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Advantage, Putin

Trump’s decision to step out of the way of a Turkish offensive leaves the region to Moscow

The day after he decided to shift U.S. troops out of the path of the Turkish military incursion in Syria, President Donald Trump took to his usual platform to defend his actions. “The two most unhappy countries at this move are Russia & China,” he said as part of a pair of tweets, “because they love seeing us bogged down, watching over a quagmire, & spending big dollars to do so.”

Some Russian and U.S. analysts and officials, however, see Moscow as likely to be a major beneficiary of

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