The two countries however, she suggests, “need a rhetorical cover to mask” their decision.
“There is a glaring disconnect between the loud condemnation of Russia in, say, Washington and London, and the talks that are being discreetly conducted at the highest level – and that result, every now and again, in public agreements,” the author says.
“You will also hear highly placed US officials increasingly admitting that the administration’s insistence on removing Assad was a huge mistake,” she further suggests.
Dejevsky came up with one more conclusion.
“For all the talk about a new cold war, the bipolar world is over – even the US and Russia together probably cannot impose their will. The latest agreement, though, could be enough to allow a first coordinated relief effort. It should not be written off before it has even had a chance to begin.”