Will the U.S.-Russia Deal Bring Syria Peace? Don’t Hold Your Breath

September 10, 2016 2:15 AM

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There’s little trust among the diplomats in Geneva, in fact, and far, far less among the fighters on the ground.

In the late summer of 2011, President Barack Obama declared the reign of Bashar al-Assad “illegitimate” and told him the time had come to “step aside.” In the early fall of 2015, U.S. officials laughingly dismissed Vladimir Putin’s unexpected direct military intervention into Syria as an accident wa...

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