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Title: Russia As a Powerful Broker in Syria: Hard and Soft Aspects
Authors: Simons, G.
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Knowledge E
Citation: Simons G. Russia As a Powerful Broker in Syria: Hard and Soft Aspects / G. Simons // XXIII International Conference "Сulture, personality, society in the conditions of digitalization: methodology and experience of empirical research conference" (Ekaterinburg, Russia, 19–21 March, 2020). – Dubai : Knowledge E, 2021. – pp. 418–432. – DOI: 10.18502/kss.v5i2.8385
Abstract: The Arab Spring was regarded with suspicion by Russian decision-makers, their worst fears were seemingly confirmed with the case of Libya in 2011 when NATO was seen as abusing the UN Security Council R2P mandate for the purpose of regime change. This had a great impact on Russia’s decision to support the Syrian government, when the regime change process began there. By the summer of 2015, the world was predicting the fall of the Syrian government, it was at this point Russia became directly and overtly involved with the fighting. The West tried to project a dire scenario that Russia would become embroiled in an Afghan-scenario, they made many guesses about the ‘true’ nature of Russia’s engagement, but largely failed to comprehend or understand the actual motivation. Despite negative Western projections, Russia has been largely successful in its aims and goals. Russia has consequently emerged as an external actor of significance and influence in the MENA region, which seems to be owed somewhat to taking the decision to become directly involved in Syria as a powerful broker.
Keywords: SYRIAN WAR
RUSSIA
MILITARY INTERVENTION
SOFT POWER
HARD POWER
POWERFUL BROKER
URI: http://elar.urfu.ru/handle/10995/122462
Access: Creative Commons Attribution License
License text: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Conference name: XXIII International Conference "Culture, Personality, Society in the Conditions of Digitalization: Methodology and Experience of Empirical Research Conference"
Conference date: 19.03.2020-21.03.2020
ISSN: 2518-668X
DOI: 10.18502/kss.v5i2.8385
metadata.dc.description.sponsorship: The author would like to express his gratitude to the following people for their kind help and assistance in the research and writing of this chapter: Anna Velikaya, Max Suchkov, Andrey Manoilo, Ekaterina Stepanova, Nikolai Soukhov, Elena Savicheva.
Origin: XXIII International Conference "Culture, Personality, Society in the Conditions of Digitalization: Methodology and Experience of Empirical Research Conference". — Ekaterinburg, 2020
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