Thursday, December 29, 2016

Why Russia-brokered Syrian ceasefire has chance of succeeding | World news | The Guardian

Why Russia-brokered Syrian ceasefire has chance of succeeding | World news | The Guardian: Labelled an international pariah only months ago by Boris Johnson, and warned he would be stuck in a Syrian quagmire by a patronising Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin ends 2016 if not as the undisputed victor, then at least as the man at the centre of decision making.

It is Moscow and not Washington that is calling the shots in the Middle East.

Reeling from its cold war defeat and the subsequent collapse of the Soviet empire, Moscow was unable to save Yugoslavia from what it termed western aggression.

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