Trump offered Putin the Middle East - and the Russian jumped at ...

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Trump offered Putin the Middle East - and the Russian jumped at it

With America backing out of ‘stupid wars’, Russia is now the go-to power for the Arab world

Con Coughlin

The one world figure who has emerged as the undisputed beneficiary of Donald Trump’s decision to disengage from the Syrian conflict is his Russian opposite number, Vladimir Putin.

The precise nature of the relationship between the American and Russian leaders remains one of the great unknowns of the Trump administration, especially concerning the issue of what role, if any, the Kremlin played in helping Trump secure his election.

And if Trump was minded to give Putin an early Christmas present, it is difficult to imagine a more bountiful gesture than gifting the Russian leader the entire Middle East on a plate...

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