Next Steps for Syria, Russia and the US

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US–Russian diplomacy has ended America's threat of force against Syria, at least for the moment. But it requires Syria's Bashar al-Assad to declare and destroy his chemical weapons faster than that's ever been done before. If he refuses, what are America's options? Is Syria any closer to ending its increasingly brutal civil war? Also, rescues continue in Colorado's thousand-year flood. On Today's Talking Point, AMC's Breaking Bad has just two episodes left after five seasons of playing to a large and loyal audience. Is there any satisfying way to construct the last chapter? 

Banner image: US Secretary of State John Kerry walks next to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (R) before delivering opening remarks to the media prior to their meeting to discuss the ongoing crisis in Syria, in Geneva September 12, 2013. Photo: Larry Downing/Reuters