The United States and Russia are today engaged in a proxy war on two fronts: Ukraine and Syria. On October 1, Nation contributing editor Stephen F. Cohen appeared on The Thom Hartman Program to discuss the obstacles preventing a potential coalition between the US and Russia to fight ISIS. He argues that despite the entrenched opposition in both Washington and Moscow and the fragility of the crisis in Ukraine, it is necessary that the two countries rise above internal politics and form a coordinated coalition in Syria.