Understanding the Syrian Ceasefire

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The Cipher Brief spoke with Mark Kelton, former Deputy Director of the National Clandestine Service for Counterintelligence at the CIA, about the possible ceasefire deal in Syria. According to Kelton, Russia ended up with the “better of the deal” and Moscow will continue to conduct military operations in Syria until the ceasefire commences in order to achieve “the best possible terms for itself and its Syrian client.

The Cipher Brief: While many experts remain skeptical of a ceasefire in Syria holding, does the fact that an agreement was reached say anything about how the dynamics of the conflict have changed?

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