Don't anticipate a swift improvement in the largely dysfunctional U.S.-Russia relationship. For Putin, the dysfunction is useful for domestic politics.
Nobody should expect major changes to happen overnight.
There is no guarantee that America can “win” in Afghanistan, but it is quite clear that it can lose.
The move was consistent with Ankara’s outreach to Doha over the last decade.
Cultural change is afoot. Political change cannot be far behind.
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