: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Short- and Long-Term Impacts of the Escalation in Idlib

Clashing Priorities in Syria
As the civil war in Syria moves towards an end, it becomes ever more difficult to postpone resolution of the toughest issues. Each actor has different priorities, which are not easy to reconcile. The Syrian regime wants to regain full control of its territory, while Russia and Iran are particularly keen on eliminating the jihadi elements. Turkey has been forced to relinquish its aim of regime change, and is now on the defensive: it has limited its priorities to blocking any autonomous Kurdish governance structures and preventing large-scale inward movements of refugee.
While Ankara’s desire to prevent …read more

Source:: German Institute for International and Security Affairs


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