The World This Week

Assad in Moscow: Escalation or prelude to a political deal? (part 1)

Bashar al-Assad made his first trip abroad since the start of the uprising in his country in 2011, this three weeks into Russia's bombing campaign in support of Damascus. Was he invited or summoned to Moscow? We also discuss the way the Syrian crisis is making itself felt in Europe in other ways - with the rise of populist parties.


Produced by Charles Wente and Emerald Maxwell

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