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Analysis: How Security and Diplomacy Intersect in Russia and Turkey's Idlib Deal

Oct 2, 2018 | 17:04 GMT
A boy watches a chess game outside a shop in northern Idlib province, the last rebel stronghold in Syria.
A boy watches a chess game outside a shop in northern Idlib province, the last rebel stronghold in Syria. Russia reached a deal with Turkey over Idlib in mid-September.
(OMAR HAJ KADOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

The agreement is fragile, but Moscow's focus on its diplomatic agenda -- and the increased presence Turkish troops in the buffer zone -- could lend the deal some staying power....

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