The United States is unable to overcome the popularity of the Islamic State. A September report from US Congress said that despite the air strikes, the number of ISIS militants has been growing steadily. Why is the US-led coalition ineffective?
Ivan Konovalov, director of the Center for Political Environment.
"The US allies have faced the dilemma since the very start: if ISIS is weaker, Assad is stronger. They have never had a clear strategy because of that. Secondly, the allies did not have ground support. The United States officially supports The Free Syrian Army, and the Saudis support "Al-Nusra - there is no single structure.
"Not all NATO members are involved in the operations in Syria. There's only the United States, the French and their Gulf allies - Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates. All the rest (the British, the Belgians and many other countries are in the Iraqi war zone."
The points of view of Biden and Putin do not coincide in the understanding that the relations should be built on a mutually beneficial basis and coincidence of interests