The Political Junkie offers an outside-looking- in view of the US. Each day, we will highlight news and opinion pieces from around the world that are focused on US politics and policy. Agree or disagree with the opinions you will read but take a few minutes to see yourselves as others see you.
There is no end
in sight to the murdering in Syria and the world can do nothing but
watch. The US has lost the authority to restore peace after the turmoil
of Iraq. Russia alone has the power to topple the regime and avert a
civil war, but is refusing to do so because it wants to protect its
interests in the region. The West must persuade Vladimir Putin to change