Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Russian Forces in Syria

Last week, there were reports of Russian troops in Syria. Not only are Russian soldiers on the ground, but there has also been reports accompanying air support and armor.  Putin's show of support to Syrian president Assad in combating the threat of the Islamic State, indicates that he sees the radical extremist as a threat to Russia's security. This new development has added more complications in the already troubled region. There is now a risk of Russian forces accidentally coming into conflict with existing U.S. efforts. While this risk remains a distinct possibility, I believe that facing a common enemy may help improve Russian and U.S. relations. 

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