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Putin makes Assad an offer he can't refuse

The embattled Syrian leader, Bashar al-Assad, appeared in Moscow on Tuesday night, for his first trip outside of his country since the uprising against him began in 2011. It’s a sign of his dependence on Russian military assistance. And it seems Vladimir Putin summoned Assad to get a sense of how flexible he is on his role in any political settlement or transition in Syria. More Info: http://www.pri.org/stories/2015-10-21/putin-makes-assad-offer-he-cant-refuse #FullNewsAudioAvailable #NPR

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