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Amb. Djerejian on Russia's expanding military presence in Syria

  • In a recent interview with the Council on Foreign Relations’ Bernard Gwertzman, Baker Institute director Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian discusses Russia’s expanding military presence in Syria, whether the U.S. and Russia can reach a compromise on Syria, and if conditions are more conducive to a negotiated end to the civil war.

      Read "Risky Russian Moment in Syria," published by the Council on Foreign Relations on Oct. 1, 2015.


In recent weeks, Russia has stepped up its military support for Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the country's civil war. Bloomberg TV spoke to Baker Institute Director Edward Djerejian, former ambassador to Syria and to Israel, for insights on this issue and on Syria's continuing refugee crisis:



Earlier, Ambassador Djerejian spoke to CNN about the thousands of Syrians fleeing their country for Europe: