Pushing The Envelope: Russia Seeks Gold In Syria Quagmire

September 11, 2015 1:51 PM

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Pushing The Envelope: Russia Seeks Gold In Syria Quagmire

From overflight requests and grainy photos of fighter jets to social-media posts showing Russian marines in Syria, there are mounting signs that Moscow may be ramping up its military presence in the war-torn Middle East nation.

As Western governments struggle to grasp the extent of Russia's involvement in the Syrian civil war, a more pertinent question is sometimes obscured: What does Russia want?

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