Getting the US and Russia to work together in Syria was always going to be difficult. Now it looks as though a diplomatic solution was from the start a mirage at best and a trick at worst.
Almost every day brings news of the further breakdown in US-Russia relations. As the death toll from Russian-Syrian aerial bombardment of Aleppo climbs, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that Moscow should be investigated for war crimes.
This would almost certainly be a mistake.
Certainly, the speed and apparent lack of regret with which the Kremlin has walked away from diplomacy …read more