Can Historic Adversaries Become Unlikely Allies?

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Refugees continue to stream out of Syria by the tens of thousands, creating an international crisis, but efforts to restore order are more confusing than ever. Despite the al-Assad regime's history of torture and murder in Syria — including the barrel-bombing of its own people -- the Obama Administration has limited involvement in that country's civil war to an air campaign and the training of a few so-called "moderate" rebels. Now Russia — which has supported Assad — is sending in military equipment and some troops. But the worst nightmare for either power is a failed state taken over by ISIS. Is there a possibility of finding common ground?