Putin is ex KGB once KGB always KGB. Putin is playing 3D Chess and Trump is eating the checkers. Putin is acting in the open with Syria and the Ukraine but what are is his goals and what plans for nuclear and other weapons development? That oil pipeline in the middle east to Europe that were really fighting for control over. FYI Peace in the Middle East could be as cheap as providing Renewable Energy to Europe. Then of course providing Renewable Energy to the Middle East in hopes of no hard feelings for having these conflicts of Global Supremacy on their lands spilling their blood. Maybe even give them clean drinking water to dilute the blood fued.