Haftar seems to be on his way out, while Turkey risks creating a new Afghanistan on Europe’s southern flank.
Trump, Bolsonaro and Putin have taken a cynical political gamble with the lives of citizens.
Western countries, which call themselves “democracies”, have imposed various kinds of sanctions on almost a third of the global population and do not intend to reduce them amid the fight against the coronavirus.
Too close a relationship with Putin might mean accepting Assad as the leader of Syria indefinitely.
The U.S. opposes the recent agreement about Syria and has criticized the Turkish position.
[M]oscow has now been formally accused of helping both Trump and Sanders ... it doesn’t matter who wins the presidential election, it’s all the same.
The fate of the treaty now depends on the political will of the United States establishment.
The Merkel-Putin summit in Moscow might signal that the EU’s policy toward Russia is changing and Brussels may ease sanctions against Moscow, paving the way for reconciliation between Europe and Russia.
Putin has said that Russia had to develop the Avangard and other weapons systems because of US efforts to develop a missile defense system that he claimed could erode Russia’s nuclear deterrent.