How Putin Is Helping...
Will pass on information on the Osama bin Laden network, and may press allies such as Iran and Syria to do the same
Giving green light for use of bases in Central Asia and agreeing to send troops for rescue operations in combat zone
Will continue providing weapons and financial aid to Taliban opponents
...What He Wants in Return
Wants U.S. to acknowledge Russia's military campaign against Chechen rebels as legitimate fight against terrorists
Wants security guarantees for NATO operations near Russia's borders and greater voice in decisions
Hopes for U.S. backing for fast entry into World Trade Organization