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Europe Increasingly Accepting Assad in IS Fight

European politicians and delegations are appearing increasingly in Damascus, and recently a group of Belgian lawmakers met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Before the rise of the jihadist Islamic State, and as the revolution against Assad unfolded and was brutally suppressed by him, Western politicians gave the Syrian capital a wide berth and joined the chorus demanding the Syrian president step down. While no major Western leader has met recently with the Syrian president, some,...

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