Before Russia intervened in the Syrian Civil War in 2015, the Soviet Union was involved in Syria. In the context of the Cold War, the USSR sent weapons, anti-air crews, and gave rhetorical support to the Syrian Arab Republic during its protracted conflict with American ally Israel. Comparing this relationship to Soviet-Egyptian diplomacy, this podcast details why the Soviet Union supported non-communist, anti-colonialist Syria. It also discusses Soviet naval maneuvers in the Mediterranean Sea and gives an overall analysis of Syria's strategic importance to the communist superpower in its Cold War struggle against the American-led capitalist world.
Music from https://filmmusic.io
"Deliberate Thought" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Footnote jingle: "DrivingRockBeat 131BPM" by pbdlugoss of Freesound.org