Russia Changes the Battleground, at Least for the Moment

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President Obama said yesterday the US has failed “to change the dynamic inside Syria.”  He’s all but conceded that Vladimir Putin has. Russian air strikes are helping two American enemies: Syrian President Assad, and, perhaps indirectly, the Islamic State. Meantime, ISIS is increasingly a threat to Turkey, America’s NATO Ally.  Although the US appears to be running out of options, is Putin creating his own quagmire? 

Credits

Guests:
Sam Dagher - Wall Street Journal - @samdagher, Will McCants - Brookings Institution - @will_mccants, Ivo Daalder - Chicago Council on Global Affairs - @ivohdaalder, Soner Cagaptay - Washington Institute - @sonercagaptay

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Jenny Hamel, Sarah Sweeney, Evan George