With the war winding down, Putin's partners in Syria have fewer shared interests.
What's on the table for the meeting between Trump and Putin?
How long can Russia and Turkey's rapprochement last?
Carol Saivetz of MIT argues that Putin's talk of success in Syria masks the remaining dangers of Russia's ongoing intervention.
Carol Saivetz explains Russia's recent decision to intervene in the Syrian civil war.
Editor's Note: Russian support for separatists in eastern Ukraine and the civil war that has ensued have raised fears of a new Cold War. Indeed, many senior American and European officials have called for arming Kyiv against the Russian threat. Carol Saivetz of MIT explains why Russia is fomenting strife in Ukraine and calls for more support to bolster Ukraine’s fledgling democracy.
Editor’s Note: Pundits in the United States and Europe worry that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine heralds the rebirth of an aggressive and dangerous adversary. Yet while Russia’s so-far successful military campaign in Ukraine and annexation of Crimea appear to be major advances for Moscow, the regime of President Vladimir Putin is also paying a heavy price. Carol R.