Why the US-Russia conflict over Syria is not just about the war in Iraq – but the world war in 2017
An American-Russian military alliance is being tested by a crisis in Syria.
As tensions grow between Washington and Moscow over the fate of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Russia is trying to test its ability to act as a counterweight to the United States in the Middle East.
But with both sides in the conflict fighting on a similar terrain, it raises a question: what will it take to stop a war that is threatening to turn into a regional conflagration?
Written by Al Jazeera’s Andrew Salloum