- Steven L. Hall: US and West should threaten more sanctions to secure Putin's cooperation
- A policy of "strategic patience" has left Russia to play a role in resolving Syria catastrophe
Steven L. Hall retired from the Central Intelligence Agency in 2015 after 30 years of running and managing intelligence operations in Eurasia and Latin America. He finished his career as a member of the Senior Intelligence Service, the small cadre of officers who are the senior leaders of the CIA's Clandestine Service. The views expressed in this commentary are his own.
(CNN)Reasoning with Vladimir Putin will not make him support Bashar al-Assad's departure. The specter of additional economic sanctions against Russia just might.