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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
U.S.-Russian deal on Syria a win for Obama and Putin but a loss for Assad
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By Pat Cunningham
Sept. 15, 2013 3:05 p.m.



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Fred Kaplan NAILS IT:



It should be no surprise that U.S. and Russian diplomats struck a deal to get rid of Syria’s chemical weapons so quickly. Both nations had strong converging interests to do just that. Diplomacy becomes almost easy under those circumstances.

Russian leaders have always been keen to block the spread of weapons of mass destruction. During Soviet days, the Kremlin was far fiercer—and more effective—at keeping nukes out of the hands of the Warsaw Pact nations than the White House was at keeping them away from its NATO allies.

It’s not that Soviet premiers had a ...

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