Tag: Bashar al-Assad not stepping down

The Briefing: Moscow’s Disobedient Client

January 25, 2016

The Briefing is a weekly feature from RFE/RL’s Brian Whitmore. It appears that Russia can’t deliver the one and only thing the West wants from it in Syria — the orderly exit of Bashar al-Assad. According to a report in the Financial Times, late last year Putin dispatched General Igor Sergun, head of Russia’s military […]