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When Donald Trump met Vladimir Putin Friday in Hamburg, Germany, the two presidents should have had in the back of their minds the insignia worn by the Syrian Democratic Forces militia, which is America's main ally here. The patch shows a map of Syria bisected by the sharp blue line of the Euphrates River.The Euphrates marks the informal "deconfliction" line between the Russian-backed Syrian regime west of the river, and the U.S.-backed and Kurdish-led SDF to the east. What Trump and Putin should discuss at the G-20 summit is whether this recent agreement on this separation line is a model for wider U.S.-Russian cooperation in Syria.Russian-American cooperation on Syria faces a huge obstacle right now. There was daily phone consultation between colonels, supplemented by occasional contacts at the one-star level between the U.S. headquarters in Baghdad and Russian headquarters near Tartous, Syria.Cooperating with the Russians in Syria would be distasteful, given their past actions.
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