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A Grand Bargain on Syria

Jul 1, 2016 | 02:16 GMT
A Grand Bargain on Syria?
Moscow and Washington may have reached a deal to cooperate more closely, to the detriment of rebel groups.
(LEONHARD FOEGER/AFP/Getty Images)

The U.S. government appears to have struck a new and groundbreaking agreement on closer cooperation with Russia in Syria. The deal, reported by the Washington Post on Thursday, was allegedly made June 27 amid other major U.S. diplomatic efforts to contain the intensifying crisis in Syria after peace talks failed. Some sources even indicated that Washington facilitated the recent moves to normalize ties between Russia and Turkey, a fraught relationship that has been a source of instability for over a year....

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