Kimberly Marten Analyzes US-Russian Encounter in Syria for "War on the Rocks"

Thursday, July 5, 2018
In a piece titled "The Puzzle of Russian Behavior in Deir Al-Zour," published in "War on the Rocks," Kimberly Marten (Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, Barnard) analyzes the dangerous encounter in eastern Syria in February 2018 between U.S. forces and the Russian semi-private military company called Wagner. Marten argues that domestic political infighting in Russia may be the clue—and that it might happen again.