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On substance, Trump has always said he wants to get along with Putin. That’s reasonable, and actually easy. You just do what Putin wants. So the questions are: What might Putin offers as part of a “deal,” what might he ask for in exchange, and would Trump find that tempting enough to do anything. The obvious card Putin could play would be to offer something on the Islamic State and Syria. But what would he demand in return? Lifting Ukraine-related sanctions? Pulling troops out of the Baltic states — Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania? And would Trump take the bait? Neither leader has an incentive to make a major concession right now, so instead of a diplomatic breakthrough, expect an announcement for follow-up talks by specially designated presidential envoys.