Syria conflict feeds on global cycle of mistrust: Adrian Gallagher in the Yorkshire Post

It is important to recognise that Syria cannot be analysed in isolation. For example, the crisis in Ukraine since 2013 has further exacerbated hostility between the US and Russia.

Dr Adrian Gallagher has written an article for the Yorkshire Post exploring the context around Russia’s recent veto of a United Nations Security Council Resolution. Gallagher explains that this was the fifth time Russia had used its power to veto within the context of the Syrian war in the last 5 years. What’s more, this particular occasion “came amidst warnings by the German foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, that US-Russian relations are now ‘more dangerous’ than during the Cold War.”

Gallagher goes on to discuss how “the three concepts of anarchy, the security dilemma, and co-operation help us make sense of the global power relations shaping the Syrian crisis. For which the West too bears responsibility.”

Read the full story on the Yorkshire Post website.