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Russia’s entry into Syria’s increasingly chaotic civil war surprised many, raising the question of why it would want to dive into an almost certain quagmire. As the risks of ‘mission creep’ pull more Russian soldiers in, amid rising casualties, costs and terror attacks, the benefits seem few. But a proper understanding of Russian interests shows how the Kremlin hop...
Professor Stefan Hedlund
Nato has rediscovered its purpose - and its legitimacy - after the gathering of world leaders in the UK. But when it comes to the task of devising a strategy to halt Russian aggression – and the increasing likelihood of ‘incidents’ in other eastern European countries - it is becoming clear that the alliance is at a loss.