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Tango and a Bloodbath: US-Russia attempts to recover from the deadlock

In a major development, Vladimir Putin met US Secretary of State John Kerry. The event was both surprising and extraordinary, as the Russian-US stalemate continues in Syria. Lasting till the very wee hours of the Friday morning, the meeting was finally concluded by a brief press conference by Putin, which was followed by the conference of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Kerry themselves. According to foreign policy analysts, the body language of Putin revealed that both US and Syria were thinking about forging a joint military alliance in Syria.

The three statesmen, be it Putin, Lavrov or Kerry did not show any after effects of the recently held NATO meeting in which there was a strong and ferocious determination by the Western Alliance to deter Russia???s military operations in Syria and Eurasia. In a telephonic conversation with Lavrov, Kerry had disclosed that the US is going to meet a few leaders from the European Alliance and tell them about the various concrete steps that both Russia and US are going to take in Syria. The aim is to fight against the forces of Al Nusra, ISIS and Al Qaeda in Syria along with strengthening the hand of the rebel groups. It seems very likely that both US and Russia have a very clear cut idea about the direction they are moving in.

The sudden intrusion of Kerry, a seasoned diplomat with 30 years of experience in this entire Syrian mayhem sounds well calculated. What is difficult to understand, certainly, is why the US is suddenly giving so much leverage to Russia, especially when it comes to the deadlock in Syria? Both US and Russia have had their own geo-political ups and downs in Syria a



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