The Risks and Rewards of Moscow's Mission in Syria
Oct 24, 2019 | 09:00 GMT
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- Russia, which only sent a comparatively small force to Syria, will continue to reap significant diplomatic, commercial and military rewards from its operations there.
- Russia's continued presence in Syria, however, raises the risk that its operation could turn its operation there into a costly quagmire.
- In particular, Russia might find it more difficult to keep apart Syrian and Turkish forces as they come into greater contact in northeastern Syria.