What a Trump-Putin alliance means for Syrians
Throughout his election campaign, Donald Trump maintained that he wanted to improve US-Russian relations by building a closer relationship with Vladimir Putin.
We cannot predict Trump’s exact actions, or how close his cooperation with Putin will be. But we know such a relationship could have potentially catastrophic effects for the rest of the world – and in particular for Syria.
If Trump and Putin do reach an agreement, there are four possible scenarios that emerge: the US lets Russia have its way in Syria; the US and Russia combine their diplomatic or even military efforts to bring the war to a close; …read more