The Syrian map and Russia’s role in it

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 5:30pm


The situation in Syria is constantly shifting. On Wednesday, Donald Trump declared the Syria ceasefire permanent and lifted all sanctions on Turkey. On Tuesday, Russia and Turkey agreed to a deal to push Kurdish forces out of Syria. US forces, meanwhile, are streaming into Iraq. With all this news, The World’s host Marco Werman takes a minute to go over the map of the region and give an overview of what's going on. Then, he focuses in on one player in the region — Russia. He also interviews Olga Ivshina with the BBC's Russian Service, about Russia's involvement in Syria and the long-term plan in the Middle East.