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As the U.S. withdraws, Assad and Putin are emerging as the winners in Syria

In The News, 15 October 2019
RUSI International, Syria, Middle East and North Africa
“There is no other way to say this other than Assad has basically won,” said Michael Stephens, a research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, a London-based think tank. “The agreement between Assad and the Kurds has effectively handed Assad back almost the entire country and of course it’s a benefit for Russia,” he said.

In The News

Michael Stephens
Associate Fellow

Michael Stephens was the Research Fellow for Middle East Studies. He joined RUSI’s London office in September 2010, first in the Nuclear... read more