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Prof. Kimberly Marten comments on Russia's support of Syria

In the International Business Times, political science professor Kimberly Marten is quoted in an article about Russia's support of Syria, which opposes a United Nations Security Council resolution. An excerpt:

"This shows that the veto still means something and gives Russia great power status, so don't ignore Russia and don't count them out," said Kimberly Marten, a professor of political science and Russian foreign policy expert at Barnard College, Columbia University. "This is a stand Russia is going to take to show the West that it still has power."

Read the full article here.

Prof. Marten specializes in international relations and international security. Her research focuses on warlords and militias and their relationship to sovereign states and state security institutions, in places ranging from Afghanistan and Iraq to the former Soviet Union.