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The Briefing: Terror And Rapprochement

Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) meets with U.S. President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the G20 summit.

Will the terrorist attacks in Paris lead to a rapprochement between Moscow and the West? Will they result in a common policy in Syria?

On this week's Power Vertical Briefing I discuss this issue with RFE/RL senior editor Steve Gutterman.


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EDITOR'S NOTE: The Power Vertical Briefing is a short look ahead to the stories expected to make news in Russia in the coming week. It is hosted by Brian Whitmore, author of The Power Vertical blog, and appears every Monday.

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The Power Vertical is a blog written especially for Russia wonks and obsessive Kremlin watchers by Brian Whitmore. It offers Brian's personal take on emerging and developing trends in Russian politics, shining a spotlight on the high-stakes power struggles, machinations, and clashing interests that shape Kremlin policy today. Check out The Power Vertical Facebook page or