Syrian Civil War
Interventions by the United States and Russia are achieving the opposite of their intended effect in the Middle East.
Russia’s recent airstrikes in Syria have led to a whole new situation on the ground in the protracted Syrian civil war, seemingly bringing further chaos in their wake.
According to the US State Department, over 90% of Russian airstrikes so far have not targeted ISIS.
Recent moves in Syria afford Putin even more leverage over EU governments reeling from the refugee crisis.
A mix of cooperation and disagreement prevails as the Russian military wades into the mire of the Syrian civil war.
With the fundamental problems of the Syrian civil war growing in number, Iraq is critical to revamping the US’ Middle East strategy.
Russia’s deepening support for the Assad regime has some experts puzzled.
How does one solve a crisis that spans from superpower geopolitics, to entrenched global criminal networks, all the way down to the indelible human urge to seek a better life
The Syrian refugee crisis can only be solved by addressing the root causes of the conflict. If not then the flow of refugees is just getting started.
There are finally boots on the ground in Syria; they just happen to be Russian.