Mr. Putin’s solution プーチン氏のシリア問題の解決法
Mr. Putin’s solution
Nobody, not even his missus, will mistake Vladimir Putin for a humanitarian. He doesn’t want the not-so-huddled masses from Syria, and his deployment of the Russian army to Damascus is hardly out of concern for the human suffering from a brutal four-year civil war. But he may in the long run be seen as the man who ended the mass migration of shell-shocked Syrians. While President Obama has joined other European leaders to wring his hands and view with alarm, Mr. Putin’s reinforcement of Syrian President Bashar Assad could be the difference-maker, ending the strife and enabling desperate Syrians to stay put.