Thursday, March 16, 2017

Leaving Syria (Or Staying) Will Not Be Cheap For Russia

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Omar Mawji, Eurasia Review: Disengagement From Syrian Civil War Won’t Come Cheap For Russia – Analysis

Many analysts have been critical of the US military strategy to eliminate Daesh and establish a stable Syrian government. On the other hand, Russia has been praised, often by the same critics of the U.S., as a significant presence in Syria that has made tremendous strides in fighting Daesh and propping up President Bashar al-Assad’s government. Many are very quick to compliment Russia on its Syrian policy, even suggesting that Russia was re-establishing its place as a global superpower. While there is some truth to the fact that President Vladimir Putin is feeling nostalgic and seeking to regain Russia’s past position, many are failing to factor in the financial costs that go with either deposing or supporting a regime in a geopolitical hotbed like the Syrian civil war.

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WNU Editor: The author's breakdown on how costly it has been for the U.S. to be engaged in the Middle East and Afghanistan is sobering, and his analysis that Russia may be facing the same thing is spot on. Unfortunately .... the Kremlin is not listening.

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