Why Putin has pulled Russia out of Syria

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    By formally quitting during a ceasefire he himself masterminded – and on the back of significant military gains – Putin can leave with his head held high. Having proven his critics wrong and demonstrated the capability of Russia’s military (and its new weapons – a splendid advert to any buyers of Russian arms), Putin can now concentrate on the diplomatic aspect of the peace process, something at which Moscow usually excels.
    Original languageEnglish
    Specialist publicationThe Conversation
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2016


    • international relations
    • Russia
    • Syria

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Political Science and International Relations


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