Dr. Kimberly Marten, SIWPS Member and Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, was interviewed by the International Business Times for an article on Russia’s support for the Syrian government. Russia’s veto of a UN Security Council resolution calling on the Assad regime to abdicate power, Marten argued, was motivated partly by a need to assert its “great power status,” and also by a concern over the sort of precedent such an act would set for the West’s dealings with Iran.

The article is available on the IBT’s website.