Leonid Bershidsky
Leonid Bershidsky

Bloomberg View columnist. He is a Berlin-based writer, author of three novels and two nonfiction books.

The Best Bet for Syria: Freeze the Conflict

Something appears to be shifting in the interaction between major powers in the Syrian conflict. Tuesday's phone call between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, as well as Putin's remarks after a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, show that a partition of Syria into spheres of influence may be in the cards.

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