The international community has been saying that Russia stands in the way of the world uniting to stop the bloodshed in Syria. But on the Amanpour program Tuesday night, Dmitri Simes – a highly connected Russia expert – told Christiane Amanpour that while Putin might not like it, the Russian president would not resist an international intervention in Syria. But in actuality, is it the U.S. elections that are creating a risk-adverse environment preventing stronger efforts to stop Al-Assad's war on his own people? Nicholas Burns, a top U.S. official in both the Clinton and Bush administrations, maintains that the U.S. is indeed laying the roadblocks for peace and Russia is still standing in the way.
The latest edition full-length edition of Amanpour is online: Part 1: A troubled marriage Pakistan’s ambassador to the U.S., Sherry Rehman, talks about efforts to repair the troubled relationship between her country and the U.S. Part 2: Sticking with Assad Dmitri Simes, a think tank president with close ties to key Russian officials, gives Putin’s perspective on the conflict in Syria Part 3: Pakistan’s disowned laureate Pakistan’s only Nobel laureate, a physicist, helped lay the groundwork for the discovery of the Higg’s Boson. But his country has disowned him.
Pakistan's ambassador to the U.S., Sherry Rehman, talks about efforts to repair her country's relationship with the U.S.
Dmitri Simes, a think tank president, gives Putin's perspective on the conflict in Syria
Pakistan's only Nobel laureate, a physicist, helped lay the groundwork for the discovery of the Higg's Boson.