“This year, reports on Syria didn’t appear in the news as often as before. And that is a great sign. The remnants of the militants attack less and less often. The number of armed clashes has decreased significantly. Syria has moved away from the edge of the abyss, the danger of the creation of the Islamic caliphate has completely passed. Bashar al-Assad, whom the Americans wanted to remove so badly, retained his presidency. Syria has preserved its sovereignty and independence. It’s an unpleasant lesson for the US and a signal for the world. There is a new center of power — Russia. Now, you simply can’t fail to notice this fact.” – Vesti
Joaquin Flores is Editor-in-Chief of Fort Russ News, as well as the Director of the Belgrade based think-tank, the Center for Syncretic Studies. Educated at California State University, Los Angeles, in the field of International Relations, he previously served as Chief Negotiator and Internal Organizer in several jurisdictions for the SEIU labor union in California. Flores has twenty years experience in community, labor, and anti-war organizing. Flores has appeared regularly on IranÔÇÖs ÔÇÿPressTVÔÇÖ and RussiaÔÇÖs ÔÇÿRTÔÇÖ news to share his expert opinion and analysis on current geopolitical matters. As a Thought Leader, he has spoken publicly internationally at numerous forums, published in over 10 languages, his conceptual and ideological frameworks, approaches to branding and aesthetics have influenced others in his field.