Russian President Vladimir Putin grabbed America's attention with his New York Times op-ed arguing against military intervention in Syria, particularly with the final paragraph where he disputes American exceptionalism.
U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) and Danielle Pletka of the American Enterprise Institute join hosts Newt Gingrich and Van Jones in the Crossfire tonight to debate Putin's Syria plan and his take on the United States.
(CNN) -- If Vladimir Putin wanted to get America's attention, he's done a pretty good job.
The Russian president's opinion piece arguing against military intervention in Syria, published on The New York Times' website late Wednesday, set off a flurry of reactions -- some outraged, some impressed, and some just plain bemused.
Washington (CNN) -- An international crisis over Syria's chemical weapons entered a critical new phase Thursday as Secretary of State John Kerry launches talks with his Russian counterpart to seek a diplomatic solution instead of threatened military attack by the United States.
The planned two days of meetings in Geneva by full diplomatic teams including weapons experts were considered a litmus test by the Obama administration for whether Russia is serious in pushing its ally Syria to give up hundreds of tons of chemical arms.