The intervention managed to keep Bashar Assad in power, but Russia is not out of the woods yet.
Russia’s economy and foreign relations are suffering, but it will take more to threaten Vladimir Putin himself.
Russia’s belligerent foreign policy claims a second Black Sea gas pipeline as its victim.
The Russian leader says he is ready to cooperate, but the Turks better not shoot down another plane.
Russia’s priority in Syria is propping up Bashar Assad, not defeating the self-styled caliphate.
The American argues that Russia’s intervention in Syria is a sign of weakness, not strength.
Syria’s Bashar Assad is not a bulwark against fanaticism and war. He is the enabler of both.
The Russian leader argues that the alternative to Bashar Assad is the disintegration of Syria.
The removal of pro-Western liberals has reduced the Russian president’s inner circle to hardliners.
As the Russian economy tanks, the wheels are starting to come off Vladimir Putin’s regime.