Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Putin - Obama Summit -- A News Round-Up

Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg: Obama and Putin may seek compromise on Syria

In conflict resolution, the best path is usually the one that makes more sense, not the most emotionally attractive one. By that standard, Russian President Vladimir Putin got the better of U.S. President Barack Obama at the United Nations General Assembly yesterday. It also suggests there will probably be a compromise in Syria.

Obama and Putin made speeches to the Assembly on Monday, setting out their positions before sitting down for their first formal meeting in two years. Obama's 42-minute speech was heavy on emotion and rhetoric. Putin's 23-minute one was bleak and to the point.

WNU Editor: What to take out of this meeting .... they agreed to disagree. But the above analysis by Leonid Bershidsky is probably correct .... they are going to look for a compromise.

The Putin - Obama Summit -- A News Round-Up

Obama and Putin: Awkward moments, few breakthroughs -- AP
Obama, Putin Talks 'Surprisingly Open' After Frosty Beginning -- NBC
Putin: Meeting with President Obama 'very constructive and surprisingly open' -- UPI
After U.N. Speeches, Obama And Putin Discuss Syria In 'Business-Like' Meeting -- NPR
Obama and Putin Play Diplomatic Poker Over Syria -- NYT
Putin, Obama Meet On Syria, But Sharp Disagreements Remain -- NPR
‘Constructive & surprisingly frank’: Putin meets Obama on UNGA sidelines -- RT
Putin and Obama trade barbs at Syria-focused UN meeting -- Al Jazeera
Putin says he can work with Obama despite trading barbs on Syria and Isis -- The Guardian
Official: Obama, Putin Have 'Shared Desire' to Solve Syrian Crisis -- VOA
Russia, US agree on key principles of Syria crisis resolution — Kerry -- TASS
Stole Obama’s Thunder, Showed Who’s in Charge – West About Putin’s Speech -- Sputnik
Russian analysts cast Putin as rescuing Syria from Western bungling -- L.A. Times
Verbal duel: How Putin & Obama sparred at UN -- RT
Putin and Obama Have Profound Differences on Syria -- New York Times editorial
A chilling handshake between Obama and Putin, while Syria disintegrates -- Jonathan Jones, The Guardian

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