For Saudis, Any Countermove Against Putin in Syria Carries Risks

October 21, 2015 8:23 PM

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For Saudis, Any Countermove Against Putin in Syria Carries Risks

Russia’s entry into the Syrian civil war has tilted the balance in favor of the government side, and there’s no risk-free way for Saudi Arabia -- a key backer of the rebels -- to tilt it back.

Powerful Saudi clerics are calling for a response to the Russian move, even though the kingdom is already bogged down in another war in Yemen. Analysts say the Saudi government will probably speed up the flow of cash and weapons to its allies in the opposition fighting to topple President Bashar al-...

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