Syria and the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Greater Syria (ISIS) are going to be added to the long list of missed opportunities for U.S.-Russia bilateral cooperation, Robert Legvold, professor emeritus of Columbia University, told Russia Direct in an interview.

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The Syrian crisis is a good illustration of a new U.S.-Russia Cold War, according to Columbia University's Robert Legvold. He argues that in the absence of progress toward a political settlement of the Syrian civil war, both Moscow and Washington will find it very difficult to find a way to cooperate in the war against Islamic State of Iraq and the Greater Syria (ISIS).

Read the full version of the interview here