Experts weigh in on airstrikes against Syria

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2018-10-04

AmissileisseencrossingoverDamascus,SyriaApril14,2018.[Photo/Agencies]WhatconsequenceswilltheairstrikecastupontheMiddleEastWillitaffecttheUS-RussianrelationshipTwoexpertssharedtheirviewswithChinaDailysZhangZhouxiang:ZhaoGuangcheng,aresearcherattheInstituteofMiddleEasternStudies,NorthwesternUniversityTheairstrikeistheresultofescalatingconflictbetweentwomilitarypowers,,withUSagentslosinginthebattlefield,,theTrumpadministrationhopestomakeachievementsindiplomacysoastosupportTrumpsimageamongdomesticvotersasswhytheUShastakenratherstrongmeasuresinalmosteverythingrelatedwithRussia—fromthecaseofaformerRussianspybeingpoisonedtotheSyriancrisis,,bydoingso,,itwastheArabSpring,supportedbytheUS,,,itistooearlytopredictthetendenciesofthesituationsinSyria,,aresearcheronMiddleEasternstudiesattheChineseAcademyofSocialSciencesAsuccessfulbusinessman,,USinterestsintheMiddleEastlieinchaosinsteadoforder,becauseo,,,itoff,RussiasuccessfullyincreaseditsinfluenceinthswhytheTrumpadministrationdecidedtolaunchairstrikesonSyria—ithopesto"frighten",astheUSandEuropehavebeentryingto"contain"Russiawiththerecentdiplomaticcrisis,,thereislittlepossibilityofanymajorUS-Russiaconflict,either,becausethetwopowerscannotaffordtodosoinaglobalizedworld.。