A Russian army pilot with a SU-25M jet fighter at Hmeimim airbase in Syria. Photo: AP

Western coalition risks going head to head with Russia in Syrian conflict

Sherif Elgebeily says that despite having a common enemy in Islamic State, Russia and the Western coalition are on opposing sides when it comes to the Assad regime

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A Russian army pilot with a SU-25M jet fighter at Hmeimim airbase in Syria. Photo: AP
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Sherif A. Elgebeily

Sherif A. Elgebeily

Dr Sherif A. Elgebeily (@selgebeily) is director of the Centre for the Study of International Peace and Security, and co-chair of the International Law and Policy in Africa Network (ILPAN). He is the author of The Rule of Law in the United Nations Security Council Decision-making Process.