From the prism of the realist school of thought in political science, whenever a conflict erupts in a country, governments react in two distinct ways. Some countries will view the conflict and instability from the perspectives of political opportunism. As a result, they will intervene directly or indirectly through financial, military, advisory, intelligence, or political support to shift the balance of power and lead the conflict to their own geopolitical, strategic and geo-economic interests.
Yet, some countries will solely attempt to prevent the spillover of the conflict into their own states.
As the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) pushes across Iraq, the intriguing phenomenon has emerged through the rally and extraordinary confluence and convergence of interests on the ground of political opportunism among the 21st-century global instigators and strange bedfellows: Russia, Syria, the Islamic Republic of Iran, and the United States.
Currently, the U.S. is finding herself hiding behind the Islamic Republic, Syria and RussiaDr. Majid Rafizadeh