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Russian Withdrawal

Reasons for the military scale back in Syria

Tuesday، March 22، 2016
Russian Withdrawal

Russian Withdrawal: Reasons behind the military scale back in Syria

The partial withdrawal of Russian forces from Syria reveals complex strategic calculations. Through its military intervention in the Syrian crisis, Russia was able to emphasize the pivotal role it plays in the region. This withdrawal allows Russia to communicate with oppositional powers in the region, to find a political settlement that meets the minimum interests of the conflicting parties concerned with the Syria file, and to confirm Moscow’s role in resolving the crisis.


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Keywords: RussiaSyriaSyrian CrisisMilitary InterventionBashar al-Assad