Russia’s Military Intervention in Syria: A Panel Discussion (November 30, 2015)

What are the implications of Russia’s military intervention in Syria for the future of the Assad regime, the battle against ISIS, and US-Russian relations? Does Russia’s direct military involvement in the Syrian conflict create an opening for greater cooperation between Moscow and Washington on security issues, or will it worsen an already very tense relationship? What are Putin’s tactical and strategic goals in Syria, and what are Washington’s choices in responding to it? Mark Galeotti, Clinical Professor of Global Affairs, New York University; Edward W. Walker, Associate Adjunct Professor of Political Science; Executive Director, Berkeley Program in Eurasian and East European Studies, UC Berkeley; Fred H. Lawson, Professor and Department Head of Government, Mills College