Is Syria The Latest U.S.-Russia Proxy War?

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The U.S. and Russia have a turbulent history and many believe their involvement in Syria is the start of a new conflict. So, is Syria now a proxy war?

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U.S. Weaponry Is Turning Syria Into Proxy War With Russia
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/13/world/middleeast/syria-russia-airstrikes.html
“Insurgent commanders say that since Russia began air attacks in support of the Syrian government, they are receiving for the first time bountiful supplies of powerful American-made antitank missiles.”

We Ask Experts: Has The Situation In Syria Become A Proxy War?
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/10/16/449181764/we-ask-experts-has-the-situation-in-syria-become-a-proxy-war
“During a recent news conference, President Obama said he would not allow the current conflict in Syria to devolve into a proxy war between the United States and Russia.”

Press Conference by the President
https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/10/02/press-conference-president
“But we’re not going to make Syria into a proxy war between the United States and Russia. That would be bad strategy on our part. This is a battle between Russia, Iran, and Assad against the overwhelming majority of the Syrian people.”

End of the USSR: visualising how the former Soviet countries are doing, 20 years on
http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2011/aug/17/ussr-soviet-countries-data
“It was in many senses a traumatic break-up. Like a marriage, there was so much that was jointly owned that it was hard to make a clean break.”

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