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US Proxy Wars: Israel Gears Up for Gaza Incursion as Initiative Passes to Russia in Ukraine

Update on the conflict in Ukraine + Middle East for October 17, 2023

– Russia continues overturning what negligible gains Ukraine made during its over 4 month-long offensive in Zaporozhye;

– Russian operations in Avdeevka continue, however no major “offensive” has been announced by Russian military or political leaders;

– Attempts by Russia to exploit possible opportunities along the line of contact are measured, with limitations identified by Russian commanders in stark contrast to Ukraine’s stand-and-fight approach;

– In the Middle East, fighting continues between Israel and Hezbollah in southern Lebanon as Israeli military operations continue to target Gaza;

– Israel has taken action to compel Palestinians to evacuate from northern parts of Gaza in what is likely an attempt to seize the territory and prevent a future return by Palestinians to the area;

– Israel’s continued violation of international law and belligerence toward its neighbors is an unsustainable policy that undermines its own self-preservation, like most US proxies;

– Russia and China are in a better position now than ever to advance the two-state solution and are creating a region in which this solution can actually materialize;


Politico – Putin hammers Ukraine with West distracted by Middle East crisis (October 16, 2023):
VOA – Russian Military Operations Slacken Near Strategic Town of Avdiivka (OOctober 16, 2023):
TASS – Russian forces continuing to implement master plan during special op — Shoigu (October 16, 2023):
CNN – Russia’s jamming of US-provided rocket systems complicates Ukraine’s war effort (May 2023):
Defense News – Lockheed wins $4.8B guided rockets contract (April 2023):
Times of Israel – Hezbollah shoots at IDF posts, fires missile at tank in fresh Lebanon border clashes (October 16, 2023):
The Telegraph – Israeli tanks with Ukraine-style ‘anti-drone cages’ line up on Gaza border (October 16, 2023):
Haaretz – Hezbollah Anti-tank Fire Causing Most IDF Casualties in Lebanon (August 2006):
NYT – A Disciplined Hezbollah Surprises Israel With Its Training, Tactics and Weapons (August 2006):

RAND Corporation – Extending Russia (2019):
CSIS – The First Battle of the Next War: Wargaming a Chinese Invasion of Taiwan (2023):
Brookings Institution – Which Path to Persia? (2009):

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