In this Sunday, April 17, 2016 photo, fridge magnets with pictures of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Syrian President Bashar Assad, Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah and the Russian, Syrian and Hezbollah national flags are displayed in a souvenirs shop outside the historic 7th century Umayyad Mosque, in Damascus, Syria. (AP/Hassan Ammar)
Geopolitics

As the Syrian War ends, Will the Russia, Iran and Syria Alliance Hold?

While Russia’s objectives in Syria may at times be conflated with those of Iran’s and Syria’s, that may not always be the case.