Mr Assad’s days are likely numbered, and Syria’s next government may not be favorably disposed toward Moscow.
So where can Russia turn to maintain a Mediterranean base for its navy? How about Greece? Political officials in Germany and other core EU countries should take note.
The long-term effects of austerity on Greece’s economy, and the public resentment that comes with it toward Germany and European institutions, could change the terms of debate-both inside Greece and across Europe. That’s why the rest of Europe should take note. Greece has no parachute today. But over time, it might have more options than we think. Read more