Near East

The Geopolitics of the Russian Withdrawal from Syria


All-in-all, Russia’s intervention in Syria was a political and a military victory both for Russian diplomacy as well as for the Russian armed forces. Unlike Washington, Russia is too keen to find itself in Middle Eastern quagmire nightmares which have dampened Washington’s ever hegemonic spirit during the past 15 years, because unlike Washington, Russia has a clear exit strategy, one which we all just witnessed in Syria.