RUSSIA’S ECONOMIC INTERESTS ARE BEHIND ITS RISKY MILITARY MOVE IN SYRIA





While Russia is conducting a controversial and risky military operation in Syria many observers wonder why Putin has taken this risk? Are Moscow’s interests in the region that important? What is to be gained, or what loss is to be prevented by backing the Assad regime? Russia’s double gamble on Damascus with a military move can make a difference in the war but it may also trigger an economic backlash at home.By Alex FalconYou can read the rest of the article on our issue of January