Making the announcement at the Khmeimim Airbase near Latakia, Putin addressed Russian soldiers, stating that they were returning to their homeland, families and friends as the “victor” of the Syrian Civil War.
Throughout history, some of these actors have become more powerful and began to expand into neighboring actors through invasions, wars and agreements.
fter the Cold War and the demise of the Soviet Union, Russia was preoccupied with domestic reforms and works of reconstruction for almost ten years.
Transition from Axis to Balance PolicyTurkey abstained from direct military intervention in the Syrian civil war and this was something unexpected by Washington, which, previously too, had not received logistical support from Turkey during the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
While Syrian forces are continuing to fight for regaining control over the country, the story of the “civil war” continues.
When protests met with a brutal response from the regime, the process quickly became a full-fledged civil war.
Since they have the self-vision of being cultivated, founders of liberal democracy and forerunners of all modern achievements in the world, their awareness of the self is simply being the good, independent of which kind of stance they have or what their actions are, while the rest does not really matter at all.
The default alternative is the continuation of the Cold War alliance structure with slight modifications, where Russia is perceived as an anti-American power that needs to be contained, whereas China continues to be the most favoured nation in economic terms as part of a quasi-appeasement strategy.
Ankara has become part of this war by being at the frontline.
Clearly, tens of billions of dollars that the Putin government invested in military modernization and revamping since the not-so-successful 5 Days War against Georgia paid off.
Syrian civil war is only a secondary front in Russia’s struggle against the West.