Moscow’s Syria Campaign: Russian Lessons for the Art of Strategy Russie.Nei.Visions, No. 109, Ifri, July 2018
This monograph argues that the Syrian experience may leave a major imprint on Russian strategic thought and operational art.
It explores Moscow’s Syrian campaign and seeks to answer the following questions: How did the Russian art of strategy manifest itself? How did Moscow design the campaign and then estimate its operational performance, judged against its own ends? Which lessons has the Russian strategic community learned? How might these insights project on Moscow’s future strategic behavior? Which strategic trends are more likely than others?
Dmitry (Dima) Adamsky is a Professor at the School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at the IDC Herzliya.