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Published on: October 9, 2015
A Different Rationale
What Does Putin Want in Syria?

It’s about coalitions and ideas. In the multi-polar world Putin sees emerging, Russia needs a stable of pliant allies, who rely on a robust set of norms legitimating autocratic rule.

Ulrich Speck is a Senior Fellow at the Transatlantic Academy in Washington.
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