TEHRAN (Basirat)- Because the US has taken a passive position on Syria, it always attempts to prevent Russia from achieving its goals in the Arab country either through a diplomatic deadlock or supporting terrorist groups pointlessly.
Because the US has taken a passive
position on Syria, it always attempts to prevent Russia from achieving
its goals in the Arab country either through a diplomatic deadlock or
supporting terrorist groups pointlessly. By Hassan Molaei
all the players involved in a crisis lack a strategic capability to end
a lengthy war, they should just remain hopeful that the opposite side
may accept defeat and grant them the glory of victory. Therefore, the
reason that the parties are not ready to admit the defeat of their
regional policies, after six years of war in Syria, is that financial
and human costs of the ongoing crisis for the warring factions have not
been that much significant.
The US, in cooperation with its
European allies, is trying hard to achieve its regional goals through
means of diplomatic pressure and instrumental use of the terrorist
groups operating in the Arab country.
The regional states, such
as Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar are not directly involved in the
Syrian crisis and, therefore, their military expenses and war
casualties cannot bring them to their knees. However, the only country
which is directly involved in the crisis is Russia, which is pursuing
its own interests in the region via providing aerial support for
Damascus and controlling its expenditures.
prolongation of the crisis could prove costly for Russia in the long
run, but because Russians, in their calculations and evaluations, know
that the US and NATO offensive approach for pressing Moscow cannot be
deterred, therefore they see their active presence in the Syrian crisis
as an opportunity to move the conflict from eastern Europe and the
Baltic region to the US play ground in the Middle East. This is similar
to what happened in Ukraine last year or other crises in the Baltic
region which were aimed at mounting geopolitical pressure on Russia. In
fact, Moscow is trying to reduce the US and NATO’s pressure on its
frontiers by taking the initiative and directing a forward defense
against potential threats.
Consequently, from Russia’s
perspective, Washington should either accept Moscow’s supremacy in
Syria, which is unlikely, or this ongoing crisis should be used as
leverage of pressure against the US. Actually, this is Russia’s
initiative which has thrown the US into a sort of confusion.
is why US Secretary of State John Kerry in the Swiss city of Lausanne
on Saturday evening announced equal participation of all parties
involved in the crisis as the only solution to the war, and one day
later on October 16 attended London talks on Syria with the
participation of Washington’s regional and European allies during which
he threatened Iran and Russia.
Because the US has taken a
passive position on Syria, it always attempts to prevent Russia from
achieving its goals in the Arab country either through a diplomatic
deadlock or supporting terrorist groups pointlessly. And Russia sees the
Syrian crisis as the right tool to take the initiative from the US in
the process of the ongoing conflict. Therefore, this conclusion can be
drawn that no deal is expected in the short run.