March 18, 2016
In each installment of “CGI Asks,” a selection of experts respond to a question about developments related to Russia and the broader region.
This week, we ask whether Russian President Vladimir Putin’s surprise decision to withdraw most of the country’s military forces in Syria could have negative consequences for Moscow on the domestic or international stage.
Yury Barmin, Strategic Risk Consultant on Russia in the Middle East
One of the reasons Putin decided to start withdrawing forces is precisely to avoid a possible backlash, both military and political. Clearly, for the money and forces that Russia has contributed to this …read more
Source: Center on Global Interests