The interview came as Friday marked the first anniversary of the beginning of Russia's anti-terrorist air campaign in Syria, which was launched at the behest of the Syrian government.
"It [the air campaign] poured cold water on some people's aspirations for more vigorous US military intervention in Syria. Also, it paved more ground for a diplomatic solution to the Syrian problem," he said.
As far as Russia's air campaign is concerned, it gave Russia the ability to take a role in solving the region’s problems, according to Naiman.
"If you look over the course of the past year, there had been a much more realistic conversation than the current one, with the US talking to Russia, and with the US talking to Iran for the first time about something that created more space for realistic diplomacy," he said.
Naiman also pointed to a shift in Washington's relations with its regional partners, including Turkey and Saudi Arabia, due to Russia's Air campaign.
"As for the US's ties with its regional allies, the things are much mixed now than they were when this Western military intervention in Syria started," he pointed out.
Moscow launched its first airstrikes against terrorist positions in Syria at the behest of President Bashar Assad on September 30, 2015.
The bombardments were conducted in close cooperation with the Syrian government’s fight against Islamic extremists, and made use of intelligence data collected from a coordination center in Baghdad.
However, some of the air units remained in the country to provide aerial support for ground operations launched by the Syrian Army.
In total, in the past twelve months the Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed thousands of terrorist positions in Syria, including command and control centers, arms depots, oil refineries and others.
The aerial campaign also made it possible to free key areas in Latakia, Idlib and Aleppo provinces, including Syria’s famous ancient city of Palmyra.