US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, became the first high-ranking official from the Trump administration to travel to Moscow. He said Syria's future does not include Assad and talked about as Russia's role in this conflict.
Washington has cut funding pledged for stabilization projects in Syria. The Trump administration said increased contributions from coalition partners made the US payment unnecessary.
Vladimir Putin is coming to Germany on Saturday to discuss Syria, Ukraine and the Nord Stream 2 pipeline with Angela Merkel. But what can the two long-serving leaders hope to say that they haven't said before?
The Russian president plans to bring along a group of Cossack singers to the big event. But the fact he was even invited has left many scratching their heads.
The German chancellor's return to work has come with a number of foreign policy challenges. Migration has dominated her agenda of late, while disagreements over Ukraine and Syria continue to fuel tension with Russia.
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