Articles >Author>Jiri Valenta

  • March 01, 2016|Jiri Valenta and Leni Friedman ValentaMiddle East Quarterly

    Why Putin Wants Syria

    Russia's military intervention in Syria that began on September 30, 2015, is its first major intrusion into the Levant since June 1772 when "Russian forces bombarded, stormed, and captured Beirut, a fortress on the coast of Ottoman Syria."[1...