Russian diplomacy on the elimination of chemical weapons in Syria represents a significant achievement. This development provides some relief to the ongoing humanitarian disaster in Syria. It will put an end to the terrifying mass deaths caused by chemical weapons. There will be fewer Syrians grieving for their loved ones. The U.S.-Russia brokered deal marks a positive development towards regional security since, after all, the elimination of a weapon of mass destruction was at stake.
In President Putin’s second term, Russia has relentlessly pursued the principles of realpolitik. In Moscow’s view, this is simply known as playing by the rules of gameBulent Aras