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Obama, Russia and the Syrian conflict

President Obama and Vladimir Putin both addressed the UN General Assembly yesterday. Each spoke about the conflict in Syria and both leaders offered a vision for what a resolution might look like. Putin said it would be a mistake not to work with Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in the fight against extremism and the Islamic State. President Obama said “we must recognize that there cannot be, after so much bloodshed, so much carnage, a return to the prewar status quo." The two leaders met with one another afterwards to discuss how the two countries might work together to bring an end to the war. We’ll examine what US- Russian cooperation might look like with William Pomeranz, deputy director of the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center. (Photo: Flickr/Global Panorama)

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