For Putin, Syria weapons deal would be masterstroke

Corgan_Michael_2USA Today
Michael Corgan, College of Arts & Sciences

It looks, at least for the moment, like Russian President Vladimir Putin had something useful to contribute to dealing with the Syrian crisis after all…

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“If it comes to pass, he then becomes a necessary player in Middle East politics – which is something he wants, to enhance Russia’s place in determining world affairs. If it doesn’t happen, then Putin looks like the one who tried to do things peacefully. This is a win-win for him.”

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