How Putin's Strategic Withdrawl From Syria Strong-Arms Assad Into Making A Deal

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With Russia’s rapid exit from the Syria’s civil war, Syrian dictator Bashar Al Assad and his war-weary military will be left largely on their own if the current ceasefire fails. This was a failing position that served him and his forces very poorly before Russia stepped into the fight. Now with peace talks on the horizon, Assad is more leveraged to make a deal with rebels and other stakeholders than ever before.