Op-Ed: Russia is a broker, not a peacemaker between Israel and Syria

By Chris Phillips, 2 March 2021

A series of Russian-mediated deals between Syria and Israel have recently caught the attention of analysts.

In December, Israeli and Syrian security chiefs reportedly met at Russia’s Syrian Khmeimim airbase, while Russian forces this month excavated a Palestinian cemetery in Damascus with the aim of recovering and repatriating the remains of several Israelis.

What is the role of Russia in these proceedings?

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