Russia On Syria

Russia's Putin Feeding Bashar Assad  Syrian's ...
Russia's Putin Feeding Bashar Assad Syrian's Blood (Photo credit: FreedomHouse)
Dear realists: please explain Russia
In the eyes of most realists, Russia is the status quo power justly defending its sphere of influence in the wake of revisionist American demands that have everything to do with ideology and nothing to do with American national interests..... Russian support for Syria appears to be more emotional than rational ..... a consensus of elites who “have rallied around the demand ‘not to allow the loss of Syria’ ”, which would cause “the final disappearance of the last ghostly traces of Soviet might” in the Middle East.
Russia should play a key role in gently getting Assad to leave Syria. Maybe Russia will be Assad's new home.
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