Professor Tsygankov Discusses Russian Foreign Policy

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
RUSSIA BEYOND THE HEADLINES -- One particularly negative scenario envisages the continuation of Russia’s internal stagnation, growing problems in Ukraine, and the increased radicalization of Central Asia following Middle Eastern destabilization. “For the U.S.-Russia proxy war in Syria to be averted and greater progress on the broad coalition to take place, a critical intervention from the White House is required not only to compromise with the Kremlin on Assad, but also to discipline Turkey and Saudi Arabia,” said Andrei Tsygankov, a professor of International Relations and Political Science at San Francisco State University. “The potential for that intervention is nowhere to be found.”