The Syrian revolution against the regime has turned into a war against a foreign occupation, which pretends to defend Syrians by extending “a helping hand”. In reality, however, the hand is only extended to loot the Syrians’ money and increase their poverty.
Now, after being in power for over two decades the “Putin system” is showing signs of fatigue. Paradoxically, Vladimir Putin is more vulnerable now than ever to street pressure, after seeking total control over Russian political institutions.
The disputes between the Russians and the Turks over supplying water and electricity have escalated several times, and every time it has led to worsening the living conditions of those who are living without these two main services.
Many questions remain unanswered by the “Caesar Act”, the one supposedly directed against the Syrian regime. Among the most significant ones is: “Does the Caesar Act have the ability to disturb the Syrian Regime’s military machinery and its security grip, since it has been labelled the Civilians Protection Law?”
Will the dangerous military escalation in northern Syria undermine the Astana accords and the understanding between Russia and Turkey? Or, is the common interest between the two countries deeper than the local disagreement about where to draw the front lines in Idlib province of Syria?