The Russian offensive in Syria has been ongoing for almost two weeks. Whatever the reactions of the international community, all it can do is make declarations, threaten new sanctions, or appeal for a halt to the operation, none of which will be effective. Russian President Vladimir Putin played the game the international community thrust upon him, and it seems he has won, moving quickly and unpredictably.
Building bridges or walls?
Putin has left little space for any counter-manoeuver by the West - a forceful response would cause World War IIIMaria Dubovikova