US Campaign Against ISIS Plays Into Russia’s Strategy In Middle East and Ukraine

September 24, 2014

This week on The Interpreter podcast Boston College Professor Matt Sienkiewicz and The Interpreter’s managing editor James Miller discuss Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s recent visit to the United States, and how Ukraine will (or perhaps will not) be supported by the United States and Europe.

But the conversation quickly turns to ISIS and the US bombing campaign in Syria. How will this help or hurt Ukraine from receiving adequate support from the West. Perhaps more importantly, how does ISIS play right into the hands of Russia, what is the long-term impact of both the conflicts in the Middle East and in Ukraine, and how is Russia far more prepared for these tests than the United States, Europe, NATO, and even the UN?

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