With Syria, Vladimir Putin positions himself on global security stage (Los Angeles Times)

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  • September 25, 2015
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MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin is maneuvering for a comeback as a major player in global security with his brash military buildup in Syria and an ardent appeal for coordinated action with Western powers to defeat Islamist extremism. Putin’s Syria initiative, to be announced Monday in his first address to the United Nations General Assembly…