jets bombed an area occupied by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces. The Kremlin denied the allegation, saying it had no incentive to bomb the pro-Western alliance.
Turkey appears to be building a military infrastructure independent of NATO - much to the annoyance of Washington. But President Recep Tayyip Erdogan might need that new S-400 missile defense system at home.
Each February, Munich takes center stage in global politics. Here are eight important facts about the Munich Security Conference.
Heading home after the Munich Security Conference, political leaders leave behind diverging ideas of how to reduce conflict in the Middle East. With no easy solutions, prospects of peace remain elusive as ever.
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