Americans and Russians Agree on Priorities for Syria, Differ on Urgency of North Korea

In a holiday greeting to US President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin urged “pragmatic cooperation” between the United States and Russia to address global challenges and threats. This message builds upon previous Trump-Putin phone conversations regarding the situation in Syria and threats from North Korea. Survey results show that the Russian public places ending the conflict in Syria and reducing nuclear weapons worldwide at the top of the bilateral agenda. The American public emphasizes potential joint efforts to pressure North Korea, perhaps a reflection of recently heightened American concern over Pyongyang’s actions. CONT.

Chicago Council on Global Affairs & Levada Center