This is getting serious now, as the United States and Russia negotiate in Geneva on disposing of Syria’s chemical weapons, and generally responsible media report that U.S. President Barack Obama has exchanged letters with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
The negotiations in Geneva between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will impact on three separate but overlapping issues: chemical weapons and other aspects of President Bashar Assad’s regime powers, the regional face-off between the Iran-Syria-Hezbollah axis and the Saudi-led forces who oppose it, and the global balance of power between the United States and Russia.
Syria’s condition and its chemical weapons are the particular technical issues that have brought the Americans and Russians face-to-face in Geneva to thrash out a solution; but the bigger issue being negotiated is how the U.S. and Russia will work together in the UN Security Council to manage this crisis and others that may emerge around the world.
This would happen because Russia and the U.S. would have restored a working relationship on how to manage their proxy wars around the world.
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