Russia’s airstrikes in Syria have dominated the news headlines. After Russian President Vladimir Putin’s moderate speech at the United Nations, in which he called for broad cooperation, hardly anyone could expect that the next day would mark the launch of one of the most controversial operations since the no-fly zone over Libya.
The fact that Russia is forging its own coalition parallel to the U.S.-led one resolves the most difficult question of how to make rebel forces fight together against ISIS.Maria Dubovikova
Russia has opened a Pandora’s box with unpredictable consequences. A positive outcome is possible. However, the risks are high and the gains not so obvious.Maria Dubovikova