Former ICWA Fellow and Syria expert Andrew Tabler was recently quoted in the Washington Post article, “There’s plenty of Trump-Russia collusion — in Syria.”

Here is Tabler’s excerpt: ““I think the Russians know they ultimately cannot shoot their way out of Syria completely,” said Andrew Tabler, a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, to Bloomberg View. “They want a deal, but the deal they want isn’t just about Syria. For them, it’s related to U.S. sanctions and their annexation of Crimea specifically.”

Of the Russians, Tabler added: “They like to horse trade, and we do not.” But there is now a supposed wheeler-dealer in the White House, and he may soon have no choice but to strike a bargain far better for Moscow than for Washington.”

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