Podcast: Russia’s playbook on Syria in Ukraine

Air strikes, attacks on civilians, disruption of supply chains – Russia’s brutal war tactics in Ukraine are shocking, but also haunting. These are tactics the country has used before.

Six years before Russia launched its brutal attack on Ukraine, another horrific military operation in Syria began. Today we talk about what we can learn about Russia’s strategy in Ukraine from its involvement in Syria. Read the full transcript here.

hosting: Gustavo Arellano

Guests: Nabih Bulos, LA Times correspondent for the Middle East

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