Earlier today, President Donald Trump stated that Russian President Vladimir Putin must take credit for a portion of the current crisis in Syria and must therefore be blamed for not participating in the efforts toward bringing peace to the country. He said, “I really think there’s going to be a lot of pressure on Russia to make sure that peace happens, because frankly, if Russia didn’t go in and back this animal, we wouldn’t have a problem right now,” the “animal” referring to the Assad regime.

Secretary of State Tillerson was in Russia meeting with Putin and other Russian leaders and expressed similar sentiments  Mr. Trump, however, has been continually declining opportunities to discuss his strategies regarding Northern Asia and the Middle East. Of course, security is always a concern; however, the media and his allies have been left clueless as to what exactly Trump intends to do if the international cooperation he is expecting does not pull through.

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