Political Risk

U.S.: Russia may be seeking proxy in case Assad falls

“The U.S. intelligence community now thinks Russia may have embarked on its military buildup in Syria because Moscow believes Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may not be able to hang onto power and it wants to position itself to back a proxy if the regime were to collapse. It is a view shared by the Pentagon, Defense officials told CNN.”

Source: U.S.: Russia may be seeking proxy in case Assad falls – CNNPolitics.com

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