The negotiated cease fire in Syria has the potential to bring a ground-breaking new partnership between the US and Russia in the fight against global terrorism. However and as you might expect, War Party opposition to this arrangement is stiff and threatens to derail its prospects.
There is opportunity here but history is replete with examples where The War Parties on both sides prevail against any effort that threatens to disrupt their hold on power. More recently, as the ongoing crisis in Ukraine will attest, even the slightest hints of cooperation and rapprochement have been met with stiff War Party opposition so optimism is not high that this current Syrian agreement will hold.
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