Will Russian Victories in Syria Spark a Regional War?

(Wall Street Journal) Yaroslav Trofimov - While Russia is achieving strategic victories in Syria with this month's Aleppo offensive, few expect that Moscow's main target - the moderate rebels backed by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the U.S. - would now be forced settle the conflict on the Kremlin's and Syrian President Assad's terms. "Their victory in Aleppo is not the end of the war. It's the beginning of a new war," said Moncef Marzouki, who served in 2011-14 as the president of Tunisia. Neither Turkey nor Saudi Arabia can afford to have the rebel cause, in which they have invested so much, wiped out by Moscow and its Iranian allies.

2016-02-11 00:00:00

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