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Opportunity in a shared enemy
Opportunity in a shared enemy

The meeting of the Russian foreign minister and the U.S. secretary of state in Paris last month has led to a surprise thaw in relations: The two countries will share intelligence on ISIS and work together to combat terrorism in the region. The significance of this outcome cannot be overstated; it is the window that both countries have been waiting for. ISIS has given the United States and Russia a golden opportunity to recommence cooperation. In the name of sustainable international security and the future of the bilateral relationship, these two countries should not waste this opportunity. When the United States isolates Russia, and Russia isolates itself, they are severing ties on more...