Putin’s Middle Eastern empire

Putin’s support of Assad’s Syria has inevitably drawn him closer to Iran, its devoted ally.

March 11, 2015 12:05
Bashar Assad and Vladimir Putin

Syrian President Bashar Assad (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin.. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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If some people, following the collapse of the Soviet Union, were tempted to sit back thinking that the Cold War was done and dusted, they have had to think again. For Russia’s President Vladimir Putin makes little attempt to counter the world’s growing conviction that he aims to restore, as far as he is able, the dominant position on the world scene once occupied by the USSR. As Putin put it in a speech to the Russian parliament in 2005 – a speech which accurately presages more recent developments: “Above all, we should acknowledge that the collapse of the Soviet Union was a major geopolitical disaster … Tens of millions of our co-citizens and compatriots found themselves outside Russian territory.”


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