Conflict over military strategy in Syria continues, and the United States faces a tricky task in dealing with the various goals of Russian President Vladimir Putin, one vocal critic of the politician said Tuesday.
"I think the U.S. is playing checkers and Russia is playing chess here," said Bill Browder, CEO of Hermitage Capital. "Putin has a lot of different objectives as far as Syria, Ukraine and Russia itself are concerned."
On Monday, Putin accused Turkey of shooting down one of his warplanes last week in order to protect the transit of oil sold by the so-called Islamic State terror group through Turkey. In response, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he'd resign if there was any proof of his country's cooperation with ISIS, which operates in Syria and Iraq.