Russia’s Choice in Syria

TitelRussia’s Choice in Syria
Typ der PublikationReport
Publikationsjahr2017
AutorInnenN.N.
Untertitel / SerientitelMiddle East Briefing N°47
Pagination7 pp.
InstitutionInternational Crisis Group
Kurztext

In announcing Moscow’s intent to withdraw the “main part“ of the military assets that it deployed to Syria since last September, President Vladimir Putin again caught much of the world off-guard, this time allies and adversaries alike. Having decla­red victory while maintaining its war-fighting capacity in Syria, Russia has left key questions unanswered: will it actually reduce its military role and, if so, to what extent, where and against whom. But if it implements the announcement in a meaningful way, this could create the best opportunity in years to push the conflict toward an initial settlement, especially on the heels of Moscow’s decision to help implement a “cessation of hostilities”.

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