Reuters – In his latest article, Gregory Feifer discusses the possibility of persuading Vladimir Putin to cooperate in Syria, motivated by the common goal of combating Islamic State.  Feifer writes, “Although Western governments are right to pursue any avenue that encourages genuine cooperation, they should be very, very wary of compounding the current crisis in Syria by repeating the mistake of trusting a Kremlin with vastly different goals.”  He points to the Kremlin’s response to the recent doping scandal that has resulted in Russia’s suspension from international athletics as a prime example of Putin’s tactics – a combination of compromise and grandstanding – anything to preserve and increase his own power. For more of Feifer’s insights, read the article at Reuters.