Potential US Cooperation With Russia in Syria Prompts Bout of Media Amnesia

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No sooner did reports emerge that US Secretary of State John Kerry was heading to Moscow to propose new collaboration with Russia in Syria than the media suffered a collective bout of geopolitical amnesia. For months, Russian President Vladimir Putin had been publicly proposing an international coalition to fight the Islamic State in Syria, which would include close collaboration between Washington and Moscow. Each time, the call was rejected or fell on deaf ears.