Russian President Vladimir Putin, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the Russia-Ukraine War
- August 6, 2022
Arab Digest editor William Law’s guest this week is Samuel Ramani. Their conversation focuses on how the Russia-Ukraine War is playing out for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
As Putin continues his war of attrition against Ukraine, Middle Eastern countries are weighing up how a Russian drawdown of troops in Syria might serve to tilt the scales either away from or towards Iran.
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