In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, a Syrian government soldier, right, and a policeman,wld wave their national flag, at a village in the northern countryside of Homs province, Syria, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Syrian government forces are in full control of the last rebel enclave in Syria's largest province after "overpowering terrorism" following the evacuation of thousands of armed men and civilians, an officer told state-run TV Tuesday. (SANA via AP)
Eagle meets Bear

The Trump-Putin Summit and the Syria Tug-of-War

Trump and Putin are likely to discuss the tricky situation in southern Syria when they meet; while the US president says he wants US forces back home, the CIA, Pentagon and Israel may be happier to see them stay so the war-torn state remains unstable