The Kremlin will give up Assad

Even Russia sees no other way out of the Syrian crisis, but Assad’s departure will mean the end of a 40-year-long special relationship.

There will be no Western military intervention or forced change of regime in Syria; however, the West also seems to have succeeded – Bashar Assad’s fate will soon become a bargaining chip in negotiating future settlements.

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