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In Syria, a Crisis of Cooperation

Jun 8, 2016 | 01:27 GMT
In Syria, a Crisis of Cooperation
The United States is not particularly interested in having Russia or Turkey join its offensive to retake Raqqa, the Islamic State stronghold. That kind of cooperation would, of course, come with strings attached.
(Reuters)

In conflict zones that draw the interest of the United States and its partners, Washington is often in the unenviable position of having to twist arms to achieve even the semblance of a coalition. So when two highly capable countries are aggressively trying to join a U.S.-led military campaign, the...

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