Round 3, July 2017.                                                                                                     العربية

 

Russia

Amount of influence in the life of Syria

       Lowest rating: 2 of 5

       Highest rating: 5 of 5

       Average rating ( 13 assessments): 4.3 of 5

Commitment to inclusive nationalism for Syria

      Core : 0%

      Champion: 14%

      Conditional: 57%

      Neutral: 14%

      Opposed: 14%

 


Importance of Russia in the life of Syria

Round 3 statements (Nov. 2016 - July 2017):

          "It's backing the Assad regime with material support and strategic bombing of rebel forces. They have influence over Assad. They are on the UN Security Council and can block attempts to sanction Assad.” (239312)

          "Combatant on the ground. They are core support for the Assad regime. They contribute troops and intelligence.” (236592)

          "They decided to intervene in Syria. They support the Assad regime with bombs, etc. more than any other ally. It freezes any peace solution without them.” (231642)

          "They have played a huge role in keep in Assad in power and keeping the war going. They are politically influential, though not as much as they might like. They called the shots 6 months ago. Maybe not so much now.” (233121)

         " They have the upper power right now. They make decisions. They are leading in both political and military arenas. They are the most powerful military in Syria. They have shifted everything to the government's favor.” (235781)

        "Support Regime.” (236371)

       "They are an ally to Syria. They provide arms and strategizing, support on the ground and in the air.” (233531)

      "They are the most important influence in Syria now. They decide whether there is war or peace. If they decided it was Assad's last day it would be.” (230713)

     "Largest foreign presence in Syria. They have boots on the ground in 1 naval and 2 air bases.” (233911)

     "One of the most dominant players in the conflict. They are attracting as many groups as possible in order to hold a conference for resolution.” (233881)

    "They are occupying Syria. When we were children we watched Tom and Jerry. Now it's Larov and Kerry. They are only playing games.” (231211)

   "So long as they preserve their interests they don't care about inclusive nationalism.” (238631)

Round 2 statements (Nov. 2016 - July 2017):

   “Syria has always been a strategic partner with Russia. It provides Russia with access to the Mediterranean. [Russia] will want to keep the partnership. It is defending its national interest in Syria. It wants to keep Islamists out of power. They do not differentiate between moderate and extremists. They want to terminate all extremist movements.” (221641)

   “Wants to demonstrate Russian authority to shape the global governance process and global conflict resolution. It could be more important by demonstrating a willingness to participate in a negotiated settlement.” (226591)

   “Russia has had armed bases in Syria and are trying to protect that interest. They destroyed much of Syria. With all their weapons, and killed thousands. It's still going on. They are the closest ally to the regime and ISIL. They will disappear with the regime.” (220291)

   “Controls funding for Syrian government. Airstrikes change the map of control on the ground.” (221951)

Round 1 statements (Jan. 2016 - May 2016):

   “Air Force. 30K personnel. Vetos Security Council resolutions.” (215261)

   “They export arms to Syria, want control, a veto right. The same criminals are in both.” (215261)