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MOSCOW -- As we know from similar conflicts, parties start to seriously think about negotiations when they realize that no military victory is available. By intervening in October, Moscow showed the opposition that it can't expect to win this war. By partially pulling out forces in March, Russia sends the same signal to the regime: it can't count on Russian military might to win complete military victory.
The first reason Putin intervened in Syria was simply to show that he could. He had two audiences for this: the Russian public and the West, particularly the United States.
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BEIRUT -- Putin's surprise drawdown announcement seems intended to test whether it's possible for America and Russia to trust one another and work together in Syria, and to find a path to an eventual solution for the war-torn country. A lot rides on this; it's not just about Syria. It will shape the global order, one way or another.