Russia and U.S. Trying to Move Beyond Differences to Reach Solution on Syria

It's impossible to tell if Moscow and Washington agree on how the crisis should end, and whether they agree on Syria’s intentions, or possible courses of action; but neither side can allow the future map of Syria to be drawn by militias and gangs that could easily spread the crisis into Lebanon and Iraq.

“Syrians, beware of ending your revolution in the conference room,” warned Moaz al-Khatib, who recently stepped down from his position as the...