After the first day of the G-8 summit meeting in Northern Ireland, topics like tax evasion, transparency and a U.S.-European Union bilateral trade agreement seemed largely overshadowed by talks of the Syrian conflict. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s dismissal of President Obama’s call to support Syrian rebels has created a rift between Russia and the seven other members of the summit.

Fiona Hill, director of the Center on the United States and Europe, senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution and author of "Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin"
John Aglionby, reporter for The Financial Times Limited

  • Chris OConnell

    I suspect Snowden dominated the talks more than Syria.

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