“There is always hope,” Russian President Vladimir Putin told filmmaker Oliver Stone toward the end of the third episode of “The Putin Interviews.”

And what was he referencing, you may ask? The conversations between the two men covered everything from Russia’s relationship with Syria to the possibility of another Cold War. After an hour of talk about a bleak future in regard to foreign policy, the Russian president wanted to end things on a bit of a high note. Despite conflicts in the Middle East and those who believe Russia is a potentially violent enemy to America, the man’s clearest message in Stone’s miniseries has been his desire to make America and other countries more peaceful and fruitful partners — it’s a message he appears to believe will come true.

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The interviews with Putin, by “Snowden” director Stone, have taken place over the course of two years. That’s what makes these so fascinating. Stone has asked Putin about certain situations while the news has been still fresh — such as recent situations with Ukraine, Syria, and the Crimea annexation — and his reactions give a compelling glimpse of world events.

On the struggles with Ukraine and Crimea and the tensions presented at the time between the U.S. and Russia, while Barack Obama was in the Oval Office, Putin said, “We had different assessments and still have different assessments of the situation as to the cause of the Ukrainian crisis and its unfolding.”

Putin revealed that his conversations with Obama were not “cordial,” but rather more “businesslike.” Though he called the former president a “thinking man,” it was clear there was much to be desired in diplomatic relationships between the two world powers at the time.

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About more recent events, Putin had an opportunity to explain his country’s relationship to Syria and its president, Bashar al-Assad. A recent chemical attack in the country was used as an excuse by many on the Left to call for further boots on the ground in the Middle East and to criticize President Donald Trump.

Putin told Stone that his relationship with Syria was meant as a way to keep some stability in the Middle East and to avoid the opportunities forced regime changes have provided to terrorists in the past — a point made by President Trump when he was running for office and one embraced by Republicans, such as Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.).

“Sooner or later the region is going to become tranquil again,” Putin said of the Middle East, calling himself a “cautious optimist.”

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Putin also called out people such as liberal billionaire George Soros and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for helping to make Russia an “external enemy” for the United States and the rest of the world.

Though Stone did press Putin on certain issues like the surveillance state in Russia — Putin all but admitted his country spied as heavily as the NSA — the director again did not press Putin enough on claims that the United States and CIA have tampered in certain Russian affairs. That’s not a surprise from Stone, however, a man very much attracted to conspiracy theories, as films like “JFK” show.

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The fourth and final hour of “The Putin Interviews” promises to be the most fiery of all, as Stone apparently pressed the Russian president hard on conspiracy theories of hacking the U.S. presidential election, as well as on the future of the country.

It’s likely many on the Left who are buying into the Russia-Trump conspiracy theories and wearing their warhawk hats are not making the commitment to watch these interviews — despite their being the most in-depth with Putin of any out there. They should be tuning in to see Putin’s perspective and Stone’s quest to squash conspiracy theories and the potential of war — but it’s likely they can’t handle much more than Megyn Kelly’s short, light, and embarrassing interview from the premiere episode of her NBC show.

It should go without saying at this point — but Stone is making a clear case for why people like Kelly are not equipped to interview world leaders.