Their upcoming meeting could dictate the fate of the war-ravaged country.
The Syrian strongman saw the red line on sarin as a green light to do everything else.
Bashar al-Assad seems to have gotten the message that he can do whatever he wants short of using sarin gas.
Why the U.S. can’t save Syria by talking to Russia
As long as Syrian civilians are on the bullseye, nothing will be accomplished at peace talks.
Protecting civilians from Assad is the first step toward the settlement David Ignatius deems essential.