A flare-up in the skies above Israel and Syria over the weekend has put a strain on Binyamin Netanyahu’s close ties with Vladimir Putin. The clash also makes it clear that Moscow is the boss when it comes to the Middle East.
After months of uncertainty, David Cameron has offered his most detailed case yet for the UK to extend airstrikes from Iraq to Syria. He stands a good chance of exorcising the ghosts of August 2013. But how robust are his arguments?
Iran’s centres of power appear divided on the fate of Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad. As talks on a political solution to the Syrian crisis reconvene tomorrow in Vienna, these differences are likely to become more apparent.