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Atlantic Council: Distract, Deceive, Destroy: Putin at War in Syria

April 5, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Distract, Deceive, Destroy: Putin at War in Syria​

A discussion with:
Eliot Higgins 
Senior Fellow New Information Frontiers
Atlantic Council,

John E. Herbst 
Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center
Atlantic Council

Faysal Itani
Resident Senior Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
Atlantic Council

Maks Czuperski
Special Assistant to the President & Strategic Communications Advisor, Europe
Atlantic Council

Julia Ioffe
Contributing Writer
New York Times Magazine

Opening by:
Damon Wilson
Executive Vice President
Atlantic Council

Please join the Atlantic Council for the release of Distract Deceive Destroy—Putin at War in Syria on Tuesday, April 05, 2016, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Atlantic Council (1030 15th St. NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC, 20005).

While President Putin announced the end of Russia’s military operations with much fanfare, the modest forces withdrawn thereafter suggest that by no means is Russia’s military role in Syria over.

Using digital forensic research and open source investigation methods, a new Atlantic Council report presents the reality of Russia’s Syrian campaign: Russia launched air strikes on hospitals, water treatment plants, and mosques. Russia used cluster bombs. Russia almost exclusively targeted non-ISIS targets—Truths that Russia will not admit, but truths that must be understood when negotiating with Russia as a potential partner.

On Twitter? Follow @Atlanticcouncil and use #PutinAtWar to join the conversation!

Atlantic Council
1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor (West Tower Elevator)
Washington, DC

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April 5, 2016
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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