Growing demand for Russian arms in the Middle East: The Syria Effect?

Russia’s military intervention in Syria, launched in September 2015, is a game-changer on several levels. One interesting facet of this engagement is the impact it had on promoting Russian-made arms. Even though this link has been publicly acknowledged by Russian officials, the actual correlation between deployment of weapons and consequent increase in sales has not yet been established, essentially because more time is needed for a proper analysis.