Laura Rozen

Laura Rozen

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini speaks during a news conference at the United Nations headquarters in Manhattan, New York, Sept. 30, 2015.  (photo by REUTERS/Darren Ornitz)

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After Iran deal, can P5+1 tackle Syria civil war?

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

Major international parties continue to fumble for a solution to the Syria crisis as the plot thickens, and Russian airstrikes join the fray.

Rouhani's chief of staff: More US-Iran anti-terrorism cooperation possible

Sunday, Sep. 27, 2015 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

The Iranian president's chief of staff, Mohammad Nahavandian, tells Al-Monitor that the implementation of the nuclear deal will be a test of the West's sincerity.

US announces nuke deal implementation team

Friday, Sep. 18, 2015 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

Outgoing ambassador to Poland Stephen Mull, a former senior adviser to William Burns, will lead the team coordinating the Iran nuclear deal implementation. US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Jarrett Blanc will serve as deputy coordinator.

US to name coordinator for implementing Iran nuclear deal

Wednesday, Sep. 16, 2015 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

With the Iran nuclear deal expected to survive congressional review, the Obama administration is preparing to pivot from defending the deal to the crucial task of implementing it, with diplomat Stephen Mull leading the new office to coordinate JCPOA implementation for the US government.

Syria diplomacy 'stuck'

Tuesday, Sep. 8, 2015 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

Hopes of the United States, Europe and Russia to try to ramp up Syria diplomacy in the wake of the Iran nuclear deal have stalled amid Saudi reluctance, and there has been no breakthrough after the flurry of recent diplomatic contacts between Washington, Moscow and Riyadh.

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Laura Rozen reports on foreign policy from Washington, DC, for Al-Monitor's Back Channel. She has written for Yahoo! News, Politico and Foreign Policy. On Twitter: @LRozen

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