Russia-Iran tensions over control of Syria

When Syrian President Bashar Assad was in real danger of being ousted in Syria’s Civil War, in the first half of the last decade, both Iran and then Russia came to his rescue. He certainly owes them as well as Lebanon’s Iranian-proxy Hezbollah, gratitude for his survival. But international politics is an unsentimental business and now Russia and Iran are each pursuing its own interests in Syria, leading to tensions between Moscow and Tehran over their respective agendas in Damascus.

Guests Prof. Zeev Khanin, Expert on Russian and Middle Eastern Studies, Bar Ilan and Ariel Universities, Dr. Nir Boms, Research fellow, Moshe Dayan center at Tel Aviv University, and Amir Oren , TV7 Analysts and Host of Watchmen Talk.

Jerusalem Studio

The program offers the viewer deeper understanding about current events in Israel. The topics vary from domestic and foreign policy to social changes, archaelogy and religion.

The program is hosted by TV7 Israel News anchor Jonathan Hessen.

  • First broadcast: May 4, 2021, TV7 World
  • Episode number: 603
  • Duration: 30 min
  • Spoken languages:
  • English
  • Subtitles:
  • Finnish, Swedish