Weekly Geopolitical Report – Putin and Syria (October 5, 2015)

by Bill O’Grady

Last month, Russia moved a significant amount of military hardware into areas of Syria controlled by the Assad regime.  The action caught the Obama administration by surprise and raises questions about what Russian President Putin is trying to accomplish.

In this report, we will examine Russia’s short-term geostrategic goals and the tactics Putin is using to achieve these aims.  As always, we will conclude with potential market ramifications.

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