US and Russia divided over Syria
USA Today features a special report from journalist Jennifer Collins on the US and Russia and their "different perspectives" on Syria. EFD Fellow Anna Borshchevskaya is quoted on Russia's position towards Syria:
"Russia has too much vested in the current Syrian regime to let it go. Moscow still views Assad as perhaps its closest Arab ally in the Middle East, with deep cultural, historical, and business connections between the two."
You can read the article here.