Is Iran's Influence in Syria About to Wane?
Dec 23, 2019 | 09:30 GMT
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- Iran has provided invaluable security assistance to Syria during its civil war, but that aid will bring diminishing returns as the war winds down.
- With Iran's ability to assist Syria fading amid U.S. sanctions, Damascus will have to rely on Russia as it looks for other partners to help it rebuild.
- As Syria seeks to restore its sovereignty and reduce its exposure to attack by Israel, it will strategize ways to put its relationship with Iran back on a more equal, pre-war footing.