RUSSIAN DIPLOMATIC AND MILITARY STATECRAFT IN SYRIA

Authors

  • Saira Nawaz Abbasi Bahria University
  • Nazir Hussain Quaid-i-Azam University

Keywords:

Russia, Statecraft, Military Engagement, Diplomacy, Syrian Crisis

Abstract

Russia has carefully employed its military and diplomatic tools of statecraft in the Syrian conflict. The Syrian war has been a quagmire with the diversity of actors involved having national, regional, and global interests. Russia’s decisive role and direct involvement in the conflict has brought it to the forefront of Middle Eastern politics. Russia after taking control of the Syrian airbase can carry out missions across the Levant and Eastern Mediterranean. Moreover, Russia has not only courted the regional states into its side particularly Turkey but has also successfully averted any direct clash with the US and Israel in Syria. Russia has been able to demonstrate its strategic will to take decisive actions and transforming the risks into opportunities. Syria has brought the Russians back to the international decision-making as an important player. Moreover; Syria has provided Russia with a geopolitical advantage in the Middle East and to uphold Russian status as a global power.

Author Biographies

Saira Nawaz Abbasi, Bahria University

Assistant Professor at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences Bahria University, Islamabad.

Nazir Hussain, Quaid-i-Azam University

Professor of International Relations at Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.

RUSSIAN DIPLOMATIC AND MILITARY STATECRAFT IN SYRIA

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Published

2021-08-30

How to Cite

Saira Nawaz Abbasi, Saira Nawaz, and Nazir Hussain. 2021. “RUSSIAN DIPLOMATIC AND MILITARY STATECRAFT IN SYRIA”. Journal of Contemporary Studies 10 (1):19-35. https://jcs.ndu.edu.pk/site/article/view/156.