Syrian Civil War and Russia

Panelists talked about the important issues surrounding the Russian-Syrian relationship and how the United States should approach… read more

Panelists talked about the important issues surrounding the Russian-Syrian relationship and how the United States should approach Syria’s civil war. Panelists agreed that Russia’s leaders are unlikely to change their stance on the Syrian civil war. Ariel Cohen of Heritage said Russia’s support for the Assad regime in Syria has changed the dynamics in the region, causing Islamist groups to view Russia as their “number one enemy.” Since the start of the conflict, Russia has vetoed U.N. Security Council resolutions calling for an end to the violence. Russian arms were found aboard a Syrian commercial airliner that was forced to land by the Turkish military. close

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  • Stephen J. Blank Research Professor U.S. Army War College->Strategic Studies Institute
  • Steven P. Bucci Senior Research Fellow Heritage Foundation->Defense and Homeland Security
  • Ariel Cohen Senior Research Fellow Heritage Foundation->Russian and Eurasian Studies
  • Robert Freedman Professor Johns Hopkins University->Political Science Department
  • John Hiboldt Director Heritage Foundation->Lectures and Seminars
  • James Phillips Senior Research Fellow Heritage Foundation->Middle Eastern Affairs
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Syrian Civil War and Russia

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Program ID:
308874-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 17, 2012
Last Aired:
Oct 31, 2012

Airing Details

  • Oct 17, 2012 | 12:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 17, 2012 | 4:41pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 17, 2012 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 18, 2012 | 1:08am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 18, 2012 | 8:33am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 18, 2012 | 11:00am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Oct 20, 2012 | 10:01am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 31, 2012 | 6:34pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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