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Oct. 8, 2018

Russia’s Syria Problem

By Dr. Robert E. Hamilton

Dr. Robert E. Hamilton, Oct 2018

The Russians are discovering that success on the battlefield doesn’t automatically translate to achievement of political goals. Several recent publications and organizations have proclaimed victory for Russia and the Assad regime in the Syrian civil war. President Obama’s prediction back in the autumn of 2015 that the Russians would end up in a quagmire has been dismissed if not forgotten, associated as it now is with his Administration’s less-than-stellar record in dealing with the Syrian civil war. It’s true, after all, that Russia’s intervention has achieved its immediate military goals of preventing a victory by the Syrian opposition...

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