Middle East

Syrian Truce Is Dead, and Russia's in Charge

Putin will ensure no cease-fire can work until Aleppo has been retaken.

Cease-fire? Nyet.

Photographer: PAUL GYPTEAU/AFP/Getty Images

Syria's cease-fire deal was born in Munich, in the early hours of Friday morning -- and pronounced dead in the same town within a day, a development that exposed just how little influence the U.S. now has over the conflict.

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