July 07, 2017
5th Round of Astana Syria Peace Talks End Without Agreement
By Catherine Putz
The de-escalation zones, let alone which country's "military observers" would maintain them, remain under discussion.
October 18, 2016
Russia's Syria Policy Upsets Central Asian Muslims
By Uran Botobekov
Russia's support of Assad, and bombing of Sunni civilians, is viewed negatively by Central Asians.
March 16, 2016
Why Putin Is Withdrawing (Some) Troops From Syria
By Franz-Stefan Gady
Putin’s short-term military intervention to achieve limited political aims has ostensibly succeeded.