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What Breakdown of the U.S.-Russian Agreement on Syria Does Not Mean

Paul R. Pillar Syria Russia, Middle East Before additional sweeping conclusions, about the war in Syria and what to do about it, are drawn from the recent breakdown of the U.S.-Russian agreement on Syria, some observations are in order about what this episode does not indicate. Short-term responses are different from long-term interests. A school of thought in the United States that has been skeptical all along about U.
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