Russia's Intervention in Syria: Lessons Learned

Jan. 13, 2017, 10:00-11:30am (registration requested)
1616 Rhode Island Ave. N.W., Washington, DC

Join the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) for a talk to examine and discuss Russia's involvement in the Syrian conflict and the lessons learned since Russia's military support for the Syrian government began in September 2015. 

In September 2015, Russia intervened militarily in Syria in support of the Syrian government. Over the next 15 months, Russia bolstered Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government in its efforts to retake large portions of the country and targeted Assad’s adversaries, often with considerable civilian cost. What has Russia learned from over a year of conflict? And what can we deduce from this conflict about Russian military capabilities and strategy? Ruslan Pukhov of the Center for the Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST) in Moscow will join us to break down the lessons learned.


Ruslan Pukhov, director of the Center for the Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST)

Michael Kofman, research scientist for CNA Corporation

Olga Oliker, senior adviser and director of the CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program

The event will also be webcast live.