Syria: Heart of a Global Struggle?

“What they perceive for the region was a region under full American control, that Syria should break its ties because they need to obstruct any Russian, Iranian or Chinese access to the Mediterranean. And Syria is now the last foothold for Russia, Iran and China on the Mediterranean,” he said.

“We need to see this confrontation in Syria as part of a bigger confrontation between a coalition of continental powers on the one hand – which includes Russia, China and Iran – confronting a coalition of maritime powers – including the United States, Western Europe and Turkey.  The main scene of confrontation is the Middle East, and the core of the Middle East is Syria, for the time being.  So we cannot isolate what is going on there from the bigger perspective.”

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